Surgeons: At the Edge of Life - Season 1 Episode 1

Cameras follow surgeons, anaesthetists, theatre staff and patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham's surgical unit, where surgeons push medical boundaries to the limit.

Genre: Documentary

Country: UK

Episode: 1/12 eps

Duration: 180 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2018

IMDb: 9.2

Season 1 - Surgeons: At the Edge of Life
"Specialist maxillofacial surgeons Tim Martin and Sat Parmar prepare for a marathon operation on 53-year-old Teresa. Four weeks ago, Teresa was diagnosed with a fast-growing cancerous tumour in her face and she will die within weeks unless it is removed."
"The surgeons take on unpredictable, high risk operations. They need to stop a patient's heart, chill his body and drain out all his blood before they can operate to save his life."
"The extraordinary stories of clinical trials being carried out at the surgical unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham."
Season 2 - Surgeons: At the Edge of Life
"The series returns to the operating theatres of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. A neurosurgeon has to wake his patient up during an operation to remove his brain tumour."
"Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon Tim Martin and his operating partner Sat Parmar are planning a marathon operation on former police officer Loretta. They believe they are the first UK surgeons to operate on the disease Loretta's suffering from."
"Surgeons at Birmingham\u2019s Queen Elizabeth Hospital carry out radical operations to help change patients\u2019 lives, including the hospital\u2019s largest ever removal of excess tissue."
"At Birmingham Children\u2019s Hospital, surgeons must transplant a kidney from a father to his two-year-old son, while a three-year-old girl needs a life-changing heart procedure."
"A surgeon performs the most complex operation in his field: removing a woman\u2019s oesophagus and using her own stomach to replace it. Another team tackles a hard-to-reach tumour."
"Surgeons take on major trauma operations at Birmingham\u2019s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. They have just minutes to save a woman with a life-threatening bleed on her brain."
Season 3 - Surgeons: At the Edge of Life
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