A Source Tells CNN That Joan Rivers’ ENT Doctor Snapped A Selfie With Her During Her Throat Procedure (UPDATE)
UPDATE: TMZ says that the ENT doctor who allegedly got a selfie with a knocked out Joan Rivers is Dr. Gwen Korovin. Her all-star patient list includes Celine Dion, Hugh JackMeOff, Lady CaCa, John Mayer and Brooke Shields. So if Hugh has ever been put under while getting an endoscopy, Dr. Gwen probably has a selfie of her licking his cheeks while he’s out.
Just when I was beginning to think that uncouth pieces of trash have taken the selfie situation too far by taking selfies with dead bodies in caskets at funerals, they outdo themselves by taking selfies with knocked out patients getting a procedure done. CNN says that a staff member at the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic in Manhattan, where Joan Rivers had her endoscopy done, told investigators that her own ENT doctor busted in during the procedure to take a selfie with her while she was unconscious and he later did an unauthorized biopsy. Go ahead and add, “I promise not to take a selfie with my unconscious patient,” to the Hippocratic Oath.
CNN says that Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the medical director at Yorkville Endoscopy, did Joan’s throat procedure and during it, her ear, nose and throat doctor, who hasn’t been named, came into the procedure room and took a selfie with her while she was under anesthesia. When Dr. Cohen finished up, the ENT doctor did a biopsy without getting Joan’s permission first. Investigators believe that Joan’s vocal cords swelled up during the biopsy and she went into cardiac arrest after oxygen to her lungs got cut off. The ENT wasn’t certified by the clinic and that’s apparently required by law.
Yorkville Endoscopy spit out a stream of denials when the biopsy reports came out and said that they don’t do vocal cord biopsies at their clinic. The clinic later confirmed that Dr. Cohen was no longer medical director. CNN’s source says that investigators haven’t accused Dr. Cohen or the ENT doctor of doing anything wrong, yet.
Joan Rivers might think it’s funny that her messy ENT doctor took a selfie while she was under, but she probably wouldn’t think it was funny that he took a selfie with her while she had a camera down her throat, wasn’t wearing her jewels, was probably SANS FARDS and had on a plain, homely ass hospital gown. How dreadful. But I’m sure she’s up in heaven, cackling over the thought of Melissa Rivers suing the shit out of those doctors.
And expect that selfie to end up on the cover of The National Enquirer in 3…..2…