Dr Shetty among world class surgeons in BBC doc

| 11/12/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The founder of Health City Cayman Islands, Dr Devi Shetty, is one of the world class surgeons featured in a documentary made by the BBC and released on Netflix this week. The world renowned heart surgeon and philanthropist is one of just four pioneering doctors who are specialists in their fields appearing in The Surgeon’s Cut. The episode featuring Shetty, Heart & Soul, gives a compelling insight into the doctor and his work.

Directed by Stephen Cooter, the episode follows Shetty at the Narayana hospital in India as he treats patients from all walks of life, prioritising low-cost, accessible healthcare while he and his team together perform upwards of thirty surgeries a day.

HCCI Clinical Director Dr Binoy Chattuparambil, who worked with Dr Shetty before coming to establish the hospital here, said it was a fitting honour that his pioneering work as one of the world’s preeminent cardiac surgeons be featured in this documentary series.

“Dr Shetty has revolutionised the provision of high-quality, low-cost healthcare in our home country of India, and he has since brought his visionary approach to the Western hemisphere via Health City Cayman Islands. In 2021 we will be celebrating seven years of operation in the Cayman Islands, and our growth and success has been built on the foundation laid by Dr Shetty,” he said.

The Surgeon’s Cut profiles just four groundbreaking surgeons from around the world, each described as having “a visionary approach to their craft”. Specialty areas featured include fetal medicine, neurosurgery, transplant surgery and cardiology. The producers said the individual stories of these experts explore how our understanding of the human body is constantly being reinvented by new discoveries and techniques.

“There is no greater drama than the pure intensity of pioneering surgery,” said BBC Executive Producer James Van der Pool. “From life-saving procedures on an unborn child to brain surgery on an awake patient, we’ve captured some of the most dramatic and technically demanding procedures in modern medicine.

“Each surgeon also shares the unique story of how they reached the top of their field, from what first sparked their passion, to the obstacles they had to overcome, be it poverty, sexism, racism – or simply where they were born. The series reveals a triumph of the human spirit, an endless quest for knowledge and a fierce devotion to saving human life,” he added

HCCI Chief Business Officer Shomari Scott said that, as one of only four surgeons in the entire world featured, it underscored the groundbreaking nature of Dr Shetty’s approach to medicine.

“Never before has anyone focused on providing the best possible quality at the lowest possible price, while saving thousands of lives in the process. This is why we say that we are ‘transforming healthcare and changing lives’ at Health City, because it is really true,” Scott said.

All four episodes of The Surgeon’s Cut are now available worldwide on Netflix. See the trailer below:


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Watched it last night.
    I think he was episode 4,
    Brilliant. But watch the others as well.
    They are just as amazing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    My daughter will NEVER go back there.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Interesting (or perhaps ‘typical’ ) that the ‘thumbs-downers have no argument or reason for ‘thumbs-downing’ – just HAVE to disagree because they don’t have the brainpower to think of an argument…. at least qualify your ‘Dislike’ with SOMETHING !!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Overrated institution. HSA rocks!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Big congrats to him!

  6. Say it like it is says:

    The hospital received many duty exemptions and other waivers, and even had our laws changed to allow their health policies to be accomodated all on the basis of operating as a “medical tourism” facility. How is this aspect of their “raison d’etre” coming along?.

    • Anonymous says:

      Simple fact is Dr Shetty has created more jobs in Cayman, made more positive headlines for Cayman, done more good for Cayman and saved more Caymanian lives than you ever will.

      • anon says:

        11.10am What does that say about the Govt hospital?.The reality is he has made a lot of money based on his original “plans”..His claim of medical tourism saved him a fortune, but the simple fact is now he is competing in the local market with precious few “medical tourists” (even before Covid).

    • Anonymous says:

      Say it like it is? Sure. You’ve never achieved anything worth while so spend your time desperately trying to find fault with anyone who has? Duty waver for a hospital! Wow. Outrageous! Get a grip.

      • Say it like it is says:

        11.19am Not just duty waivers which saved him a lot of money but changes in the law to accommodate some of his medical staff who otherwise would not have qualified to practice here.The point his he took advantage of a business plan to obtain these concessions which no longer exists, rather he is now competing for patients in the local market. Those concessions would never have been made on the basis of how he is operating now.My achievements of which you are totally ignorant, have nothing to do with this subject any more than your lack of ability to spell which you have proven.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We Caymanians are very proud of Dr.Shetty and Health City

    • Anonymous says:

      Indeed. Not only is Dr Shetty preeminent in his field but also his humanitarian and philanthropic dimensions to his medical practice set him a part. We are lucky to have him choose to come to Cayman and stamp his remarkable imprimatur on the islands medical care.

    • Anonymous says:

      Speak for yourself.

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