The WORST Episodes of Doctor-X: Surgeon Michiko Daimon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2021

Network: TV Asahi

Daimon Michiko (Yonekura Ryoko) is a 37-year-old surgeon and is part of a questionable ‘doctor placement service’ that has her wander from hospital to another. She holds a scrupulous compliance when it comes to her working hours, never does any unnecessary chores that don’t require a medical license, and couldn’t care less about the power struggles within the hospitals. Nobody knows how she acquired such a top-level skill that allows her to claim exorbitant sums as reward, but her private life is an even greater mystery to everyone around her. There are rumors that she once had to leave the medical world due to money problems and a medical error, but nobody knows anything for sure…

ope.7

#1 - ope.7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 24, 2016

Tickets to a recital by "deaf pianist" Takashi Nanao arrive at the Kanbara Locum Doctor Agency. Akira Kanbara is suspicious because there is no sender on the envelope. But he invites Michiko Daimon anyhow. He then finds out that Nanao's assistant, Yuka Nanase, sent the tickets. She has been researching treatment methods because she believes Nanao's music can only get better if his hearing returns.

star 6.33
6 votes
Directors: Toshio Terada
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Diagnosis 1 second Artificial intelligence VS Wild intuition that does not fail!?

#2 - Diagnosis 1 second Artificial intelligence VS Wild intuition that does not fail!?

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 2017

During a match against the world's strongest Shogi robot,a young Shogi prodigy suffers from disturbed consciousness. Totei University Hospital is requested to remove his brain tumor with Hippocrates,a cutting-edge medical AI. Determined not to fail such a case,Director Hiruma appoints Michiko as the lead surgeon. Michiko,who explicitly declines at first,sees a certain vision in her mind.

star 7.25
4 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Virus infection...! Inoperable closed room

#3 - Virus infection...! Inoperable closed room

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2016

The popular Yuta Yaotome, also known as "The last single major artist," suddenly disappears from the stage. There are rumors he might be going overseas for a secret ceremony. In reality, Yaotome has liver cancer. There are multiple tumors spread across a wide area. He is a secret patient at Toutei University Hospital. Yaotome's case is considered top secret. The details are carefully guarded.

star 7.29
7 votes
Directors: Manabu Uda
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
VS Kireru Professor!? Because the second opinion will not fail

#4 - VS Kireru Professor!? Because the second opinion will not fail

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2017

The director of Totei University Kindergarten collapses with lung adenocarcinoma. Michiko and the deputy chief surgeon fight over the surgery. The deputy wins, and Michiko is assigned to be his first assistant. But the narcissistic deputy is infuriated by the thought of working in the OR with a "part-timer like her." Then Director Hiruma whispers his plot in the deputy's ear

star 7.33
6 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Poor village mayor vs sensible parliamentarian operation W will not fail

#5 - Poor village mayor vs sensible parliamentarian operation W will not fail

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 20, 2016

Toutei University Hospital Director Shigekatsu Hiruma wants to improve the hospital's brand by selecting wealthy patients. An eighty-year-old man, Hideo Nioka, and his wife, Chiyoko, visit the hospital with a medical letter of introduction. Director of Internal Medicine Takayuki Kikawada offers to introduce them to a Satellite hospital because the couple seems to be financially insecure.

star 7.38
8 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Faction fighting power harassment surgery will not fail!!

#6 - Faction fighting power harassment surgery will not fail!!

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 10, 2016

A lower rank university hospital is in the spotlight because one of their papers was published in an American medical journal. Totei University Hospital Director Shigekatsu Hiruma is feeling bitter. He wants everyone to write papers. The doctors are pushed to surgeries without rest. The extra work excites freelance surgeon Michiko Daimon, but the other doctors and nurses are starting to get tired.

star 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
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#7 - ope.1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 17, 2013

Akira Kanbara and Michiko Daimon are enjoying the races at a horse track in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. Over in the owner's box, a woman in a luxurious fur is sipping champagne with a young man. The woman's horse is disqualified after it gets in the way of the horse Michiko placed a bet on. Michiko ends up losing all her money and the woman's horse suffers a life-threatening fracture.

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: Miho Nakazono
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Coup d'etat of your will!! Heart surgery without scalpel!?

#8 - Coup d'etat of your will!! Heart surgery without scalpel!?

