Paul Perito, Urologist With Checkered Past, Accused of Losing Patient's Penis -- Again

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The next time you're thinking about driving drunk, consider the plight of a man we'll call Hank. In 2006, a police officer found him passed out behind the wheel of his pick-up truck in a Florida trailer park. Roused from his slumber, he blew a .081-- just over the legal limit-- into the cop's breathalyzer. Because Hank already had three DUIs on his record, he was sentenced to three years in prison.

Two years in, Hank's story became the stuff of nightmares. A mysterious penis affliction landed him in the care of Dr. Paul Perito, the chair of urology at the Coral Gables Hospital. After a series of apparently botched operations, while bouncing between Miami-area hospital, Hank was forced to undergo a "partial penectomy."

Which means his penis was amputated.

In November, Hank-- whose identity we're not revealing because of the humiliation associated with his saga-- filed suit against Perito, five other doctors, the Florida Department of Corrections, and Larkin Community Hospital.

But loyal readers of Riptide will recall that Perito has been accused of going down this road before. Two years ago, he was sued by a Coral Gables man who claimed his penis was amputated after a botched penile implant surgery.

And in 2004, Perito was hit with dozens of criminal charges related to the alleged sale of diluted or counterfeit prescription drugs from his Goulds strip club, Playpen South. A law enforcement affidavit even quoted witnesses who claims that the urologist had a "special K" habit, snorting ketamine and sharing it with strippers-- even the night before he was due to perform surgery.

The charges were eventually dismissed, as Perito entered a pre-trial program and paid thousands of dollars in fines.

In a recent court filing, Perito broadly denied that he was at fault for Hank's missing manhood. Both he and his attorney, William L. Petros, have not responded to several messages seeking comment. But in 2010, he did beckon this reporter to his office, where he angrily waved a penile implant and declared: "My reputation right now should be exonerated!"

"I just piss out of this little baby hole that I got," Hank told us in a teary interview. "I have to sit down like a woman. When I stand up, it squirts everywhere."

Like we said: Don't drive drunk. Read the entire gory story here.

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whoops123
whoops123

Today's Floridian lesson for children - go ahead and drive home drunk rather than try to sleep it off in your car, . . .or we will cut off your penis.

VivlianWozz
VivlianWozz

I am a 27 years old doctor,mature and beautiful. and now i am seeking a good man who can give me real love, so i got a sername Andromeda2002 on  Agedate.СòM, a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men, to interact with each other.Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

fbop
fbop

dr prieto is a knowledgable doctor and has a really great personality. i visit his office on the regular. don't believe the hype. miami newtimes has the tendency to do that their stories.

Sherman Shermanov
Sherman Shermanov

Trust him! He's a doctor!

There's a reason why it's called 'practicing' medicine...

Lang Hudepohl
Lang Hudepohl

How pathetic of New Times writers to create such a slanted view . A pity party for a HIT AND RUN,REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER DRUNK?...Paul Perito's was found Innocent of his past convictions and he holds a reputable practice that helps people everyday. Dr. Perito tried to help a man that didnt help himself. MANY details are left out on behalf of Perito's side...only the bad are sensationalized . In search of a good story, New Times should have more decency in portraying the truth and not make a story out of irrelevant details of a hard working doctor's past.

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

WOW  hiow do you loose a man's ding dong?  Sorru but that is funny I do feel sorry for the man but  now he must sit down to take a leak.i

hengdoo
hengdoo

Sounds to me like this dude has to make a lot of sesne man. WOw.www.Total-Privacy dot US

Vic
Vic

How did he tell his dog of his problem?  verbally or physicall? get a life Blount.

Cocknose
Cocknose

Looks like the penis is attached to his nose.

anon_e_m00se
anon_e_m00se

This isn't helping change the rep of Coral Gables Hospital as the place that once you check in, you never check out.

Nevernot
Nevernot

Speaking as a previous customer of both Larkin and Coral Gables Hospital- not by choice- I am not surprised one tiny little bit. Both places are an embarrassment to the health care field.

Christian Wells
Christian Wells

OMG, Miami is so f*cking sleazy and gross. And, to be sure, LOTS of places are sleazy and gross. But what really makes Miami unique among all the others is the "Twilight Zone" quality of its sordidness. 

whoops123
whoops123

 As I read it, he wasn't driving, but had known enough to sleep it off before driving. He was asleep in the car. Of course it is not like it did any good, he probably should have driven home and he would still be pecking right about now.

Who
Who

shut up bitch. You are in the twilight zone of gay, for even making such a reference in the same sentence as miami. 

Ironlombax1
Ironlombax1

Oh no, I'm Offended!Get over yourself, dude.

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