OWN to debut “Surgeon Oz” in October

The 10-part docuseries Surgeon Oz (pictured), which follows cardiac surgeon and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz into operating rooms, will premiere on October 23.
September 24, 2014

U.S. cable channel OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere the docuseries Surgeon Oz (pictured)on October 23.

The 10-part series follows cardiac surgeon and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show as he performs heart surgeries at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.

In the first episode, Dr. Oz discovers a harmful growth while performing emergency heart surgery on a mother of two. In later episodes he operates on a World War II veteran who needs a valve replacement, a New Jersey cop who suffers a stroke, a Vietnam vet and ex-drug user who needs a quadruple bypass and a young mother with a genetic heart defect.

Surgeon Oz is executive produced by Terence Wrong and Morgan Hertzan from ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.

The series will premieres with back-to-back episodes on October 23 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Watch a preview below:

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