This is the story about my roommate, MIKA OGURO and Dr. William R. Dobkin, of Hoag Hospital, Newport
Beach, CA; known to our circle of friends as THE BUTCHER OF NEWPORT BEACH.
MIKA OGURO was my roommate for 9 years. She was a hip, trendy, bright, bubbly and extremely athletic girl. She left the house every morning at 6 AM to play tennis before work. After work she went to the gym, then took off to night school where she studied to be an an accountant. She was also a social butterfly who had more friends than I could count. The only time I ever saw her was Sundays!
And then, one fateful day in late 2009, she went to a clinic to see about the slight pain in her neck. It turned out to be a tumor ... THE SIZE OF AN ALMOND ... no big deal, nothing to worry about.
She was sent to Hoag Hospital where she met with neurosurgeon Dr. William R. Dobkin. He gave her a 10-minute consultation (that's how low-priority the situation was) and they scheduled the surgery. What happened next is an outrage!!!
During surgery, Dr. Dobkin cut out two of Mika's discs from her neck AND THREW THEM IN THE TRASH!!
Then, he attached a LARGE METAL CROSS BAR TO HER NECK THAT HE SCREWED ON WITH NUTS & BOLTS. And no one could figure out why!!! The medical report before the surgery clearly stated the small tumor HAD NOT attached itself to her spinal discs!!
After that, Mika was in CONSTANT PAIN. She could not breath properly, could not stand or sit, could not swallow properly, could no longer work or fix herself meals. Showering was a nightmare and I often heard her chocking in her room. But the surgery was supposed to be "minimal evasive."
Mika went to other doctors to get help. They evaluated Mika's post-surgery X-rays and concluded that the metal objects in her neck were large enough for A GORILLA!! (Mika is only 5'3") Another surgeon said her neck was so butchered, the X-rays looked like a car crash victim. All the doctors agreed that Dobkin could have easily removed the small, almond-size tumor by using a simple laser apparatus. There was no reason for him to cut out two of her discs and throw them in the trash.
We wrote letters to Dobkin and Hoag hospital administrators. Hysterically - they never replied. They didn't even ask Mika to come in for another examination, which is normal protocol after surgery.
Then she went to a pain-relief doctor in O.C. to be evaluated for permanent disability. Dr. Steven Dennis of 19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 306, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Although Dr. Dennis saw the post-surgery X-rays, clearly saw the 'gorilla parts' and the 'butchered tissue' - he wrote in his report to the State Disability case worker, 'There is nothing wrong with this patient.' Hence, Mika was denied disability and had to go back home to Japan, where her mother takes care of her now full-time. Dr. Dobkin ruined her chances of ever working again, and Dennis ruined her chance of living a normal life.
Something obviously went terribly wrong during the surgery and Dr. Dobkin, Dr. Dennis and Hoag Hospital are obviously engaged in a cover up. How do we know? They never replied to our letters for help nor returned our calls. They also LIED in their reports to the State. Who does that???
Dr. William R. Dobkin should have his license revoked and be brought up on charges. Do not go to him. He will cut your bones out of your spine, throw them in the trash, attach gorilla parts to your neck and hobble you for life.
Hey Dr. Dobkin - You're not in prison today because Mika was forced to leave the country!! You got real lucky!