BackTable Urology

The BackTable Urology Podcast is a resource for practicing urologists to learn tips, techniques, and practical advice from their peers in the field. Listen here or on the streaming platform of your choice.

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Ep. 57 Blue Light Cystoscopy: Who, When, and Ho...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with urologist Dr. Anne Schuckman from the University of Southern California about advantages and advice for blue light cystoscopy, a procedure performed to identify bladder tumors during transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT).
44 min
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Ep. 56 Adjuvant Therapy for Advanced Kidney Can...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with urologist Dr. Karim Bensalah from the Universitaire de Rennes and medical oncologist Dr. Rana McKay from UC San Diego about adjuvant therapy for advanced kidney cancer.
38 min
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Ep. 55 Patient Preparation Made Easy: the Wellp...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aaron Fritts talks with Dr. David Canes, a urologist and founder of WellPrept, a curated patient database that aims to improve and streamline patient education before their clinic visits.
56 min
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Ep. 54 Smoking Cessation for the Urologist with...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses methods and benefits of smoking cessation in urologic oncology patients with Dr. Christian Fankhauser from Luzerner Kantonsspital and Dr. Richard Matulewicz from Memorial Sloan Kettering.
41 min
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Ep. 53 Radiation Therapy for Favorable Intermed...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses radiation therapy for favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer with radiation oncologist Dr. Amar Kishan, Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service for the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA.
51 min
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Ep. 52 Legends in Urology: Dr Jack McAninch
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jill Buckley, professor of urology at UC San Diego, interviews Dr. Jack McAninch, professor emeritus of urology at San Francisco General Hospital and an international leader in the field of genitourinary trauma and reconstructive surgery.
57 min
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Ep. 51 Management of Post-Prostatectomy Erectil...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Bagrodia discusses erectile dysfunction (ED) in the setting of post-prostate cancer treatment with Dr. Mike Hsieh and Dr. Darshan Patel, two urologists from the comprehensive men’s health clinic at UC San Diego Health.
50 min
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Ep. 50 Breaking Down Upper Tract Malignancy wit...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Silva interviews Dr. Katie Murray, a urologic oncologist from the University of Missouri, about management of high and low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer.
43 min
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Ep. 49 Evaluation and Management of Adrenal Mas...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Bagrodia interviews Dr. Alexander Kutikov, chief of urology and urologic oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, about diagnosis, lab and imaging workup, and surgical management of adrenal masses.
49 min
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Ep. 48 From Weird to Wonderful: An Interview wi...
In this episode, Drs. Aaron Fritts and Eric Gantwerker interview Dr. Tamir Wolf, a trauma surgeon and founder of Theator, an artificial intelligence company that links intraoperative decision making with patient outcomes.
41 min
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Ep. 47 Management of Chronic Testicular Pain wi...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jose Silva and Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt discuss the evaluation, causes, and treatment of chronic testicular pain.
53 min
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Ep. 46 Techniques and Maneuvers for Optimal TUR...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews Dr. Sam Chang, chief of urologic oncology at Vanderbilt University, about surgical tips and tricks for intermediate and high risk bladder cancer.
52 min
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Ep. 45 Key Elements for a Mens Health Clinic wi...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jose Silva interviews Dr. Amy Pearlman, director of the Men’s Health Program at the University of Iowa, about building a men’s health program, managing her digital footprint, and her role as a female physician in men’s health.
48 min
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Ep. 44 Surgical Tips and Tricks for Prostatecto...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses tips and tricks for radical and partial prostatectomies with Dr. Rafael Coelho, Chief of Urology Oncology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine.
50 min
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Ep. 43 Upper Tract Reconstruction with Dr. Lee ...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talks with Dr. Lee Zhao, director of the Male Reconstructive Surgery program at NYU Urology, about indications, surgical techniques, and post-operative management for patients requiring upper tract ureteral reconstruction.
51 min
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Ep. 42 Mental Constructs to Avoid Complications...
Dr. David Canes and host Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talk about attitudes, practices, and anecdotes to help resident and attending surgeons avoid complications.
59 min
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Ep. 41 Radiotherapy for Unfavorable Intermediat...
Dr. Neil Desai, a radiation oncologist with UT Southwestern, shares his perspectives on radiation therapy indications, algorithms, side effects, and prognoses for unfavorable intermediate risk prostate cancer patients.
63 min
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Ep. 40 Non-Opioid Approaches for Post-Operative...
