JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A world-renowned neurosurgeon from Jacksonville is getting the Netflix treatment.
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, affectionately known as Dr. Q, is one of four doctors featured in a new show, “The Surgeon’s Cut.”
“I see myself as a samurai that is going to fight an extraordinary monster,” said Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa in the official trailer released by Netflix.
You can say he’s the samurai of neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, but he prefers to leave the word, “hero,” to his patients.
“The most important person is the patient, so I hope that people get that thrill and feel those emotions, and by the way, those moments are sacred,” he said.
“Sacred Brain” is the title of the episode in which he will be featured. Viewers will see the skilled choreography needed to perform open brain surgery.
“Any potential miscalculation can lead to a devastating outcome, stroke, the inability to talk, to move,” Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa said.
The show follows the lives and professions of four doctors from around the world.
One of the other doctors featured, Nancy Ascher, is Dr. Q’s mentor.
“Imagine how humbling it is to be there with one of your mentors featured,” he said.
Being featured on a platform as big as Netflix is remarkable when you consider how Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa started.
He came to the U.S. at 19 as an undocumented migrant farmworker. Action News Jax featured his incredible journey during a special for Hispanic Heritage Month in September.
“I don’t know if my brain can articulate the emotions,” he said. “I summarize with one word all the time humbling, very very humbling.”
And Netflix is only the beginning. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment company, Disney and Annapurna Pictures are working on a full-length feature film based on Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa’s autobiography, “Becoming Dr. Q.”
Until then, he hopes “The Surgeon’s Cut” gives viewers a glimpse into not just his life but also his team and the work done every day at Mayo Clinic to find a cure.