THE DOCUMENTARY SERIES
WITHOUT A SCALPEL - EPISODE 4: Ticking Time Bomb TRAILER
Episode 4: Ticking Time Bomb offers a behind the scenes look at how aneurysms are treated through a tiny pinhole in the skin, saving patients from a major operation. The aneurysms, often called "silent killers' can be life-threatening if not treated before they rupture. In this episode, we meet a doctor who is now a patient and must trust his colleagues to treat his condition. For another patient time is of essence, as he is given the news that the balloon in his pelvis must be fixed quickly. The doctors who treat these patients have their own challenges with stress and the pressure of being physicians in today's healthcare system. Each has his own unique approach to maintaining focus and work life balance.
WITHOUT A SCALPEL - EPISODE 3: HYSTERical TRAILER
Episode 3: HYSTERical focuses on several important issues surrounding the treatment of a condition called, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Three young women who have never even met have a common story and one that more than 7 million women in the US unknowingly share. Each woman has a unique story about how this condition is destroying her quality of life and challenging her trust in the healthcare system... until they meet a very dedicated doctor who has the skills to treat what no one else could. It seems they have finally found an answer until another obstacle arises.
WITHOUT A SCALPEL - EPISODE 2: The Cancer Snipers TRAILER
Episode 2: The Cancer Snipers is the story of two heroic patients with cancer and the specially trained doctors who treat their disease through a pinhole in the skin. Brian is a 27-year-old video game tester and martial arts instructor whose life was suddenly interrupted by both good and bad news. Lorenzo is a 62-year-old man who turned his life around after making bad choices in his youth. Forty years later, his past has caught up to him. Each patient is determined to maintain his quality of life during his remarkable journey. Without a Scalpel also provides a rare look inside the lives of these dedicated doctors who specialize in a field called Interventional Radiology.
WITHOUT A SCALPEL - EPISODE 1: Bloodless TRAILER
Episode 1: Bloodless - focuses on the stories of three women who suffer from blocked blood vessels deep inside their bodies. On the eve of becoming a US citizen, a hard-working Mexican immigrant struggles to walk and longs to dance again. A beautiful newlywed dreams of starting a family, but her condition makes it too dangerous. A mother's life hangs in the balance as she struggles simply to breathe. Without A Scalpel explores their stories and relationships, their triumphs and challenges, and their hopes for the future.
Our story also provides a rare look inside the lives of the doctors who dedicate their lives to this work. Armed with x-ray vision and an array of advanced tools and fueled by an intense passion to help their patients, these doctors offer powerful alternatives to surgery. They perform critical repairs through pinholes in the body, allowing their patients to return to their lives with simply a Band-Aid®.