Plus: A 19-year old student pilot survives a fiery plane crash and then mesmerizes his doctors with his amazing story
After nearly two years of production, “NY MED” is back. This fast-paced, eight-part series mostly toggles between the orderly operating rooms of Manhattan’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital – the primary venue for the series – where renowned surgeons perform feats of medical brilliance and the sometimes hectic trauma wards of Newark’s University Hospital where skilled doctors gallantly struggle to treat a flood of gunshot, stabbing and life-threatening trauma cases. The surgeons of NY MED never forget that there are limits to what medical science can do and that sometimes their best efforts come up short. In “Episode 203,” which airs THURSDAY, July 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), viewers will encounter the following patients, doctors and nurses:
Fast-thinking trauma doc Ziad Sifri can’t believe his eyes when a19-year-old plane crash survivor arrives in the ER at University Hospital in Newark. The youngster was a student pilot whose instructor was killed on impact. Besides treating his patient, Dr. Sifri has to manage expectations and fears of the young man’s parents. Also at Newark, for the first time a young surgical resident, Neha Goel, must use her own hands to perform a potentially life-saving technique that machines just cannot handle.
The surgical resident from Episode 201, Ashley Winter, returns to operate on a favorite patient who is suffering with bladder cancer. As a third year urology resident, Ashley is hopeful that chemotherapy will work wonders on the tumor, but quickly learns that her patient will need a life-altering surgery. Ashley breaks the bad news to the patient and finds herself overcome with feelings. It raises the question of how emotionally invested a young doctor can afford to become in the outcome of an individual patient.
Dr. Len Girardi doesn’t believe in lost causes. A cardiac surgeon at the top of his game, Dr. Girardi meets a mother of three who was sent home to die when a top hospital decided the tumor on her heart was inoperable. Dr. Girardi tells the patient, “not so” and attempts the surgery that others say is impossible.
And surgeon Dr. Oz is back in the operating room to deal with a perplexing case of a motorcycle cop who suffers a mysterious stroke while on vacation with his family. Dr. Oz quickly discovers that his patient, Joseph Carratala, has a hole in his heart that will be fatal if it is not repaired immediately. Now it’s a race against time to fix this life-threatening condition and see if Joseph’s heart will restart.
Don’t miss “NY MED” on THURSDAY, JULY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Terence Wrong is the executive producer of “NY MED.” Erica Baumgart is the supervising producer and Monica DelaRosa is the senior series producer. Andy Genovese and Aysu Grodowski are series producers.