Maxillofacial surgeons Tim and Sat prepare for a marathon operation on 53-year-old Teresa who has a cancerous tumour in her face and will die in a matter of weeks unless it is removed.
74-year-old Jasmine has a vast tumour in her abdomen weighing more than 3 stone. It is consuming her, displacing organs including her stomach and liver. Unless it can be removed she has just 4 weeks to live.
The series concludes by following clinical trials being held at the hospital. Surgeons implant a microphone into a patient's head. A woman receives a liver that would not normally be transplanted.
A patient needs to be awake and talking during brain surgery so his neurosurgeon can remove as much of his tumour as possible, and a cardiac surgeon takes on a risky aorta repair.
Maxillofacial surgeon Tim Martin operates on a woman with a disease so rare, he’s thought to be the first in the UK to attempt the procedure.
Surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in England take on radical operations to help change patients’ lives, including their largest-ever removal of excess tissue.
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