TV cosmetic doctor being investigated by watchdog after allegations made against him
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A celebrity doctor, who has appeared on ITV’s This Morning, has had restrictions imposed on him while he undergoes an investigation.
Dr Tijion Esho, who has previously appeared on TV to talk about cosmetic surgery and procedures, has had restrictions placed on his practice while an investigation is conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Dr Esho, who has also appeared on E4’s Body Fixers and BBC's Morning Live, has been told he must not carry out consultations on female patients without a chaperone.
The doctor has also been told that outside of ‘life-threatening emergencies’ he must not contact patients outside of a clinical setting.
A GMC spokesperson said: "Dr Oluwafemi Esho has restrictions on his practice while we investigate the allegations against him.
"We referred Dr Esho to an Interim Orders Tribunal at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in August 2022, who imposed a number of interim conditions on his practice.
"These include that, except in life-threatening emergencies, he must not carry out consultations with female patients without a chaperone present and except in life-threatening emergencies he must not make contact with patients outside of a clinical setting, either virtually or face-to-face."
The investigation was reportedly launched after a complaint was lodged against the doctor.
Dr Esho is understood to have denied any wrongdoing.
An ITV spokesperson said: “Dr Tijion Esho is not ITV This Morning’s resident doctor in any capacity.
“He last appeared on the programme over three years ago [August 2019]. It is incorrect to suggest otherwise."
Dr Esho is the founder of the Esho Clinic, which has locations in London, Liverpool and Dubai, and has a host of celebrity clientele and lengthy waiting lists for those wanting an appointment. According to his company's website all doctors working at Esho clinics are GMC registered.
His clinics specialise in non-surgical treatments such as Botox and lip fillers.
In one TV appearance, Dr Esho injected fillers into a woman’s nose to give it a straighter appearance and gave another woman a cheek lift on camera.
Alongside his clinical and TV work, Dr Esho has also appeared in several YouTube videos with famous faces, including Love Island’s Zara McDermott.
In April 2020, Dr Esho went back to work in the NHS to help support medics in the battle against Covid-19.
LADbible has contacted Dr Esho for comment.
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