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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A Mason spinal surgeon accused of performing medically unnecessary surgeries then billing private and public healthcare benefit programs is facing more federal charges.
A superseding indictment was filed Wednesday against Durrani, which adds 26 additional charges to the original ten charges.
The indictment alleges Durrani "would persuade the patient that
surgery was the only option, when in fact the patient did not need
surgery." It also accuses him of failing to inform the patient of
complications, or misrepresenting the nature of those complications.
of the counts alleges Durrani signed blank prescription pads and had
others write the prescriptions for Oxycodone while he was out of the
Durrani owns a private practice called the Center for Advanced Spine Technologies (CAST) with offices in Evendale and Florence. The indictment states he's worked in the area as a spine surgeon since 2005.
Durrani appeared in court for an arraignment back in August and pleaded not guilty.
One of Durrani's attorneys, Michael Lyon, told FOX19 in February: "Well, I've seen this. I've been defending doctors for 38 years. I've seen this in the past. We have several plaintiffs if you will, or patients, combined, and it's two things. It's a bandwagon effect, and it's a plaintiff's lawyer who is promoting and participating this action."