Stem Cell Doctor Struck Off

A doctor, who offered unlicensed stem cell treatments to multiple sclerosis patients, has been struck off the medical register.

The General Medical Council (GMC) struck off Dr Robert Trossel, who charged up to £10,000 for stem cell injections, for breaching good medical practice by "exploiting vulnerable patients".

Dr Trossel, 56, who practiced in London and Rotterdam, conceded he had been "too enthusiastic" about the treatment.

The GMC Fitness to Practice panel, agreed that Dr Trossel exaggerated the benefits of treatment based on "anecdotal and aspirational information".

The stem cells he used were only intended for laboratory research, not for human use.

Many of his patients, who had an aggressive and disabling type of multiple sclerosis, raised the money for the treatments through charity events.


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