A patient lost a testicle during an operation because the surgeon cut it off by mistake. Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst, but removed the whole right testicle instead.
Sarah Prichard, counsel for the GMC, said the mistake was made as a nurse helping the surgeon turned her back to get a stitch.
When she turned around the testicle had been removed.
Ms Prichard said: “Literally as the nurse turned away to get a transfixion stitch, the incident occurred and the testicle was removed.
“Such was the level of concern they immediately realised it could be a serious medical incident and took steps to complete the relevant documentation.”
A month later it is alleged that the doctor, who qualified after studying at Jordan University of Science and Technology, stole two boxes of dihydrocodeine from a treatment room on a ward at the same hospital.