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The Operation: Surgery Live

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Starting on 25th May, for four consecutive nights, surgeons will carry out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience live on Channel 4, answering YOUR questions as they work

About the Show

Starting on 25th May, for four consecutive nights, surgeons will carry out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience live on Channel 4, answering YOUR questions as they work

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    The Operation: Surgery Live

    The final programme in the series features pituitary tumour removal at King's College Hospital London carried out by surgeon Nick Thomas.

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    The Operation: Surgery Live

    Viewers get a unique chance to interact with leading surgeons as they operate. Keyhole stomach repair from Addenbrooke's Hospital is carried out by surgeon Richard Hardwick.

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    The Operation: Surgery Live

    Viewers are given the unique chance to interact with leading surgeons as they carry out major operations. The programme features brain surgery from Southampton General Hospital.

  • A surgeon about to make an incision

    Open Heart Surgery

    The first patient has a leaky mitral valve in their heart, which is causing them to feel extremely tired and short of breath.

    Surgeon Francis Wells, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Papworth Hospital, and his team will stop the heart and delicately repair the valve inside before starting it again.

The Operation: Surgery Live synopsis

Starting on 25th May, for four consecutive nights, surgeons will carry out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience live on Channel 4, answering YOUR questions as they work

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