AHPRA lifts dietary advice ban on surgeon Gary Fettke

After two years, the watchdog has stood down over the doctor's vocal advocacy of low-carb, high-fat diet to patients with diabetes

An orthopedic surgeon who was banned from giving dietary advice to his patients has been cleared by the medical watchdog.

Dr Gary Fettke, a vocal advocate of the low carbohydrate, high fat diet, was investigated by AHPRA after concerns were raised about the specific nutritional advice he was giving his patients.

He began offering the advice after amputating limbs of patients with diabetes.

The investigation was launched soon after Dr Fettke started calling for changes to the foods served in Launceston General Hospital, Tasmania.

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