July 24, 2012 08:39 PM by Shayla Perry
Three gunshot wounds, a taxi-cab accident, bar fights…. Yup, it’s just another Friday night in Brooklyn, and it was all caught on tape for ABC‘s latest reality hit, NY Med. Plus, Dr. Oz returns as both a doctor and a patient. What else did you miss in tonight’s all new episode?
This week on NY Med….
John Rankl is a Gulf War veteran in need of a new heart. The problem? He’s also HIV+, and there are few doctors willing to perform the transplant on someone who they think is “going to die anyway.”
Luckily, the doctors on NY Med don’t feel that way.
They find a good donor for him, and with his entire family, John rushes to the hospital – a mere 2 hours away – to prep for surgery.
When the donor heart arrives, everything looks good, and John is already put under anesthesia in the OR. Unfortunately, they later find that the heart has been “accidentally damaged,” meaning no surgery for John.
His family is obviously upset, but they don’t give up.
Later, John transfers to Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, which is closer to where he lives. And even better — they have a heart for him and are willing to do the transplant, despite his HIV status.
Following his transplant, John’s doctors are all amazed at how well he’s recovered, and he is staying very active volunteering in his community.
Dr. Mehmet Oz
After raiding the nurses’ lounge to see how well (or not well) they’re eating, Dr. Oz continues to practice what he preaches, going in for a routine colonoscopy.
Even while sedated, he’s still teaching, but is surprised to find that he does have a very small polyp, which his doctor is able to remove.
And what does Dr. Oz want to do with that poly? Send it to Oprah!
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