By Kurtis Ming

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Rocklin cosmetic surgeon accused of butchering patients has agreed to give up his medical license more than a year after CBS13 first exposed him.

After our story about cosmetic surgeon Dr. Efrain Gonzalez, we heard from quite a few patients who said they were injured as well.

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The Medical Board of California confirms that Gonzalez has surrendered his license to practive medicine in the state.

Charges against him included negligence, incompetence and aiding or abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine by allowing someone in his office with no formal training “to practice medicine on a patient.”

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Instead of allowing the case to move forward, Gonzalez voluntarily gave up his license. He neither admits or denies the allegations, but agreed the state “could establish a factual basis for the charges.”

It’s not the first time he’s lost his license. Puerto Rico stripped him of one in 2006. A decision said a patient may have died following one of his treatments.

His legal troubles aren’t over. He’s also facing criminal charges in Placer County, and dozens of lawsuits from former patients.

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