Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life

Episode Guide

Series 2 Episode Guide

One False Move

Series 2 · Episode 1

A patient needs to be awake and talking during brain surgery so his neurosurgeon can remove as much of his tumour as possible, and a cardiac surgeon takes on a risky aorta repair.

Pushing The Boundaries

Series 2 · Episode 2

Maxillofacial surgeon Tim Martin operates on a woman with a disease so rare, he's thought to be the first in the UK to attempt the procedure.

A Risk Worth Taking

Series 2 · Episode 3

Surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in England take on radical operations to help change patients' lives, including their largest-ever removal of excess tissue.

A New Beginning

Series 2 · Episode 4

At Birmingham Children's Hospital in England, surgeons must transplant a kidney from a father to his two-year-old son, while a young girl needs a life-changing heart procedure.

Getting Better

Series 2 · Episode 5

A surgeon performs the most complex operation in his field: removing a woman's oesophagus and using her own stomach to replace it. Another team tackles a hard-to-reach tumour.

Every Second Counts

Series 2 · Episode 6

Surgeons take on major trauma operations at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. They have just minutes to save a man stabbed in the heart and a woman with a bleed on her brain.