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Surgeon Oz

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Celebrity doctor conducts real-life heart surgeries.

TV OWN Reality TV 2014
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From conducting open heart surgeries to teaching residents as they make rounds, Dr. Oz is followed by cameras as he performs his duties, talks to staff, and even looks for a healthy lunch in the hospital cafeteria. He also shares his thoughts and concerns about his patients' conditions with viewers.

It's more voyeuristic than informative, especially when the surgeon is interacting with fans both in and outside the hospital. But aspiring doctors may find it interesting, and some folks may think more about trying to keep their hearts healthy after watching.

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