Joan Rivers' doctor denies taking selfie during procedure

PTI| Updated: Sep 19, 2014, 14:45 PM IST
Joan Rivers' doctor denies taking selfie during procedure


Los Angeles: Joan Rivers' personal doctor, Gwen Korovin has denied that she took a selfie when the late comedienne was under anaesthesia in the procedure room.

Gwen was alleged to have taken a selfie during the procedure but now her lawyer has issued a statement saying, people are "making up lies," reportedly.

Gwen also denied she performed a biopsy on 81-year-old Joan's vocal cord. "Gwen S Korovin, MD is a highly experienced, board certified otolaryngologist. She maintains privileges at one of the city's most prestigious hospitals. She is respected and admired by her peers in the medical community and she is revered by her patients," the statement read.

The statement continued, "As a matter of personal and professional policy, Dr Korovin does not publicly discuss her patients or their care and treatment. Further, Dr Korovin is prohibited by state and federal confidentiality laws from discussing her care and treatment of any particular patient."

"For these reasons, neither Dr Korovin nor her attorneys will have any public comment on recent press reports regarding her practice. We ask that the press please respect Dr Korovin's personal and professional policy of not discussing her patients, as well as the privacy of her patients," the statement concluded.

Joan passed away on September 4, eight days after she was rushed to hospital following cardiac and respiratory arrest during a throat surgery at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic.