The Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine has added some restrictions to Dr. Ming-Wei Wu’s license pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing scheduled March 28.
Wu, a general surgeon, cannot perform any surgeries at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center that involve general anesthesia, said Barbara Longo, deputy executive director of the osteopathic board.
The restrictions were added a day before the osteopathic board was to hold an emergency hearing to determine if Wu’s license should be summarily suspended. That meeting was canceled after Wu agreed to the stipulations.
The board has filed five complaints against Wu alleging he provided inappropriate care to patients at Desert Springs between March 12, 2006 and Dec. 27, 2008.
Two of the patients died, according to the complaints.
Wu also agreed to not perform surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia outside Desert Springs Hospitals unless another general surgeon is present.
According to osteopathic board’s Web site, Wu received his doctor of osteopathic medicine license May 2005.
That license is set to expire Dec. 31.
Wu earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Western University of Health Sciences Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif.