'The Surgeon's Cut': Meet Kypros Nicolaides, Devi Shetty and rest of the doctors on Netflix medical documentary
They’re philosophers, storytellers and pioneers in their fields. Four surgeons reflect on their lives and professions in this inspiring docuseries
Netflix is set to debut the BBC Studios-produced documentary series 'The Surgeon's Cut' that will have four episodes that will speak of the works of four prolific doctors - fetal medicine specialist Dr Kypros Nicolaides, neurosurgeon Dr Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, transplant surgeon Dr Nancy Ascher, and cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty. The docuseries will take viewers not only into the cases solved by these medical professionals, but will also reveal how their minds work as they try to find a resolution to their patient's cases.
Here is all you need to know about the incredible minds featured in this heartwarming documentary.
Doctor Kypros Nicolaides
Nicolaides will be featured in the first episode of the docuseries titled 'Saving Life Before Birth' - his credentials include MBBS, BSc and he works in fetal medicine at King's College Hospital in London. According to BBC, Nicolaides is one of the pioneers of fetal surgeries and his episode on the docuseries will follow him at King’s College Hospital in London where he performs what they call "groundbreaking work" in the field of endoscopy. It will speak of how he performs endoscopic laser surgery to help treat a life-threatening prenatal condition known as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. The summary of the episode directed by James Newton reads, "An innovative, compassionate fetal medicine specialties, Doctor Kypros Nicolaides guides his patients through emotionally fraught pregnancy complications.
Doctor Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
MD Quinones-Hinojosa will be featured in the second episode of the docuseries titled 'Sacred Brain', and he works for Mayo Clinic. The network revealed that Quinones-Hinojosa who had a "humble" beginning in Mexico, now along with performing operations on a whopping 250 brains annually, is also is a researcher in the high-priority stem cell field. The episode featuring him will follow the doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where his goal is to find the cure for brain cancer. The summary of the episode directed by Lucy Blakstad reads, "Opening the skull is sacred. Doctor Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa narrates his journey, steeped in metaphor, from migrant farmworker to premier neurosurgeon."
Doctor Nancy Ascher
Ascher will be featured in the third episode of the docuseries titled 'Living Donor' - her credentials include MD, PhD and she works at the University of California, San Francisco, and specializes in organ transplants. Ascher is also involved in transplant research and is the first woman to perform a liver transplant surgery. The episode featuring Ascher will follow the doctor at the University of California San Francisco as she pushes forward in the medical field. The summary of the episode directed by Sophie Robinson reads, "Shaped by horror films, feminism, and an intellectually rigorous family, Doctor Nancy Ascher makes history as the first woman to perform a liver transplant."
Doctor Devi Shetty
MBBS Shetty will be featured in the fourth episode of the docuseries titled 'Heart & Soul' - he is a cardiothoracic surgeon who founded Narayana Health, one of the largest medical centers in the world in Bangalore, India. The episode featuring him will see him treat patients from "all walks of life" as he prioritizes "low-cost, accessible health care" as he performs thirty plus surgeries with his team. The summary of the episode directed by Stephen Cooter reads, "After falling in love with the heart, Dr Devi Shetty takes the next step to become a cardiac surgeon. Then a visit with Mother Teresa changes his life."
The official synopsis reads, "They’re philosophers, storytellers, and pioneers in their fields. Four surgeons reflect on their lives and professions in this inspiring docuseries."
Catch 'The Surgeon's Cut' on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. All four parts of this series will be available to stream on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.