Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — In what may be one of the strangest medical stories in the press currently, YouTube has made yet another headline this week as video of a medical surgery done in the Philippines is being called into investigation.
In the unauthorized, 3-minute video posted on the popular video sharing site, the scene showed a room full of 10 doctors, nurses, medical staff and nursing students laughing, pointing and giggling as what seems to be a spray canister was removed from a private area of a 39-year old male patient.
“At one point, a hand appears with a cell phone camera taking a close-up picture of the surgery. As a doctor gingerly pulls out the 6-inch long canister from the male patient’s rectum, someone shouts, “Baby out!” amid loud cheers. The doctor then removes the canister cap and sprays the contents toward the crowd of nurses and doctors viewing the procedure.”
Although it is unclear as to who shot the the video, the person who posted the video removed it from YouTube on Wednesday. The government-run Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in the central city of Cebu claims that they shoot video of surgeries that are done of a peculiar nature (only with consent of the patient), and that they are conducting a full investigation of the video.
If the staff and nursing student who were part of the video are found to be violating medical ethics, they “could be suspended or expelled from the association, which would result in the suspension or termination of their state health insurance accreditation.”