If you're awaiting new episodes of your favorite show to come out on Netflix and need something to fill the void, I've got something for you. The Surgeon's Cutis a brand new documentary-style series that sheds light on four very talented and ground-breaking surgeons who specialize in a specific area. If the medical field isn't in your wheelhouse, give it a chance. I thought I would quit on it right away, but here I am writing about it.
The first season is just four episodes long and highlights four different pioneers in their respective fields. This show will give you a new perspective as to what is possible not just in life, but in healthcare as well. What it did for me, and will likely do for you, is show you how smart doctors really are. The amount of brains it takes just to get through medical school is something, but what these surgeons are doing on the job is simply remarkable.
Episode One features a Fetal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Kypros Nicolaides, who aims to solve very complicated pregnancy complications by using his innovative technique that, quite frankly, I didn't know was even possible. While he works hard to care for his patients, he also deals with his own battle.
The second episode is quite possibly the most fascinating of the four. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is a top-notch Neurosurgeon located in Florida who considers his practice a mission. He grew up in Mexico and began the long journey to become a U.S. citizen and now performs complex brain surgeries to remove tumors while doing his best to protect the brain's functions.
You know those "new liver" jokes that people make when they drink too much? Well, liver transplants, or parts of the liver, are possible. Dr. Nancy Ascher is the first woman to complete a successful liver transplant and continues her work at the University of California-San Francisco. She's a tough and demanding surgeon in the operating room and expects a serious mood while her team surrounds their patient. Your eyebrows may raise when you find out what shaped her decision to go into this field.
The fourth and final episode features Dr. Devi Shetty, a cardiac surgeon who considers his purpose in life to help people with certain heart conditions. He believes that God gave him the tools to fix those who come to him while allowing them to brush off the financial burden. Mother Teresa plays a large role in Shetty's life for a legitimate and jaw-dropping reason.
Again, this short but compelling series will leave you shocked and appreciative of how talented and intelligent these human beings are. After the fourth episode, you'll be upset that there isn't more to watch. Let me know what you think of it if you decide to give it a shot. Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Twitter and give us your own recommendations for shows or movies to add to our list.