The California medical board has issued a public reprimand to a salinas urologist, whose neglect injured a patient after surgery. Investigators had sought a suspension of Doctor Aytac Apaydin’s medical license, however the board rested on a public reprimand and the license will not be interrupted (for now). Apaydin and his salinas valley urology associates clinic remain under investigation by federal authorities for other alleged violations, including overbilling patients. The public reprimand comes more than 1 year after doctor apaydin left a wire in a patient’s bladder during surgery. His laser had sliced a portion of the wire, and it was left inside the patient, who returned later with sever pain. Despite C-T scans that showed the object, (which apaydin signed as having reviewed), the wire was never found or removed. The patient was ultimately treated by an Arizona doctor, who found the problem. It’s the 2nd time since 2008 that doctor apaydin has been reprimanded. The previous instance was for altering records and failing to disclose the side effects of a drug.