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Another patient death blamed on infamous St. Pete weight-loss surgeon

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Longtime St. Petersburg weight-loss surgeon, Ernest C. Rehnke, is being accused of another patient’s death. In January of 2014, Rehnke performed gastric stapling weight-loss surgery on Pamela Jane Quiles, a 39-year-old medical assistant and mother of three living in New Port Richey. Six months later Quiles died. Now, in a lawsuit, Quiles’ daughter, Kayla Jane Pellrine, says Rehnke should never have performed the surgery in the first place. Pellrine argues that Quiles was a high-risk patient, as her previous surgeries — which include…

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