Donda West's Surgeon Speaks to PEOPLE

Donda West's Surgeon Speaks to PEOPLE
Dr. Jan Adams
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11/20/2007 AT 06:00 PM EST

Dr. Jan Adams, the Los Angeles plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mother Donda one day before her death, has broken his silence, speaking to PEOPLE about the events surrounding her death.

The interview can be found in the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. Though he refused to comment on the actual cause of death "out of respect" for her, Adams fights back against allegations that his surgery on Donda West was rushed. "I find that offensive and sort of unfair," he says. "I'm thorough and I do my job well."

As for his smattering of legal woes, including 11 malpractice suits, Adams is unmoved. "When people say 'plastic surgery' they think of me," he says. "These suits don't represent bad plastic surgery, they represent a bad decision in terms of choice of patient."

For more on the death of Donda West, including a detailing of Dr. Adams's lawsuits, plus interviews with former patients and more from Adams himself, pick up the latest PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
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