Kanye West, Donda West

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It remains to be seen whether the man who operated on Kanye West's mom ever operates again.

Dr. Jan Adams' license to practice medicine expired yesterday—not because of patient-related issues or his DUI troubles (which include an arrest earlier today on suspicion of driving under the influence), but because he has yet to cough up child support that he owes his ex, a spokesman for the Medical Board of California confirmed to E! News.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs sent Adams a letter last month informing him that he had 30 days to write a check or risk losing his license, a fate that reportedly also befell him in 2006 for three months, also for failure to pay child support.

Once the doc is back in good standing with his support obligations, renewal of the license can proceed, board rep Russ Heimerich said.

Adams, however, was arrested in the Northern California city of Vallejo early Thursday morning after police spotted him using an off-ramp to get on the freeway. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Solano Superior Court on Monday.

Meanwhile, the California Attorney General's Office is still trying to revoke Adams' license and make him pay for the medical board's troubles stemming from two prior DUI busts, one of which involved a run-in with another vehicle, per documents filed last year.

And, Heimerich told E!, Adams' latest arrest could add weight to the government's case.

"It is not uncommon for us to add new charges when they occur," he said.

Adams, who used to host his own reality show on Discovery, Plastic Surgery: Before & After, weathered serious scrutiny after the sudden death of Donda West on Nov. 10, a day after she underwent an elective tummy tuck and breast reduction.

The official coroner's report couldn't pinpoint an exact cause of death, but cited evidence of coronary artery disease and "multiple postoperative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty."

Adams, who told the Los Angeles Times that when Donda West left his office "there was no problem whatsoever," said that he believed he knew "exactly what happened to her" (but wouldn't share until he saw the final report) and speculated that she had suffered a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism or taken an accidental overdose of painkillers.

That very same day he canceled a scheduled interview on Larry King Live, explaining that the West family had requested he not go through with it.

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