The Operation: Surgery Live

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 1 - Open Heart Surgery

David Payne has a leaky mitral valve in his heart, which causes him to feel extremely tired and short of breath. The faulty valve can cause blood to flow into the heart in the wrong direction, which puts excessive pressure on David's heart. If the condition is left untreated his heart will eventually fail.

Surgeon Francis Wells opens up David's chest and diverts his blood to a machine. He then stops the heart and cuts it open to gain access to the leaky valve. 

As he starts to repair the damaged cords that operate the valve he finds that David's heart will need more extensive repair than he had anticipated. In a surprising move Francis Wells asks for the camera crew to stop filming - and we cut back to the studio, where the audience wait with bated breath to find out what will happen next...



Episode 1 - Open Heart Surgery Francis Wells performs heart surgery on a patient with a leaky mitral valve, which could cause his heart to fail.

Episode 2 - Awake Brain Surgery Paul Grundy removes a tumour from Peter Chaisit-Charles' left temporal lobe. Peter is awake throughout the operation.

Episode 3 - Keyhole Stomach Repair Richard Hardwick repairs a hernia on Susan Hyde's stomach through just five small incisions in her abdomen.

Episode 4 - Pituitary Tumour Removal Nick Thomas removes a tumour from a patient's pituitary. It has been secreting growth hormones that have caused her lips to swell and could lead to serious heart problems.

Credits
Executive Producer
Series Producer
Director
Line Producer (Hospitals)
Production Manager
Associate Producer
Interactive Producer
Inserts Producer
for Channel 4
Distributed by Zodiac Entertainment Distribution