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2016

Toutei University Hospital Deputy Director Toko Kubo leads the other doctors in a coup to overthrow Shigekatsu Hiruma. The next day, Hiruma gathers the media for a press conference. The doctors are curious and fill the room. A professor John Starkey from the Harvard Medical School and Takashi Ebina from the National Advanced Medical Center are also at the press conference. What is Hiruma plotting?

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
Emergency W operation of a mandarin duck couple!? Because I can also anesthetize

#9 - Emergency W operation of a mandarin duck couple!? Because I can also anesthetize

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 16, 2017

The deputy chief surgeon blamed his fault on a freelance anesthesiologist Hiromi and she was banned from Totei University Hospital for no reason. Meanwhile, Michiko and Hiromi's favorite Chinese restaurant's owner is diagnosed with multiple pancreatic tumors. Michiko needs Hiromi's skill to save his life and tries to lift her ban, but she rejects outright and says, "I won't do surgery."

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Takafumi Kosaka
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
Shall I cut it? I can cure it perfectly

#10 - Shall I cut it? I can cure it perfectly

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2014

National Advanced Medical Center President Yoshihito Tendo makes an appearance on a television discussion program and says there was a need to establish a new organization at the national level that would have the ability to control all the medically-related issues currently distributed among multiple ministries and agencies. Journalist Hiroshi Yomo is against the idea of consolidating the power.

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
There is no rooting or sickness in front of life

#11 - There is no rooting or sickness in front of life

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2014

The National Advanced Medical Care Center is home to a nursing department with the nickname, the Shogun's harem. Head Nurse Junko Shiraki is feared by the doctors. But recently, the doctors have been critical of the nurses and Junko has been frustrated by a drop in ethics. Some nurses are quitting from exhaustion because of freelance surgeon Michiko Daimon's need to constantly operate on patients.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
It doesn't matter if the doctor wins or loses. It doesn't make sense if the patient doesn't win

#12 - It doesn't matter if the doctor wins or loses. It doesn't make sense if the patient doesn't win

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2014

The power struggle between the Teito faction and Seikyo faction continues at the National Advanced Medical Center. Things are not going as planned for President Yoshihito Tendo. He is planning to choose either the East's Takashi Ebina or the West's Noboru Dangozaka as the next Chief of the Unified Surgery Department. An important governmental checks into the center with colon cancer.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
I can't cut any more

#13 - I can't cut any more

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2014

National Advanced Medical Center President Yoshihito Tendo wants to create a new organization, the Japan Medical Industry Association, at the national level. Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Takehiro Oizumi holds the key to the creation of the new organization and has a confidential request. He wants a patient to have a prolonged hospital visit, regardless of what his tests might say.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Hayato Yamada
VS Clear Hospital Voyeur!? Overprotective Patient Secrets

#14 - VS Clear Hospital Voyeur!? Overprotective Patient Secrets

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2017

Michiko Daimon, a doctor, meets a woman holding her stomach and losing consciousness. The lady is the mother of Ito, a colleague, and has an extremely rare type of advanced gallbladder cancer. Although Ito was nominated as surgeon, his mother refuses surgery, and Ito doesn't try to change her mind. Michiko strongly wishes to save her life and somehow try to get her consent of surgery.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Toshio Terada
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
Beautiful sisters same time operation! The secret of fat illness

#15 - Beautiful sisters same time operation! The secret of fat illness

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 3, 2016

The beautiful Yotsuba Sisters check into Toutei University Hospital. While their visit is a secret, the hospital is abuzz with rumors. The doctors are restless. Michiko Daimon visits the sisters in their room. She notices something awkward. The beautiful Mirei Yotsuba and... her sister Mion, who looks nothing like her PR photos. Mion is the patient and she is there to get treatment for obesity.

star 7.88
8 votes
Directors: Takafumi Kosaka
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
Resurrection!!!! Haken no Hinkaku Woman Who Doesn't Fail World Crossing Operation 20 Million

#16 - Resurrection!!!! Haken no Hinkaku Woman Who Doesn't Fail World Crossing Operation 20 Million

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 12, 2017

A year since the fall of the corrupt Director Hiruma, Totei University Hospital has a new director, its first-ever female, who has started to clean up the system with her "patients first" policy. The hospital's power players conspire to revive the shady hierarchy to regain their perks and absolute authority. Once again, Michiko cuts into the hospital now facing a major turning point.

