Earlier this month, officers from Denver arrested a 36-year-old surgical assistant who had been posing as a plastic surgeon since at least January 2015.
As reported by the Denver Post, Carlos Hernandez Fernandez ran his own cosmetic surgery clinic and had been performing surgeries, including tummy tucks and face-lifts, with no general anesthesia and only local anesthesia. On the website Healthgrades.com, he claimed he had admitting privileges at two Denver hospitals — Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital and Swedish Medical Center — and had a five-star patient satisfaction rating based on two reviews.
Fernandez has been arrested on charges of criminal impersonation, illegally practicing as a medical doctor, sexual assault, and child abuse. He has been released on $2,000 bail.