An Atlanta plastic surgeon is being accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on multiple women who have now filed lawsuits against her.
Dr. Susan Kolb has had her privileges revoked by two Atlanta hospitals, according to 11 Alive and she is accused of inducing emotional, physical and financial stress upon several women. Kolb authored a book called “The Naked Truth About Breast Implants,” and was even featured on The Discovery Channel and on ABC’s The Doctors. Because of her expertise and success, she was trusted by the women who went to her for procedures and now they are saying she abused their trust.
Pamala Weems saw Kolb in 2016. Kolb ordered an ultrasound on Weems’ breasts, which contained implants. Kolb told Weems her implants were “found to be ruptured” and “leaking,” according to 11 Alive.
“It was posed to me as a life-threatening situation, that if I did not have them taken out right away, I would be poisoned,“ said Weems.
Her implants were subsequently removed. Afterwards, according to Weems’ lawsuit, the implants were sent to a pathology lab that determined that both implants were fine and “filled with fluid.” The results said that they were intact.
Weems said that her new body, a result of what she thought was a life-saving surgery, has left her distraught.
“When I first took the bandages off in the bathroom, I passed out on the floor,” Weems told 11 Alive. In addition to that, Weems’ lawsuit claims she now suffers from lymphedema because Kolb allegedly removed lymph nodes from her after telling her that her silicone infected the lymph node tissues.
Kolb denies the allegations.
However, 11Alive found a video deposition of Kolb, in which she said she didn’t do any tests to confirm that the implants were leaking.
“These patients are financially challenged. There’s no reason to do lab tests to prove things I already know,” said Kolb in that clip.
The surgeon has a history of being accused of “unprofessional conduct.” According to one deposition, a hospital revoked her privileges in 2004 because she wanted to carry a gun to work, which Kolb admitted. In 2008, another revoked the doctor’s privileges. In the deposition, Kolb explained why.
“Yea, they said that because I believed in reincarnation and clairvoyance,” said Kolb, adding that she thinks she is psychic. “They’re visions…they’re just a vision. I’ve had them all my life even when I was a child.”
She also said she is the reincarnation of Catherin Parr, one of King Henry the eighth’s wives.
“And I actually look a lot like her,” said Kolb in the deposition.