Seattle doctor accused of sexting during surgeries

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Dr. Arthur Zilberstein
Dr. Arthur Zilberstein

SEATTLE (KGO) -- A Seattle doctor is out of a job this morning after being accused of sexting during surgery.

Washington State suspended Arthur Zilberstein's license after investigators say the anesthesiologist sent dozens of sexually-charged text messages while in the middle of surgery. Those surgeries include labor epidurals, spinal work and C-sections. He's also accused of having sex with women at the medical center including at least one patient.

Officials claim Zilberstein mishandled medications -- not following rules when doling out oxycodone, Ritalin and antibiotics.