Doctor Gets Rich off False Surgery

The Story of Mark Weinberger

What Happened?

  • Hundreds of false procedures
  • Billed insurance companies $40,000 per patient and billed for unreal procedures
  • Actually made the problems worse
  • Showed people images of bloody and infected sinus cavities so they would agree to surgery
  • He "made" $30 million in 3 years
  • He bought a $2.4 million house in Chicago, a $4 million yacht, and thousands worth of shopping sprees
  • Evaded capture for 5 years in the Swiss Alps
  • 350 patients sued
  • 7 years in prison
  • "I'm sorry. I lied. I stole. I betrayed a sacred trust. I have no excuse. There is no excuse."