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NY Med

TV series NY Med on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Eight (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: July 10, 2012 – August 22, 2012
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: (none)

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TV show description:
This docu-series follows the doctors, nurses, patients, and their friends/family members at three New York hospitals.

What do grandmothers, addicts and celebrities have in common? All of them seek care at Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. For a full year ABC cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily in these world class facilities. Adding a Brooklyn dimension, Lutheran Medical Center also participated.

The TV series provides a raw and intimate look at life inside these hospitals where doctors spend far more time with each other than with their families, developing complicated and intertwined personal relationships.

Series Finale

Episode #8
Rita Saverino made a career in the cold-eyed world of investment banking, where success and failure are measured in profit and loss. Now this warm and affectionate mother of two boys must face the worst kind of risk analysis. She must calculate whether to have a rare and potentially fatal surgery in an effort to excise the extensive cancer in her abdomen. The surgery will remove her liver, stomach, kidney and intestines from the abdomen, cut away the adherent sarcoma, and finally put the organs back into Rita’s body. Dr. Tomoaki Kato is world famous for this operation, which has been criticized by some who says that not enough studies exist to support such a radical procedure. For Rita’s family, it is a gamble for life, a wager they cannot refuse.

Chris Towe and his wife, Vanessa Ho, are residents in surgery who sometimes get to operate together. This unique portrait of how a young couple tries to conduct a marriage in front of colleagues in the high stakes, high pressured world of medical residency, is revealing, funny and moving.

Allan Stewart is a cardiac surgeon who drives high-end sports cars and is engaged to a celebrity food show host. He says there are three kinds of surgeons “slow and bad,” “fast and bad,” and “fast and good.” He says he is the latter. Unabashed in evaluating his own skills, Stewart knows that nobody wants a surgeon who lacks confidence or is unsure of himself.

Jesse Gottfried looks like a 13-year old boy. The problem is that Jesse is actually 18 and has Crohn’s disease, which leaves him with intestinal blockages so severe that he has trouble absorbing the nutrients his body needs in order to grow. Fabrizio Michelassi is the charming chief of surgery at New York Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell hospital who has invented a new kind of colon surgery that could provide Jesse with a normal life.
First aired: August 22, 2012.


What do you think? Do you like the NY Med TV series? Would you like to see it return for a second season?


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kathy August 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Please do not cancel show, it was fantastic, well written, professional and probably one of the best medical shows ever…


Samc August 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Best show on TV. Could watch it daily. Please do not cancel.


Moira Barron August 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Great show. I really enjoy NY Med. ( I live in Houston Tx. but I grew up in NYC at 165th St. right across the Street from the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. When I was a young child, we use to go up to the roof and watch the Dr. and Nurse’s play tennis. I did volunteer work there as a teenager and my first job as a nursing assistant was also at the Medical Center. Great memories!! Wonderful Hospital) Please keep the show on TV.


Jennie August 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I love this show!! Please keep it going! It’s so nice to see the relationships doctors and patients have. Best show on TV hands down!!


Vicky Pollock August 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Best T V show on the networks. Would love to see it for many more seasons. Thanks for the opportunity to see a program worth my time.


Cathie August 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

Just love this show. The production is well put together. Wish there were more episodes during the week. Hope to see the return of this show!


annie bancroft August 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

This show is so much more involving than any of the other reality shows on TV, and holds my attention better than all but a handful of the dramas on network OR cable TV. I know it must be very challenging to shoot this, but would love to see it renewed! Bravo!


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sue August 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

this has to be the best show on tv. for any one to take it off would be stuppid. I look forward to a show that is real, so compassion, and caring. Pleasse go for a second series.


debbie August 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Please do not let this very good show get cancelled. Finally a show that is true reality!


Brenda August 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Love this show. Who is the extremely beautiful blond doctor? Her natural good looks puts movie stars to shame.


cortney August 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Bring it back please! And @NY, editing, it’s not real time. There is a protocol that you don’t enjoy as a viewer. You probably missed about an hour of realtime CPR on that patient.


Anonymous August 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

awesome show from a RN


Carl August 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I love this show! I think it accurately depicts what goes on in the hospitals.


Mary Kay Winkelman August 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Not sugar-coated. As a 40 year RN I eagerly await each episode. Keep the shows coming, please!


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