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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.

But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?

From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.9, 64.3K Ratings

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.

But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?

From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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4.9 out of 5
64.3K Ratings

64.3K Ratings

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Love this podcast

Absolutely brilliant. Loved every minute.

DD in VA ,

Wow!!!! Best podcast ever!!

I am a home care nurse and love listening to podcasts in my car and found myself having outloud conversations listening to this podcast . Saying things like “ OMG THATS CRAZY !!! “ and “ WTH who does that ?!?” And then even crying when listening to the patient outcomes . Im so hooked !! Probably best podcast series I have ever listened to !!!

MissMeaganC ,

So. Many. Ads

Great content. I enjoy this podcast. However, the ads are such a drag. These episodes average 45 mins and contain 4-5 ads each. Super dislike.

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