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Doctor, Put Down That Knife

Doctor, Put Down That Knife

SARASOTA (970 WFLA) -- Police arrest a surgeon whose medical license has been revoked by the state, saying he has been unlawfully practicing medicine.

Leonard Rubinstein, 59, was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at the Center for Integration in Cosmetic Surgery at 1805 Siesta Drive. State online records show Rubinstein's Medical license has been revoked.

Police set up an undercover sting after being informed by the state that Rubinstein's license was no longer active. They sent in a woman who wanted breast augmentation surgery. They say Rubinstein charged her a $295 "consulting fee" and told her that, since he no longer held a U.S. license, the surgery would be done in Cancun, Mexico.

Police say the state has gotten several complaints about Rubinstein, and they're asking other people who have been his patients in the past year, to come forward.


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