Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumor

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.
The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation.
Pacheco had a kidney that never ascended…

Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumor
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