The Surgeon’s Cut

At the hands of brilliant doctors, surgery has grown by leaps and bounds since the days of no anesthesia and unsterile equipment. BBC and Netflix’s docuseries The Surgeons Cut showcases four such surgeons, who are pioneering innovative and life-saving procedures in their own fields. As they work in fetal medicine, neurosurgery, transplant surgery, and cardiology, The Surgeons Cut cast helps shape the future of medicine.

“Each surgeon shares the unique story of how they reached the top of their field, from what first sparked their passion, to the obstacles they had to overcome, be it poverty, sexism, racism — or simply where they were born,” Executive Producer James Van der Pool said in a press release. “The series reveals a triumph of the human spirit, an endless quest for knowledge, and a fierce devotion to saving human life.”

It’s bound to be an inspiring and informative watch, so here’s what to know about each doctor before tuning in.

Dr. Devi Shetty

Dr. Devi Shetty is a cardiac surgeon and founder of India’s Narayana Health, where he currently serves as the chairman and executive director. He is known for working with any patient in need, and he prioritizes low-cost, accessible health care. Per his Narayana Health bio, he pioneered the concept of “micro health insurance,” which pools community resources to help low-income patients pay for expensive treatments. That eventually led to the government implementing the Yeshasvini health insurance model, which provides coverage for low-income, rural farmers.

“To be one of only four surgeons in the entire world featured in this documentary is testament to the unique and ground-breaking nature of Shetty’s approach to medicine,” Shomari Scott, the chief business officer at Cayman Island’s Narayana Health hospital, told the Loop Cayman news outlet. “Never before has anyone focused on providing the best possible quality at the lowest possible price while saving thousands of lives in the process.”

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