World-renowned plastic surgeon and certified expert for the California Medical Board, Dr. Terry Dubrow (“Botched”) returns as host and executive producer to guide viewers through shocking stories of crimes made by medical professionals.
Each one-hour episode is told from the perspective of victims, families, colleagues, and law enforcement, and exposes what happens when the hands that should heal are used to cause harm on vulnerable patients seeking medical attention.
The premiere episode follows Dr. Anthony Pignataro, a New York-based plastic surgeon who gained notoriety for inventing a “snap-on” hairpiece. After falsifying credentials and harming patients during routine cosmetic surgeries, investigators uncovered dark secrets surrounding the criminal doctor.
The 12-episode season chronicles harrowing tales including a Las Vegas man who posed as a natural doctor performing invasive medical procedures in highly unsanitary conditions; a doctor who over-prescribed opioids to unsuspecting college-aged men; an incompetent cosmetic surgeon who preyed on a disenfranchised community; a pharmacist who diluted his cancer patient’s chemotherapy treatments; and a pain management specialist who aided in the opioid addiction of an entire town.
This season, Dr. Dubrow uses his medical expertise to take viewers into the minds of each distinctive killer, while investigating the reasons behind their heinous crimes. Whether they were money-hungry, ego-driven, or a criminal who conned their way into the medical field, these killers lost sight of their Hippocratic Oath and used their practice for evil.
The series recounts how authorities stopped these medical professionals’ malpractice to seek justice for the victims that were harmed or put in jeopardy.