This is terrible and absolutely the last thing you expect from your doctor.
My thoughts are with all his victims and I hope they can get some closure after this verdict.
A breast surgeon who "played God" and carried out "completely unnecessary" operations has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients. He carried out "extensive, life-changing operations for no medically-justifiable reason" and was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man. The trial heard Paterson, who treated thousands of patients during his career, exaggerated or invented cancer risks and claimed payments for more expensive procedures in some cases. The seven-week trial heard the accounts from 10 victims - representing a sample of those Paterson treated - operated on between 1997 and 2011 at the privately-run Little Aston and Parkway hospitals in the West Midlands. Jurors were not told Paterson carried out hundreds of unnecessary operations on NHS patients, with a hospital trust paying out £17.8m in damages and legal costs.