The Interventional Initiative, Oakland, USA and Evolve Media Production, San Francisco and New York, USA, have announced the distribution of episode one of the documentary “Without a Scalpel” on Amazon Prime and Vimeo On Demand.
“Without a Scalpel” is a fascinating glimpse into the dramatic journeys of people whose lives are transformed by illness but restored by specialised physicians performing incredible, cutting-edge procedures…without a scalpel, a press release from the organisations notes.
Episode one focuses on the stories of three women who suffer from blocked blood vessels deep inside their bodies. The first woman, a hard-working Mexican immigrant struggles to walk and longs to dance again on the eve of becoming a US citizen. Another, a newlywed dreams of starting a family, but her condition makes it too dangerous. In the third scenario, a mother’s life hangs in the balance as she struggles simply to breathe. Without A Scalpel explores their stories and relationships, their triumphs and challenges, and their hopes for the future.
The documentary also provides a rare look inside the lives of the doctors who dedicate their lives to scalpel-less treatment. Armed with an array of advanced tools, these doctors offer powerful alternatives to traditional surgery. The documentary aims to spread the message that minimally invasive, image-guided procedures can treat a wide range of diseases including cancer, stroke, aneurysms, infections, infertility, fibroids, and bleeding.
The Interventional Initiative has set out to change that. Founded to engage the public about this innovative yet little-known field of medicine, the Interventional Initiative is bringing the information directly to the public –on demand.
It is a not-for-profit organisation with a public service mission to educate and engage the public about the value of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures.
“Without a Scalpel” will also be screened in select cities across the USA.