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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)

past TV show

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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Ginny H September 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I found NY Med flipping channels one night. One of the best med shows ever. Please don’t cancel. I told my daughter & son in law about it,both are RN’s, they love it too!


Dennis September 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

Enjoy the show – has great information
Hope you add second season


NY Med Watcher September 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Really enjoyed this show and it’s realism, I do hope it continues another season. So sick of most of the other shows, finally something worth my time to watch.


Barb September 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Please bring NY Med back…best show on TV!!!


Barb September 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Pllease bring NY Med back….best program on TV!


Belle September 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Fantastic show keep it on the Network.!!


Nancy and Curt September 9, 2012 at 6:05 am

LOVE NY MED!!!!!!! Can’t wait for more….


Suzanne and Joe September 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

My husband is retired NYPD and we now live in California……we love this show. So real…..we have missed you for the past few weeks and hope to see you again in the following weeks. Thank you to the heroic work that you take on every day when you put on your scrubs. My husband remembers his younger days when he escorted a few patients in your ER late at night. Keep up the good work and Dr Oz, wish all docs in the US had your bedside manner. Watching you from San Diego…….


Tennille September 6, 2012 at 5:56 am

Love this show! Please keep it coming!! But recently noticed it has not been
Back on. Does anyone know when it will resume? Thanks!


Rosa September 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

LOVE this show, PLEASE don’t Cancel!


Janet Thompson September 2, 2012 at 12:52 am

Sure hope this show continues. The storyes where awesome. Love the the relationships between the staff and doctors and how they cared for their patients. This is a hit and it is the best medical show ever on TV. Hope to see it next season


Marlene August 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

Wonderful to see real life TV show that is not staged nor acted. It gives a small glimps into the everyday happenings in the real world of those who dedicate their lives to helping others.
Keep it coming!


Carol August 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I Love, Love, Love NY Med!!!! Every week I cry my eyes out but can’t stop watching! Please bring it back!


Peg Vorwerk August 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Bring on season2!
It has been passionate, inspirational and a real example of the work of our health care
Workers and their dedication!


Denise August 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Amazing show! Please keep it going. Not only is it a honest and realistic look into the medical world, but it is so well put together- mixing medical work, private lives, patients point of view and families. It is completely captivating! Love it!


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