This is absolutely horrendous.
According to a staff member at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, Joan Rivers' personal doctor allegedly took a selfie in the middle of the procedure room while Joan had been under anesthesia.
Another doctor, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, then performed the endoscopy she had been scheduled for.
After the endoscopy, Joan's personal doctor (an ear, nose and throat specialist uncertified by the clinic) allegedly performed an unauthorized biopsy without Joan's consent, according to the staff member.
During this alleged biopsy is when Joan reportedly experienced cardiac arrest, according to the source.
If these allegations are true, we'd be shocked and disgusted at the level unprofessional incompetence on the part of her personal doctor.
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]
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