A SURGEON carried out operations that were "unnecessary", a tribunal was told.
And the General Medical Council was also told that Mr Hurais Syed was lacking in rudimentary knowledge and that two of his patients died.
The hearing is determining where Mr Syed's fitness to practise is impaired.
Mr Syed, who now lives in West Acton, London, was employed as a consultant at Dewsbury District Hospital.
Assessors were called in to the hospital after two pensioners died following surgery.
They concluded that the 51-year-old doctor, who had trained in Pakistan, did not have sufficient experience to be working in the UK.
He had also put his patients through unnecessary and painful procedures.
The assessors gave him an ungradeable score in patient relation skills because of "glib comments" that he made when talking about care.
Dr Alan Turner, a urology expert, told the tribunal that Mr Syed carried out exploratory operations on patients that were not needed. He had also not checked ultrasound results.
Dr Turner said: "If a patient had had an ultrasound it would have been relevant to have had that result during consultation. It may have shown a tumour and therefore the management plan would have been different.
"He should have asked for those results because he actually went into an investigation which may not have been relevant or necessary."
The tribunal has already heard that Mr Syed was involved in the treatment of John Hetherington, 67, and 78-year-old Gladys Allen, of Liversedge, who both died.
Mrs Allen died in the operating theatre after undergoing an earlier operation at Dewsbury District Hospital.
My Syed was charged with her manslaughter but cleared at Leeds Crown Court in April 2003.
The hearing continues.