Dr. Dipak Desai is an American success story, an immigrant from India who built a small medical empire in the desert of Southern Nevada.
Now an aspect of that success is under scrutiny after health officials have determined that six patients treated at Desai's Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada were infected there with hepatitis C, a potentially lethal blood-borne virus. Investigators believe they became infected when workers used contaminated syringes and vials when injecting patients with medication.
Desai, a doctor in Nevada since 1980, is 65 percent owner of the center, according to Las Vegas city business license records. Three other doctors share ownership, with Dr. Eladio Carrera having the next largest stake with 14 percent, according to the records.
Desai has not commented publicly.
Humm maybe the Dr. will soon be undergoing anesthesia less, endoscopy exams himself under less than sterile conditions in Prison.