What would possess a board-certified doctor to dance, ‘twerk’ while performing surgery?

What would possess a board-certified doctor to dance, ‘twerk’ while performing surgery?

“A joint study between Spotify and Figure 1 research company found that over 90% of surgeons put on music while in the operating room and, for 49% of those doctors, rock is the most popular genre,” Business Insider reports. If you are due to go under the knife any time soon and are troubled by the thought that your surgeon might get distracted by an especially compelling guitar riff or a particularly moving passage in a romantic symphony, know that it could be worse. Your doctor might decide to bust a move while hovering over your fragile prostrate figure, scalpel in hand.

One doctor not only has done that during surgery. She has also posted recordings of herself dancing on her public YouTube site, reportedly for “promotional purposes.”

Her name appropriately is Windell Boutte (pronounced “booty,” as in “shake your ___”), and several of her former patients are are using the videos as evidence in  malpractice suits against her.

Writes CNN:

[T]he board-certified dermatologist can be seen singing as she cuts into a patient or rapping and dancing with surgical instruments in hand during surgical procedures. At times, assistants in scrubs sashayed alongside her.

Hundreds of her former patients claim that they suffered infections, disfigurement, and even brain damage following procedures by Boutte, conducted in her office.

The question that naturally arises is why do any of this, especially in these litigious times? Why record and effectively advertise herself doing something questionable if not unethical?

That answer remains to be seen. In the meantime, Boutte continues to practice.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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