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Video Clip Of Surgery From “The Good Doctor” TV Series Circulated as a Real Incident: Fact-Check

Social media users are sharing a short video clip as though it were an actual incident, but it isn’t.

@tize4PF shared the 12-seconds video and tweeted “how does this even happen”. The user claimed that the video is a real actual video on Oct 26, 2022. The tweet has received an about 33k reposts, contributing to the spread of the information.

Several other accounts, including @itanimals0 made the same claim that the short video clip is a realistic one and shared with other users on the social media. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

This brief video clip is from THE GOOD DOCTOR, a television series(2017-2024). The focus of the webseries is medical drama. A shared video clip from S03 E03 shows the staff trying to heal a fisherman’s wounds without compromising his prize catch.

We visited, which talked about the same clip in an article with the headline “Watch The Good Doctor surgeons try to remove a marlin from a man’s leg” on Oct 3, 2019. According to IMDb rating, it is rated as 8.0/10. It features Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.

Check out the Youtube Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Users are sharing video clip from TVseries and trying to show it as a real incident.They are doing intentionally to get some like & RT. Shared short video clip is from a TVseries THE GOOD DOCTOR. The webseries is all about medical drama. Shared video clip taken from S03 E03, in this episode the staff must treat a fisherman’s injuries without damaging his prize catch.


Fact : The brief video clip that has been shared is from the television show THE GOOD DOCTOR. The main focus of the webseries is medical drama. The video clip is taken from S03 E03, where the staff must treat a fisherman’s injuries without damaging his prize catch.

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