No discipline for St. Louis doctor who operated on wrong side of brain

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ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis surgeon won’t be disciplined by the state for operating on the wrong side of a patient’s brain.

The Missouri Board of Healing Arts heard the case against Dr. Armond Levy and has now closed it.

In April 2013, Regina Turner was to have the operation on the left side of her brain to reduce her risk of stroke. Instead, Dr. Levy performed surgery on the right side.

SSM St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Missouri apologized at the time and acknowledged the mistake.

A lawsuit over the surgery was settled in January, but the details are private. The lawsuit said the botched surgery left Turner with potentially lifelong medical problems.