A man has been mistakenly given a vasectomy by medics who were supposed to be performing a “minor procedure” on him, a UK hospital has admitted.
The patient, who was not named, went to the Royal Liverpool Hospital for a minor urological operation but was wrongly made sterile by a blundering surgeon.
Medics tried to reverse the error but it is not known whether the reversal was successful.
Health bosses at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust said they have apologised “unreservedly” to the patient.
They said an internal investigation into the incident has been launched and the responsible surgeon has been suspended from carrying out operations pending the result.