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For four consecutive nights, top surgeons carried out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience and live on Channel 4. While performing brain surgery on an awake patient, open heart surgery and more, our surgeons answered YOUR questions live.

The surgery begins

Drawing of the inside of a skullFourth operation

Thursday 28 May, 11.05pm
Pituitary tumour removal was performed by surgeon Nick Thomas.

Drawing of a stomachThird operation

Wednesday 27 May, 11.05pm
Keyhole stomach repair was performed by surgeon Richard Hardwick.

Drawing of a brainSecond operation

Tuesday 26 May, 10.35pm
Awake brain surgery was performed by surgeon Paul Grundy.

Drawing of a heartFirst operation

Monday 25 May, 10.25pm
Open heart surgery was performed by surgeon Francis Wells.


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