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Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Science

Summary

Surgeons perform extraordinarily complex and risky procedures to transform and save their patients’ lives. The pressure is intense as they push the boundaries of modern medicine.

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Episode 6: Every Second Counts

Summary

Consultant Neurosurgeon Ismail Ughratdar has just minutes to operate to save the life of a 64-year-old woman who has a bleed on the brain after falling in the street. Blood is accumulating and putting pressure on her brain that is very likely to lead to permanent disability or death unless Ismail can perform a craniotomy to alleviate the pressure in time. And when a motorcyclist is rushed in by helicopter, Consultant General Surgeon Catherine Powell must decide whether to operate on his internal bleeding.
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Around 9,000 seriously injured patients arrive at the Queen Elizabeth’s emergency department in Birmingham every month. Most need immediate surgical intervention requiring life-critical, split-second decisions without prior knowledge of the patient’s medical history.

For consultant neurosurgeon Ismail Ughratdar that means he has only minutes to operate on 64-year-old Susan, who has a bleed on the brain. The hospital is a base for military casualties, too, so when a motorcyclist is flown in by helicopter, consultant surgeon and Royal Navy commander Catherine Powell must decide whether to focus on his internal bleeding or on the badly dislocated shoulder that might cost him his arm.

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Cast

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NarratorShaun Dooley

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EditorKathy Lee
EditorPawel Slawek
EditorMatt Briggs
Executive producerRuth Shurman
Executive producerRichard Bond
Series directorStuart Bernard
Series producerKatharine Patrick

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  • Episode 6

    Every Second Counts

    Summary

    Consultant Neurosurgeon Ismail Ughratdar has just minutes to operate to save the life of a 64-year-old woman who has a bleed on the brain after falling in the street. Blood is accumulating and putting pressure on her brain that is very likely to lead to permanent disability or death unless Ismail can perform a craniotomy to alleviate the pressure in time. And when a motorcyclist is rushed in by helicopter, Consultant General Surgeon Catherine Powell must decide whether to operate on his internal bleeding.
    Recommended

    Review

    Around 9,000 seriously injured patients arrive at the Queen Elizabeth’s emergency department in Birmingham every month. Most need immediate surgical intervention requiring life-critical, split-second decisions without prior knowledge of the patient’s medical history.

    For consultant neurosurgeon Ismail Ughratdar that means he has only minutes to operate on 64-year-old Susan, who has a bleed on the brain. The hospital is a base for military casualties, too, so when a motorcyclist is flown in by helicopter, consultant surgeon and Royal Navy commander Catherine Powell must decide whether to focus on his internal bleeding or on the badly dislocated shoulder that might cost him his arm.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorShaun Dooley

    Crew

    rolename
    EditorKathy Lee
    EditorPawel Slawek
    EditorMatt Briggs
    Executive producerRuth Shurman
    Executive producerRichard Bond
    Series directorStuart Bernard
    Series producerKatharine Patrick
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