The BEST episodes of 3 Lbs.

Every episode of 3 Lbs. ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 3 Lbs.!

From executive producer Peter Ocko comes a new medical drama about two elite neurosurgeons who have different takes on how to treat their patients. One cares about them and one who only cares about their brains. Dr. Doug Hanson (Stanley Tucci) is a brilliant neurosurgeon and one of the best in New York City. His method is simple. The brain is like a wire box, and the patient is not important because that is just the outside. Dr. Jonathan Seger (Mark Feuerstein) has a totally different point-of-view. To him, the psychological health of his patient is a priority. When these two top doctors work on a patient, however, they forget their differences and perform miracles.

Last Updated: 12/22/2022Network:CBS
Heart Stopping
3 votes

#1 - Heart Stopping

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/28/2006

A woman that three years ago Hanson operated for an aneurysm returns complaining of double vision. After making some test, they find that she has another aneurysm that her chance of surviving surgery is approximately 20%. But when she agrees to surgery, her brother is determined to stop her and at the same time risking her life. Meanwhile, Adrianne falls for an astronomy professor who suffers from face blindness.

Directors: John David Coles
Writer: Scott Kaufer
3 votes

#2 - Disarming

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/5/2006

A soldier who was wounded in Iraq by shrapnel to his head suffers a stroke, which leads to paralysis in his left arm. Even worse, the man believes the arm doesn't belong to him but rather to a fellow soldier who died. Also, a woman is diagnosed with a so-called joking disease caused by a tumor that makes her lose memory and find most things humorous.

Directors: Nicole Kassell
Writer: Peter Ocko
The God Spot
3 votes

#3 - The God Spot

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/12/2006

When Erica Lund's seizures become more severe, Dr. Hanson suggests surgery, but she adamantly refuses because she doesn't want to lose the euphoric moment before the seizure hits when she sees God. Meantime, another patient is being treated for a traumatic head wound that causes him to blurt out his most intimate thoughts.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Writer: Jessica Ball
Bad Boys
3 votes

#4 - Bad Boys

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/19/2006

The Cutting Edge
4 votes

#5 - The Cutting Edge

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/26/2006

Dr. Hanson's mentor makes a surprise visit. Adrienne tries to help a woman whose brain tumor is threatening her already shaky marriage.

Lost for Words
3 votes

#6 - Lost for Words

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/14/2006

After a teen collapses while playing violin in a concert and it's discovered that she has a tumor. Dr. Hanson want to operate on the young girl's brain but the girl's mother isn't sure that is best since she recently suffered a loss of another daughter during an operation. Meanwhile, Hanson's protégé, Dr. Jonathan Seger arrives.

Directors: Davis Guggenheim
Writer: Peter Ocko
Of Two Minds
3 votes

#7 - Of Two Minds

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/21/2006

Hanson and his staff deal with a pregnant woman who has a brain tumor. Hanson wants her to follow a treatment plan that threatens the life of her unborn child, but the patient is determined to keep her baby. Although she refuses the radiation, she agrees to a complicated brain surgery that could buy her sometime. After the surgery, she discovers some unexpected side effects. Meanwhile, Dr. Seger discovers he is involved with the attorney of a man he's treating who has been accused of a violent crime.

Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writer: Davey Holmes

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