Christopher Duntsch is serving a life sentence after performing unsuccessful procedures on his patients.
(Dallas County Jail)
A new podcast that’s taken the Dallas community by storm is revealing the sickening details of the structure failed medical procedures performed by a neurosurgeon called “Dr. Death” – operations which killed two patients and others left paralyzed.
The 6-part series features numerous interviews with Robert Henderson, a spine surgeon that is described in the subject field hospital staff in 2012 after the studies of patients who underwent operations at the hands of Christopher Duntsch, who is now serving a life sentence.
“To put it bluntly, I am worried whether or not he has had training in spine surgery, Henderson is heard saying in a phone conversation with the president of a facility that Duntsch had worked.
“This man is a maniac,” he continued in the latest episode of ‘Dr. Death,’ released Monday. “I’m going to try to stop this man is to work from anywhere, at any time, at any place.”
Henderson said four days prior to that call, he was summoned in the Dallas Medical Center to investigate Mary Efurd, a patient Duntsch who is wheelchair-bound because she lost the feeling in her legs after a back surgery procedure.
Henderson said he studied the x-rays and notes Duntsch had made for the surgery, about how he was to go about it.
But Henderson is soon learned “the procedure that he was planning to do, was not the procedure that he has to run.”
“I’m really thinking that there is a kind of parody happened here, because he has not done almost anything that he was planning to do, or that he is described in the operation,” Henderson told show host Laura Beil.
Duntsch was arrested in July 2015 on five aggravated-assault charges after four of his patients were left crippled and two others died in the span of one year, between July 2012 and June 2013.
He went on trial in 2017 in a case where the testimony of Henderson, who said that he found the implants on the muscle instead of the bone, and a screw holes in Efurd the spine cavity.
Jurors also heard from other patients, including the one that awoke from the surgery paralyzed from the neck down, a other, who go out of chronic pain and a third, speaking in a permanent whisper after she was left with a stab wound in her throat.