Ban lifted on anaesthetist who did rectal exam on unconscious man

The doctor had been suspended under emergency powers over the incident

An anaesthetist who faced being charged with sexual assault after rectally examining an unconscious patient at the behest of the operating surgeon says he was motivated by “clinical curiosity”.

The doctor had been involved in an operation on a 37-year-old man who had been admitted for a colonoscopy and biopsy of a posterior rectal mass at a Sydney hospital last year.