Doctor accused of unnecessary gynecological surgeries faces identity-fraud charges
12/09/2019 1:52 pm PST
By Margaret Kavanagh, WTKR
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WTKR) -- New charges have been filed against a Chesapeake doctor accused of doing unnecessary gynecological surgeries on women in Hampton Roads.
Javid Perwaiz, 69, is being held in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. He has now been charged with 11 felonies including health care fraud, false statements related to health care matters and aggravated identify theft.
Federal authorities allege that he performed hysterectomies, dilation and curettages, removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes and others surgeries on unsuspecting patients and submitted materially false, fraudulent and fictitious claims to health care benefit programs, seeking reimbursement for these surgeries.
Authorities allege some surgeries he performed were not medically necessary, were performed without consent and in some cases were not performed at all. They also allege that he submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Sentara Optima and other health care benefit programs.
Documents state he would preform diagnostic procedures in his medical office and use the results of those examinations to justify that a patient undergo surgery very quickly - at times as little as three days later - but they say he often did not perform the dialogistic procedure and did not always have the appropriately-functioning tools to perform the procedure.
Records state some of the patients incurred permanent physical damage and injury.
He is now also facing two aggravated identity theft charges that stem from situations on March 18, 2016, and October 19, 2019.
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