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
…wait

#17 - …wait

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 27, 2014

Freelance surgeon Michiko Daimon finds a notebook at the National Advanced Medical Center. It belongs to a girl named Chihiro. She is in the hospital with a pulmonary vein occlusion. Michiko wants to handle her operation, but Chihiro also has hypoxemia and right sided heart failure. Her doctor views her as an incurable case and there is already talk about transferring her to another hospital.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Toshio Terada
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
Last ope

#18 - Last ope

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 18, 2014

Akira Kanbara passes out while working and does not return to the agency office. He avoids his favorite pupil, freelance surgeon Michiko Daimon. National Advanced Medical President Yoshihito Tendo's dream of establishing the Japan Medical Industry Association comes true. The new association will be able to provide the most advanced medical care. It will control all resources and funding.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Miho Nakazono
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Medical error 20 years ago !? The secret of the belly of an affair partner

#19 - Medical error 20 years ago !? The secret of the belly of an affair partner

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 27, 2016

Michiko Daimon finds a lost wallet and turns it into to the authorities. Misae Suyama arrives at Toutei University Hospital to thank Michiko for the finding her lost wallet. She also wants to schedule an appointment for a deluxe examination, but the three-day is extremely expensive. Deputy Director Toko Kubo is furious and wants Michiko to act as a guardian in case Misae is unable to pay the bill.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Toshio Terada
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
Japan-US Female Doctor Showdown!! Screaming Love in the Center of the Operation Room

#20 - Japan-US Female Doctor Showdown!! Screaming Love in the Center of the Operation Room

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

Nanasha,Dr. Hara's American ex-girlfriend,quits her job as a surgeon and comes to Japan. She begs him to be with her for just three months. Soon,he finds out that she has only three months to live because of a brain tumor with very little chance of complete removal. Michiko offers to operate on her, but she refuses,declaring the operation impossible. Then Nanasha disappears from Tokyo...

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Takafumi Kosaka
Writers: Hayato Yamada
A life-threatening whistleblower!? The secret of the strongest mastermind...

#21 - A life-threatening whistleblower!? The secret of the strongest mastermind...

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 2017

A former secretary to a minister,who accused a hospital of illegal dealings,is diagnosed with an advanced cancer. A rookie surgeon Nishiyama wants to challenge the operation,but Michiko is appointed. But when it is found out the accused is a friend of the Chairman of Japan Doctors Club,Michiko is fired. Dr. Nishiyama reveals his hidden thoughts to Michiko and takes an incredible action.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura
Surgery is a priceless lifework for me

#22 - Surgery is a priceless lifework for me

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 15, 2012

Hideki Kaji, Surgeon from Surgical Dept Ⅱ and the "Laparoscopy Wiz," appears on a television show about super doctors. He makes a name for himself when he says, "Saving patients is my priceless lifework." His high school friend and foreign fund manager sees the show and wants Kaji to handle his duodenal cancer. Kaji sees the chance for some extra money and accepts.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Miho Nakazono
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
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#23 - ope.9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2016

Keirin University Hospital, a longtime rival of Toutei University Hospital, was recently ranked the top hospital. Hanako Hiruma, president of the Toutei Women's Association, gets into it with Ritsuko Samejima, president of the Keirin Women's Association. Akira Kanbara wants to promote his business and takes freelance surgeon Michiko Daimon to a social gathering attended by both associations.

star 8.13
8 votes
Directors: Takafumi Kosaka
Writers: Naoki Tamura
I don't want to have dirty surgery

#24 - I don't want to have dirty surgery

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 2014

Diet Member Yoshiko Tokachi checks into the National Advance Medical Center with a severe inferior myocardial infarction and a hepatocellular tumor. She has been told by every hospital she has been to that she is incurable. But she is rumored to become the next Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. If the Center can cure Yoshiko, it could help advance President Yoshihito Tendo's agenda.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Miho Nakazono
Writers: Hidetomo Matsuda
There is only one doctor for the patient. You are also a professional!

#25 - There is only one doctor for the patient. You are also a professional!

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2014

Freelance surgeon Michiko Daimon is walking around town when she notices a photoshoot for a fashion magazine. Super model Maya Kokonoe is not amused when she sees that Michiko is wearing the same coat as her. But Michiko is more concerned about Maya cringing while striking a pose. Days later, the super model visits the National Advanced Medical Center and asks for Hideki Kaji by name!

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Makoto Hayashi
Writers: Naoki Tamura