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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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Tom R March 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

IT is the best tv show ever ! Please bring back for second season . I work in a Hospital in CT and i love it!!!


Phyllis March 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Please, please, please bring this show back, it is ultimately the best show ever!! Everyone loves Dr Oz, he explains things on a level that all can comprehend. I feel a lot more people would choose the medical field if they could have him as an instructor or mentor.


Lorraine Foglia March 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

Why do TV producers think that that the majority of audiences want to see “so-called reality” shows. I think these shows are mindless. NY Med was the “real” reality show and that’s what interests me. I like to see “real” life as it unfolds. It was exciting, informative and captivating. Hope they keep this show on for a while.


donita January 31, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Yes!!!!! We need more seasons on NY Med and NY ER! Love the show!!


Dean December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Please bring back NY Med!!!!!


Dean December 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Please bring NY Med back!!!!!


L Tarpley November 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Love love this show. Please bring back for a second season. Very educational


Mike D October 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

Please do not cancel NY Med. Found it channel surfing one night. My entire family enjoys the reality. It was refreshing and is the best show on TV.


Heather October 3, 2012 at 4:41 am

Please Bring NY Med Back. It’s an awesome show.


Anonymous September 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

Please bring back NYMed.


Joy Alderman September 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I want this show to continue. It’s the best real live show I enjoy it. Can’t wait for another season. Please keep it on.


Patricia September 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

Finally!! I’ve been waiting for a real life medical show to come to a major network. I used to watch Trama Life in the ER. These shows are so educational regarding real life medical issues and what to expect. While some may find them unappealing, those of us that are curious, want to be medically educated and deal with real life issues (instead of hospital drama) find them very beneficial. PLEASE BRING BACK SOON!!!!


Joanne September 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I love this show and hope it comes back for Season 2!!!! Please keep the show going!!!!


Sara September 15, 2012 at 8:28 am

I love this show. Please let it continue on.


Ginny H September 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

One of the best med shows ever. Please return for a second season.


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