NEW YORK – Dr. Wesley Dunnes, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, done goofed big Tuesday during the routine implantation of a neurostimulator to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.
The goofball surgeon mistakenly placed the stimulator lead in the patient’s ventrointermediate nucleus instead of the globus pallidus internus. The wackadoo mixup is expected to cost the hospital $5 million in malpractice suits and extend the recovery time of the patient by three years.
“Wowy zowy,” said the kook of a surgeon after realizing his mistake. “Well, I suppose it ain’t my first goof, and it sure ain’t gonna be my last.”