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Breakthrough Medicine

Discovering cures for diseases, save lives with new surgical procedures, and give hope to patients who feared they may not see another day.

Your guide to Breakthrough Medicine

UHealth – University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine push the boundaries of medical science every day.

Breakthrough Medicine, our documentary series, takes viewers inside our health system to share in our triumphs as we discover cures for diseases, save lives with new surgical procedures, and give hope to patients who feared they may not see another day.

Each episode of Breakthrough Medicine covers a specific topic, from cardiac surgery to stem cell research, and shows how the medical pioneers at UHealth are changing the face of medicine.

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If you have questions about the Breakthrough Medicine television series, fill out our Breakthrough Medicine question form or call the Office of Marketing at 305-243-3453.

A Matter of the Mind: Extracting A Deadly Brain Tumor

In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine you’ll witness a patient diagnosed with a glioblastoma, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer, remain completely conscious while doctors perform brain surgery to remove his tumor.

Hearing is Believing: Treating A Child’s Deafness

In our newest episode, Hearing is Believing: Treating a Child’s Deafness, you’ll witness a modern day miracle as our physicians attempt to give a young deaf boy the ability to hear. You will watch as they prepare the 18-month–old and his family for this life-changing experience and observe as they perform a cochlear implant procedure to open the child’s world to sound.

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Tiny Miracles: Life-Saving Surgery Within A Mother’s Womb

In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine, you’ll witness the real life challenges expecting parents and their physicians confront when a pregnancy crisis hits. Watch as doctors try to save an 18-week-old fetus by operating on his bladder – while he’s still inside his mother’s womb. Will this rare and risky surgery allow this baby to reach his birthday?

Kidney Transplant: The Story of a Brother’s Ultimate Gift

In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine, UHealth’s television documentary series, we watch as experts from the Miami Transplant Institute give a busy dentist with a severe kidney condition the opportunity to live an active, dialysis-free life by replacing his kidney with tissue transplanted from his brother.

Sports Injuries Threaten Active Futures

In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine, UHealth’s television documentary series, we watch as UHealth Sports Medicine experts give a young woman with a severe knee condition the opportunity to live an active, pain-free life by replacing her meniscus with tissue transplanted from a donor knee.

Mending Broken Hearts: Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

In the premier episode of Breakthrough Medicine, we watch as UHealth physicians work to save the life of a man suffering with aortic stenosis using an experimental treatment performed as part of a clinical trial available in Florida only at University of Miami Hospital.

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