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Arrogant doctor struck off.

An “arrogant” doctor was struck off in Britain after he walked out during an operation.

The doctor, Thomas Biesgen, 43, from Heidelberg, who specialises in reconstructive hand surgery, mismanaged the treatment plans for patients at two hospitals.

A panel sitting at the medical practitioners tribunal in Manchester found that Thomas Biesgen should not practise in the UK.

The doctor, who lives in Switzerland, was reported to the General Medical Council for alleged clinical errors and negligence at Leeds Teaching Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, in 2012.

Colleagues in Leeds were so concerned about his performance that they relegated him to the role of observer.

The tribunal chairwoman, Michele Clare, said: “Dr Biesgen was at times over-defensive and arrogant.

“He appeared to be full of self-importance and took every opportunity to tell how successful and renowned he was.”

Dr Biesgen said: “I practise at the highest level and have not had complaints other than one consultant in Leeds with whom I never worked.”