Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Documentary series going beyond the theatre doors of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where surgeons push medical boundaries to the limits.

  • Duration: 180 min (3 parts)
  • IMDb: 9.1

Seasons

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HD The Longest Day

The Longest Day

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The Longest Day - EPS 01

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IMDb: 0
2018
59 min

Specialist maxillofacial surgeons Tim and Sat prepare for the daunting prospect of a marathon operation on the face of 53-year-old patient Teresa. Just four weeks earlier Teresa was diagnosed with a fast-growing, cancerous tumour in her face and she will die within weeks unless it is removed. The procedure involves radical surgery to the whole of the right-side of the face and will result in Teresa losing both her upper jaw and her right eye. Using 3-D imaging the two surgeons carefully plan how to remove the tumour and how they will rebuild the patient's face. Tim and Sat are all too aware that this huge surgical procedure could save their patient's life but that it would be devastating to her is she were to be left permanently disfigured to such an extent that she was unable to face the world. To give Teresa the best possible outcome the team intend to fill the cavity left in her face with a section of bone and muscle taken from her hip using a 3-D printed plastic guide that helps ... Written by Mark_a_Wood markawood@hotmail.co.uk

Country: UK
Genre: ,
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HD Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon

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Last Chance Saloon - EPS 02

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IMDb: 0
2018
59 min

74-year-old Jasmine has a vast tumour in her abdomen weighing more than 3 stone. It is consuming her, displacing organs including her stomach and liver. Unless it can be removed she has just 4 weeks to live.

Country: UK
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HD The Pioneers

The Pioneers

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The Pioneers - EPS 03

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IMDb: 0
2018
59 min

The series concludes by following clinical trials being held at the hospital. Surgeons implant a microphone into a patient's head. A woman receives a liver that would not normally be transplanted.

Country: UK
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