Former president of the Australian Medical Association Dr Kerryn Phelps will host a new Channel Seven medical series Last Chance Surgery.
The factual, to premiere in September, features “intimate and inspirational stories of patients’ determination to beat the odds.”
“Most of us will never know what it feels like to be faced with one last chance at a life-saving or a life-changing medical procedure,” said Dr. Phelps.
“The patients and their families featured in Last Chance Surgery do. And they face this challenge with tremendous courage. Their strength alone will amaze you.
“It’s a real privilege to share their experience. The compassion and skill of their surgeons is inspiring as they work to save the lives of their patients who look to them for hope.”
Episodes will include a 17-year-old who visits neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, and a 20 year old who has a malignant tumour in his spine and must endure an eighteen hour operation to save him from becoming paralysed.
Dr. Phelps was previously a host of the ABC series Everybody and a presenter on Nine’s 1992 series, Sex.
The Southern Star Entertainment series is produced by former Nine weather presenter Majella Wiemers.