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Lexington doctor accused of showing up to perform surgery while intoxicated

Plastic surgeon Theodore Gerstle, of Lexington Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, got to Baptist Health Lexington around noon to perform a surgery, but it was reported to hospital staff that he was intoxicated, hospital spokesman Ruth Ann Childers said. Per policy, the chief medical officer went to speak with Gerstle, who then walked from the facility. Hospital staff then called police to report what happened.

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