Documentary / TV-Series (2020)
The tv-series, four part documentary series produced by BBC Studios’ The Science Unit for Netflix will premiere globally December 9, 2020. The Surgeon’s Cut profiles four ground-breaking surgeons from around the world, each with a visionary approach to their craft.
Saving Life Before Birth
Directed by James Newton. Professor Kypros Nicolaides is one of the pioneers of fetal surgery and his discoveries have revolutionized the field. The Surgeon’s Cut follows Nicolaides at King’s College Hospital in London where his ground-breaking work in endoscopic laser surgery is used to treat twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a life-threatening prenatal condition.
Directed by Lucy Blakstad. Neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa operates on over 250 brains a year, he’s also a distinguished stem cell researcher whose career in medicine grew from humble beginnings in Mexico. The Surgeon’s Cut joins Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida where he uses the operating table as an extension of the lab, striving to find a cure for brain cancer.
Directed by Sophie Robinson. Dr. Nancy Ascher has devoted her career to organ transplants and transplant research. The first woman to ever perform a liver transplant surgery, The Surgeon’s Cut follows her at the University of California San Francisco where she continues to make strides in the field of medicine.
Heart & Soul
Directed by Stephen Cooter. Dr. Devi Shetty is a renowned cardiac surgeon and founder of India’s Narayana Health, one of the largest medical centers in the world. The Surgeon’s Cut follows Dr. Shetty as he treats patients from all walks of life, prioritizing low-cost, accessible health care while he and his team together perform upwards of thirty surgeries a day.
Directors: James Newton, Lucy Blakstad, Sophie Robinson, Stephen Cooter
Stars: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Kypros Nicolaides, Nancy Ascher, Devi Shetty