Mayra Beltran/Associated Press Michael Glyn Brown, 54, waits for his trial to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, in Houston. The Brown Hand Center , a surgical chain specializing in a carpal tunnel syndrome treatment pioneered by disgraced doctor and one-time Houston social fixture Michael Glyn Brown, is going out of business. A trustee handling Dr. Brown?s Chapter 11 case placed the centers located in Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio into Chapter 11 protection Tuesday, saying his investigation had uncovered ?significant financial debt, misuse of revenue, and compliance issues.? All of the centers, with the exception of the Houston location, have already ceased operations and the bankruptcy filing action was taken to preserve whatever value the centers still have, according to court documents. The trustee said he anticipates that the Houston facility will also close at the end of October due to ?lack of funds to pay operating expenses.? The center?s revenue has decreased drastically as the company stopped its advertisements, well known in Houston for presenting Dr. Brown with his ex-wife and children as a family man. Advertising was the ?primary revenue driver for Brown?s business model,? according to court documents. Although Dr. Brown became known through his commercials, he became famous for behavior that landed him in court and in the tabloids. Too numerous to list here completely, the most recent incident included allegedly choking a flight attendant on Jan. 2., which landed him 30 days in prison and a $5,000 fine, according to court documents. Dr. Brown is to begin serving the sentence on Oct. 25. Other charges have included domestic violence against two of his former wives. As for Dr. Brown?s own financial state, it?s not much better than those of the medical centers he began in 1996. ?Specifically, the Debtor does not have any independent source of income sufficient to support a feasible plan of reorganization. While the Debtor holds stock in formerly lucrative, operating businesses, including Brown Medical Center, Inc., most of those businesses have ceased operations and are presently in a state of severe financial distress,? the trustee said in recent documents filed in Dr. Brown?s Chapter 11 case. Among Dr. Brown?s assets are a Miami property worth $8.2 million, a Houston property worth more than $5.5 million, an 88-foot yacht worth more $1.1 million, five cars including a $275,000 Ferrari, a gun collection, a collection of animal skins, a guitar collection and numerous businesses in which Dr. Brown owns full or partial equity. Those assets will likely be liquidated to pay Dr. Brown?s debt, which totals at least $37.4 million. The full amount is unknown, according to court documents, because of the numerous pending litigation claims against him. Dr. Brown lost his medical license in 2006 for cocaine use, but Brown Hand Centers continued to operate, employing other surgeons to perform Dr. Brown?s technique. Write to Stephanie Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow her on Twitter at @stephgleason .