Patients in New York and across the nation place their trust in an anesthesiologist when they are undergoing a medical procedure. Part of that trust implies that they will be treated with dignity and respect. One patient who was receiving a colonoscopy was not accorded that professionalism as the anesthesiologist was recorded on the man's cellphone having ridiculed him during the procedure.
The man inadvertently made the recording by leaving his phone on when he had his colonoscopy in April of 2013. When he was on his way home, he listened to it and found that the doctors were ridiculing him the entire time. The anesthesiologist made statements about the patient having tuberculosis in his penis and warned another medical worker that touching a genital rash the man had might result in a sexually transmitted disease.