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Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

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

Duration: 180 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2018

IMDb: 9.2

Season 1 - Surgeons: At the Edge of Life
2018-01-08
"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."
2018-01-15
"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."
2018-01-22
"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
2019-04-09
"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."
2019-04-16
"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."
2019-04-23
"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."
2019-04-30
"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."
2019-05-07
"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."
2019-05-14
"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."