The Surgery Ship

The Surgery Ship catch up

November 2020

Season 2 Episode 8

Expired 4.8 53 x
Mother of three, Houefassi, has a crushing tumour removed from her neck in a marathon nine hour surgery while babies Riana and Joanes benefit from the life changing intervention of Benin’s Ponseti clinic.

Season 2 Episode 7

Expired 4.5 33 x
Mercy Ships’ volunteers are faced with an Ebola scare as surgeons give new hope to a young girl with extremely bent legs due to malnutrition, a teenage boy with a burns injury so severe his toes don’t touch the ground, and a local pediatrician in need of novel and complex surgery so he can get back to work and continue to ...

Season 2 Episode 6

Expired 4.7 20 x
The volunteer medics continue to treat extraordinary cases of medical need. The screening team travels upcountry to remote areas of Benin to bring the resources of The Surgery Ship inland.

Season 2 Episode 5

Expired 4.3 21 x
The volunteer medics continue to treat extraordinary cases of medical need. Featured patients include Maimouna - a 17 year old past patient whose facial tumour has now returned, Ignace - a teenage boy with a neurofibroma tumour which covers half his face, and young twins with identical bowed legs. Maimouna's journey to th...

Season 2 Episode 4

Expired 4.3 31 x
Benin is home to Christianity, Islam, and Voodoo, a religion where some believe curses cause monstrous deformities like 20-year-old Elisabeth’s facial tumour, which is so large she hides in the shadows. With Mercy Ships’ return, Islamic cleric Ramani presents with huge overgrowth of his facial bones, mother-of-six Vivienne...

Season 2 Episode 3

Expired 4.7 46 x
While volunteer medics continue to treat extraordinary cases of medical need, Dr Gary Parker and Captain John Borrow reflect on their decades with the Mercy Ships. A cleft lip repair on baby Prunel reunites Dr Gary with a former patient, and we follow the transformations of thirty-eight year old Barthelimy and eleven year ...

Season 2 Episode 2

Expired 4.3 31 x
Years after three children were severely burnt, healing their scars on The Africa Mercy begins with surgery, but it will take months of therapy to give them back their strength, and hopefully their innocence. A young man receives the gift of free surgery to have his large disfiguring tumours removed. But after an emergency...

Season 2 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 63 x
When the surgery ship Africa Mercy docks in Benin, West Africa, thousands of desperate people crush the screening line as Nate leads a team overwhelmed by saying ‘no’ to so many, and ‘yes’ to so few. We follow the stories of thirty-five-year old Julien who has a disfiguring jaw tumour, cleft lip baby Patricia, and young Mi...
December 2018

Episode 1

Expired 4.0 108 x
A team of volunteer doctors are sailing to the poorest nations on earth. This year they will face the most severe medical issues yet, as huge tumours and massive deformities are left to grow unchecked.

January 10, 2016

Expired 4.0 150 x
Surgery Ship follows the remarkable story of the Mercy Ship docking in Guinea for 12 months and performing thousands of life changing and life-saving surgeries for conditions that have often long since been eradicated in the Western world. Amongst the volunteers are a dozen Australian doctors and medical staff taking this ...