|Other names||The Surgery|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Home station||BBC Radio 1|
|Hosted by||Katie Thistleton|
Doctor Radha Modgil
|Recording studio||Broadcasting House, London|
|Original release||1999 – 2017|
|Audio format||FM, digital radio and Internet radio|
|Website||The Surgery with Katie and Dr Radha|
The show first began with Sara Cox on 19 September 1999, then was joint-hosted by Emma B. Emma B and Doctor Mark Hamilton then co-hosted the show for six years, before Letitia SD took over the programme. From July 2007, Annie Mac took over the role of presenting from Letitia during the Sex Weeks of Summer, a series of special programs during Radio 1's Six Weeks of Summer, focusing on sex related issues. The show was relaunched in October 2007 with Kelly Osbourne at the helm, but her stint was short lived. She was formally replaced by Aled Haydn Jones in March 2009.
In June 2014, it was announced that starting 1 September 2014, The Surgery would move to a weekly Wednesday night slot, from 9pm to 10pm.
Listeners were given advice, mostly for common adolescent problems, and other listeners shared their experiences and advice and were encouraged to give their point of view. The format was similar to "problem pages" found in teenage magazines. There were also often special shows specifically dedicated to one subject, such as a type of addictive behaviour or dependency. The Surgery had a team of experts on hand to deal with both medical, emotional and psychological problems, including Doctor Radha Modgil and psychotherapist Aaron Balick. After the departure of medical doctor Mel Sayer in September 2012, Sanjay Pawar was announced as the new resident doctor on The Surgery. In June 2013, Radha Modgil became the new resident doctor.
Open University TV programmes
While there was often a discussion 'theme' on the show, it was up to callers and texters to decide what they wanted to ask about.
Personal issues commonly tackled on the show include:
- Self harming
- Teenage pregnancy, abortion, and contraception
- Exam stress
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- - BBC Genome Project - BBC Radio 1 listings 19 September 1999
- "Radio 1 and 1Xtra changes specialist, weekend schedules". BBC Newsbeat. BBC News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.