A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In getting to know the featured doctors, The Surgeon's Cut covers a lot of ground, from the miraculous things that can be accomplished with surgery and medicine to coping with illness and grief.
Positive Role Models
The featured doctors are accomplished and skilled innovators who show a great deal of respect and empathy for their patients.
Violence & Scariness
Nothing violent, but does show a significant amount of blood and organs as part of surgical procedures. Incisions are shown during operations.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex comes up once or twice as a topic of discussion, but only briefly.
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Mild profanity is occasionally used by the doctors and includes "s--t," "goddammit," "hell," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking, drugs, and smoking are never shown, but may come up in interviews with the doctors or their patients.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Surgeon's Cut is a documentary series about surgeons. Each episode features a different doctor who specializes in a specific type of surgery. The featured doctors are accomplished, well-respected, and innovators in their fields, which include heart surgery, brain surgery, and organ transplants. Surgery is shown, and often includes blood, organs, and incisions, which may be difficult for some viewers to watch. Mild profanity is occasionally used by the doctors and includes "s--t," "goddammit," "hell," etc. For those who are coping with illness, The Surgeon's Cut helps to demystify surgery and humanize doctors, both of which can be intimidating and scary.
Is It Any Good?
For many people, hospitals, doctors, and especially surgery can be scary and intimidating. Not all of the doctors featured in The Surgeon's Cut may be outwardly friendly, but the show cuts deep to find out what drives them, how they go about their work, and the lengths to which they go to insure their patients' well-being. The doctors care for their patients in ways that aren't always obvious, and they often reveal their own struggles with illness and loss. Rather than simply documenting the clinical side of surgery, The Surgeon's Cut takes the time to look at the human side of medicine. It's a show that can help illuminate some of the mystery of the operating room.
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