Filmed as part of BBC Four’s Storyville, this documentary airing in three parts across the week looks at one of the most famous and possibly controversial surgeons.
The Italian Paolo Macchiarini has plans to create a new form of synthetic organ. If successful, his plans could save lives around the world. But is there a darker side? Macchiarini has been accused of terminally ill patients as human guinea pigs.
How far should you go in order to save human lives? What are the ethics? Find out for yourselves by watching this series.
The Downfall of a Super Surgeon is on BBC Four at 22.00 between Tuesday and Thursday.