BackTable Vascular & Interventional

BackTable Vascular & Interventional

The BackTable Podcast is a resource for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and other interventional and endovascular specialists to learn tips, techniques, and the ins and outs of the devices in their cabinets. Listen on BackTable.com or on the streaming platform of your choice. You can also visit www.BackTable.com to browse our open access, physician-catered knowledge center for all things vascular and interventional; now featuring practice tools, procedure walkthroughs, and expert guidance on more than 40 endovascular procedures.

Episodes

February 20, 2024 51 mins
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. Charles Bailey about Limb Alert, a hospital protocol devised to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with acute limb ischemia. Dr. Bailey is a vascular surgeon and the Director of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Limb Salvage at the University of South Florida. Dr. Bailey explains how the Limb Alert program standardizes the care pathway, rapidly alerts...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Thomas Sullivan about the findings from a recent survey exploring the reasons behind professional job changes among interventional radiologists. Dr. Sullivan is the Assistant Program Director of Diagnostic and Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency programs at Wake Forest University. Dr. Sullivan highlights the importance of mentorship duri...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Charles Nutting about prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in the outpatient-based lab (OBL) setting. Dr. Nutting is an interventional radiologist at Endovascular Consultants in Lone Tree, Colorado. The doctors discuss procedure techniques, patient selection, follow-up care, and benefits of the OBL environment over the hospital. Dr. Nutting emph...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews guest Dr. Gary Tse about the innovative technique of thyroid ablation and its role in treating benign thyroid nodules. Dr. Tse is a practicing interventional radiologist at UCLA Health. Dr. Tse highlights the procedural details, patient experiences, potential complications, and follow-up protocols of thyroid ablation. He emphasizes the importance of consisten...
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In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Jason Wagner about his experience with using the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft and the Surfacer system for treating patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and limited vascular access options. Dr. Wagner is a practicing vascular surgeon in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Wagner explains the steps to implant a HeRO endovascular graft, how it provides a durable and reliabl...
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This week on the BackTable Podcast, Dr. Darren Klass shares his experiences in the treatment of aortic dissections. Dr. Klass is an interventional radiologist at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Klass underscores the criticality of intraoperative decision-making, the use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach. The conversation further explores the nuances of treating ac...
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En este nuevo episodio de BackTable, el Dr. Fernando Gómez Muñoz y la Dra. Sara Lojo Lendoiro profundizan en el complejo y específico campo de la radiología intervencionista pediátrica. Al enfatizar las diferencias existentes entre los pacientes adultos y los niños, el Dr. Gómez Muñoz destaca la necesidad de capacitación y enfoques especializados para el manejo de casos pediátricos, especialmente en términos de variantes propias d...
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In this episode, guest host Dr. Dana Dunleavy and guest Dr. Douglas Beall delve into the transformative potential of neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic pain, particularly for painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). Dr. Beall is an interventional musculoskeletal radiologist practicing at Oklahoma Spine in Edmond, Oklahoma. Dr. Beall recounts his journey, from his beginnings in the military to his experiences with navigating ins...
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In this episode of BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Behati invites interventional cardiologist Dr. Thomas Davis, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, to discuss re-entry devices, with a focus on the Pioneer Plus Catheter. Dr. Davis shares his experience in using the Pioneer Plus, an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided re-entry catheter in treating critical limb ischemia (CLI), esp...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, guest host Dr. Krishna Amuluru interviews Dr. Fawaz Al-Mufti about recent trials on large core strokes and how they may impact practice. Dr. Al-Mufti is a practicing neurointerventionalist and serves as the Associate Chair of Neurology for Research at New York Medical College. Dr. Al-Mufti examines the cost-effectiveness and socioeconomic implications of successful treatment of patients wi...
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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts is joined by interventional cardiologists Dr. Sameh Sayfo (Baylor Scott & White in Plano, TX) and Dr. Nicolas Shammas (Cardiovascular Medicine in Davenport, IA) for a discussion about critical limb ischemia (CLI) and the use of lasers in below-the-knee (BTK) treatment. To start, Dr. Shammas explains that infrapopliteal disease is difficult to treat due to the high rate of total occlusions and...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. Eric Secemsky about the efficacy of drug eluting technologies in vascular interventions, with Dr. Secemsky offering insight into his own practice. Dr. Secemsky is an interventional cardiologist practicing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Secemsky believes that drug coated technology is a game-changer in the endovascular space since...
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In this episode of the Back Table Innovation Podcast, host Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel, a radiologist and biomedical engineer, chats with Dr. Alim Mitha about the novel idea of biodegradable flow diverters and the future of interventional neuroradiology. Dr. Mitha is a cerebrovascular, endovascular, and skull base neurosurgeon and biomedical engineer at the University of Calgary. During his neurosurgery residency, Dr. Mitha also ...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Michael Cumming about the issue of site of service differentials in healthcare. Dr. Cumming is an interventional radiologist and the founder of Vascular and Interventional Experts. They discuss the history and the impact of these differentials, which often result in higher costs for identical services depending on the site they’re carried out in. For exa...
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In this episode of the BackTable podcast, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Merve Ozen about the potential of the Percunav system, an advanced needle guidance technology used in interventional and endovascular procedures. Dr. Ozen is an Assistant Professor of Radiology, Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky. The uniqueness of the Percunav system lies in its 3D ultrasound ima...
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In this episode, guest-host Dr. Paul Bhogal invites Dr. Adnan Qureshi, an interventional neurologist at the University of Missouri, to share his insights on innovative treatments for migraines. Dr. Qureshi covers his pioneering work in intra-arterial lidocaine injections and their effect on patients with severe migraines. Injections have shown a significant relief in symptoms immediately following treatment. He emphasizes the impo...
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In this episode, Dr. Tyler Sandow (Ochsner Health) interviews interventional radiologists Dr. Edward Kim (Mount Sinai) and Dr. Terence Gade (University of Pennsylvania) about the future directions of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatments, specifically focusing on the adoption of precision medicine and multidisciplinary approaches. They delve into various HCC treatments, such as locoregional therapies like transarterial chemoem...
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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Jacob Fleming and guest Dr. Jack Jennings discuss advancements in interventional oncology, specifically regarding cryoablation for bone metastases. Dr. Jennings is an interventional musculoskeletal radiologist at Washington University School of Medicine and President of the American Society of Spine Radiology. They discuss the results of the MOTION Study, the benefits of industry ...
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In this episode of the Backtable Podcast, guest host Dr. Paul Bhogal, a consultant interventional neuroradiologist at Royal London Hospital in the UK, and guests Dr. Piotr Walczak and Dr. Prakash Ambady discuss the potential of intra-arterial treatments combined with blood brain barrier (BBB) manipulation in treating various neurological conditions and tumors. The trio of doctors discuss methods such as the use of hyperosmolar man...
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In this episode of The Backtable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and guests Dr. Mahmood Razavi and Dr. Mark Garcia discuss the intricacies of owning and operating an outpatient-based lab (OBL). Dr. Razavi and Dr. Garcia are practicing interventional radiologists at Vascular and Interventional Specialists of Orange County (California) and American Vascular Associates (Florida), respectively. The doctors explore the advantages of OBL...
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