Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life

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Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life

Surgeons at University Hospital Southampton operating on two patients - removing rare tumours and correcting a patient’s bowed legs - must alter their plans to avoid catastrophe.

Series 6
At University Hospital Southampton, surgeons perform life-saving surgery: taking out a patient’s eye and the tumour behind it and removing an 83-year-old man’s cancerous bladder.
Surgeons at University Hospital Southampton take on high-risk surgery to remove life-threatening tumours.
Series 5
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Major Trauma Centre must operate on two road accident victims who have suffered life-changing injuries so serious they could lead to an amputation.
Addenbrooke’s surgeons perform life-changing scoliosis surgery to straighten the spine of their 17-year-old patient but face the risk of causing paralysis.
Addenbrooke’s surgeons take on two high-risk operations; surgery to excise tumours near the spinal cord and a procedure to remove a dangerous mass off the body’s largest vein.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s operate against the clock to remove a kidney from a husband and transplant it into his wife, who is in end-stage kidney failure.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Hospital perform brain surgery on a patient who is awake and attempt to repair a section of the body’s biggest blood vessel that’s threatening to burst.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Major Trauma Centre must operate on a single mum who has a severed spinal cord and a critically injured motorcyclist.
Series 4
Addenbrooke’s major trauma team and surgeons treat some of the country's most critically injured patients. Multiple teams must decide whether a man's damaged arm can be saved.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Hospital take on life changing surgery that takes two specialist surgeons two days to perform and involves removing all the organs in the patient’s pelvis.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Hospital perform a complex procedure to help a patient swallow again and remove a tumour that is threatening a patient’s vision.
Surgeons at Royal Papworth and Addenbrooke's hospitals must put their patients back together again after removing life-threatening lung and facial tumours.
Operations to transform patients’ lives. Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth take on a high-risk spine procedure and perform open heart surgery on an 80-year-old patient.
Operations where even a small mistake is catastrophic. Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth hospitals remove a life-threatening tumour and repair a young patient’s aorta.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth hospitals face a dilemma. Do the high risks of an operation outweigh the risk of not treating their patients' serious conditions?
Surgeons at Royal Papworth and Addenbrooke’s hospitals perform a high-risk double lung transplant and complex neurosurgery, where a slip of a scalpel could cause paralysis.
Following marathon procedures at Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth hospitals in Cambridge. Two surgeons and a team of 25 work for 18 hours to salvage a high-risk procedure.
The award-winning series returns to show more pioneering work from some of the UK’s top surgeons. A patient’s body is drained of blood to remove life-threatening clots in her lungs
Surgeons take on major trauma operations at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. They have just minutes to save a woman with a life-threatening bleed on her brain.
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