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Calif. doc investigated for Lap-Band deaths

February 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A doctor being investigated in the death of a Lawndale woman who got Lap-Band surgery apparently is the subject of two medical board investigations.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Medical Board of California is reviewing the quality of care Dr. Atul Madan provided two women after Lap-Band procedures he performed at his clinic in Beverly Hills.

Tamara Walter, 52, died days after the weight loss surgery in late December, and 33-year-old Ana Renteria died in February 2010 days after undergoing the same procedure.

Tamara Walter of Lawndale, 52, died after having Lap-Band surgery in December. Madan was also Walter's surgeon.

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