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A surgeon botched two operations and had concerns raised about another in the space of a week, with one patient saying his life has been “ruined”.
The gall bladder procedures took place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in January 2020.
The surgeon who carried them out is being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC).
The NHS hospital has apologised and said the surgeon was still practising under supervision.
Paul Tooth was operated on by the surgeon and immediately complained he was in “excruciating” pain after the procedure to remove his gallbladder. He was operated on