Dr. Davies shares his valuable insights about post-operative opioid studies, disproves some myths about NSAIDs, and explains his pre-operative and post-operative pain management regimen.
41 min
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Ep. 39 The Anatomy of a Complication: Surgeon H...
Aditya Bagrodia (UCSD Urology), Dr. Casey Seideman MD (OHSU Urology), and Dr. Jeff Cadeddu (UTSW Urology) share their experiences and advice for dealing with complications as surgeons.
51 min
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Ep. 38 Breaking Down Interstitial Cystitis with...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr Jose Silva and Dr. Esther Han discuss diagnosis and management of interstitial cystitis in women.
58 min
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Ep. 37 Practical PSA Screening for PCPs and Uro...
We talk with Dr. Scott Eggener about the importance of practical PSA screenings and shared decision making with patients. Dr. Eggener advocates for the prevention of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in prostate cancer.
44 min
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Edicion Esp. Sugerencias y Mañas a la Hora de U...
Dr. Jose Silva y Dr. Fernando Cabrera, urologista de Cleveland Clinic en Florida, hablan sobre el diagnóstico y tratamiento de cálculos renales y ureterales. Los doctores discuten cuáles pacientes necesitan la intervención, los métodos quirúrgicos para romper los cálculos, y consejos sobre cada tipo de terapia.
67 min
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Ep. 36 Navigating Institutional and Society Lea...
We talk with urologist Dr. Jay Shah, leader of urologic oncology at the Stanford Cancer Center, about seizing leadership opportunities in the world of academic medicine.
59 min
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Ep. 35 Diagnosis and Management of Upper Tract ...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Shahrokh Shariat, chairman of Urology at the Medical University of Vienna, about diagnosis and management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) as well as differing AUA and EAU approaches to these malignancies.
64 min
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Ep. 34 Financial Basics from the White Coat Inv...
Special guest The White Coat Investor James M. Dahle talks with Christopher Beck about where physicians can start when it comes to Financial Literacy, including common financial mistakes docs make when start practicing, a primer on mortgage rates, and tips on insurance.
58 min
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Ep. 33 Gender-Affirming Care: A Primer with Dr....
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Jennifer Anger from UCSD Urology talk about care for transgender patients and gender-affirming surgery. They discuss the importance of using correct terminology, how to work up patients seeking gender-affirming care, and the multidisciplinary nature of transgender healthcare.
50 min
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Ep. 32 Tips and Tricks for Telehealth with Dr. ...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, a University of Michigan urologist and the Director of U-M Telehealth Research Incubator, discuss his advice and future projections for telehealth.
51 min
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Centering the Conversation Around Health Equity...
In this episode Dr. Kumar and Dr. Bennett discuss various levels of racism found in healthcare, and share allegories of racism as outlined by Dr. Camara P Jones, including the gardener’s tale.
45 min
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Ep. 31 Women's Sexual Health with Dr. Ashley Wi...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Ashley Winter discuss women’s sexual health, including topics such as common presenting symptoms and newer treatments.
63 min
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Ep. 30 Minimally Invasive Focal Therapy for Pro...
Dr. Amit Patel, Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, and Dr. Jose Silva discuss focal therapy for prostate cancer and share their experiences with the the NanoKnife System from AngioDynamics. Listen to the full episode to hear more about prostate biopsy techniques, benefits of the the NanoKnife System, surgical tips for a successful NanoKnife focal ablation, and future directions for incorporating focal ablation into prostate cancer guidelines.
50 min
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Ep. 29 Management of Penile Cancer with Dr. Phi...
Dr. Philippe Spiess from Moffitt Cancer Center discusses surgical and medical management of penile cancer. Listen now to hear more about punch biopsy techniques, surgical resection and lymph node dissection techniques, growing role of topical chemotherapy, importance of multidisciplinary tumor boards.
43 min
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Ep. 28 Holistic and Integrative Approaches to P...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Geo Espinosa discuss holistic and integrative approaches to prostate cancer.
49 min
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Ep. 27 Doctors and Litigation: The L Word with ...
Emergency medicine physician and podcast founder Dr. Gita Pensa and our co-hosts Dr. Chris Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss methods of navigating malpractice lawsuits, maintaining professional identity, and prioritizing mental health.
60 min
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Ep. 26 Management of Small Renal Masses with Dr...
Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology discusses the management of small renal masses. Listen to the full episode to hear about imaging modalities for small renal masses, distinguishing between cysts and solid tumors, ablation, enucleation, partial nephrectomy, and special considerations for von Hippel-Landau (VHL) patients.
45 min
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Ep. 25 Management of Muscle Invasive Bladder Ca...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Aaron Fritts talk with Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology about his Operate with Zen podcast and tips for surgeon wellness. They cover Dr. Pierorazio's motivation for starting a wellness podcast, preventing physician burnout, achieving work-life balance, and managing healthy competitiveness.
49 min
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Edicion Esp. Tratamientos Mínimamente Invasivos...
En el primer episodio en español de BackTable Urology, yo y Dr. Francisco Gelpi discutimos los tratamientos mínimamente invasivos para HPB, específicamente Urolift, Rezum, y GreenLight. Escucha el episodio completo para aprender más sobre la transición de Dr. Gelpi desde práctica oncológica académica a práctica privada enfocada en HPB, evaluación inicial de los HPB pacientes, factores importantes en la toma de decisión de un tratamiento de HPB, y beneficios y complicaciones de cada tratamiento.
51 min
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Ep. 24 Operate With Zen with Dr. Phil Pierorazio
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Aaron Fritts talk with Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology about his Operate with Zen podcast and tips for surgeon wellness. They cover Dr. Pierorazio's motivation for starting a wellness podcast, preventing physician burnout, achieving work-life balance, and managing healthy competitiveness.
48 min
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Ep. 23 Complex Penile Implants with Dr. Jonatha...
Dr. Jose Silva brings Dr. Jonathan Clavell back onto the show to discuss complex penile implant cases. They cover how to deal with mechanical complications of AMS700 and Coloplast Titan, penile implants in Peyronie's disease, penile implants in priapism, tips for successful revision surgery, and how to manage post-operative infections.
64 min
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Ep. 22 Collaborative Approach to Prostate Arter...
Urologist Dr. Claus Roehrborn and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Sandeep Bagla discuss the pros and cons of Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) compared to other Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments (MISTS) for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). They also discuss the importance of a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach when offering these treatment options, including agreeing on the best treatment for the patient.
58 min
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Ep. 21 Algorithm for the Evaluation of Infertil...
We speak with Dr. Zamip Patel about the different causes and treatments of male infertility. Listen to hear more about genetic vs. environmental causes of infertility, hormone tests, hormone replacement therapy, and varicoselectomies.
49 min
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Ep. 20 Advanced Treatments for Overactive Bladd...
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, a urogynecologist specializing in voiding dysfunction, discuss the use of Botox, sacral neuromodulation, and bulking agents in treating overactive bladders. Listen to hear more about patient selection criteria for each treatment, botox and neuromodulation procedure techniques, and treatment side effects and complications.
39 min
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Ep. 19 Impact of the Pandemic and Covid-19 Vacc...
Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy explains the known effects of the COVID-19 virus and the pandemic on testosterone levels, vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, male fertility, and sexual practice patterns. Additionally, Dr. Ramaswamy uses evidence-based medicine to debunk myths about the adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on men’s health.
38 min
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Ep. 18 Perioperative Optimization for Radical C...
We finish our discussion with Dr. Angie Smith from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about peri-operative optimization of radical cystectomies. She discusses pre-operative incentive spirometry, opioid and NSAID regimens, post-operative drains and stents, and the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration.
37 min
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Ep. 17 Perioperative Optimization for Radical C...
We talk with Dr. Angie Smith about perioperative measures to optimize radical cystectomies in part 1 of this 2 part series..
32 min
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Ep. 16 Management of Localized Prostate Cancer ...
We talk with Dr. Jeff Cadeddu about workup and treatment options for patients with localized prostate cancer.
58 min
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Ep. 15 Getting into Urology Residency with Dr. ...
We talk with UTSW Program Director Dr. Steve Hudak and UTSW Urology Resident Dr. Blake Johnson about what it takes to get into Urology Residency these days, and pearls for a successful Urology rotation.
47 min
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Ep. 14 Patient Selection for GreenLight and oth...
Urologist Dr. Francisco Gelpi discusses surgical treatments for BPH with a special focus on the minimally-invasive GreenLight Laser prostatectomy. Listen to hear more about Dr. Gelpi’s transition from an oncology-focused practice to a BPH-focused practice, initial BPH patient workup , using prostate anatomy to choose a BPH surgical treatment, GreenLight Laser postoperative care, and the importance of BPH patient involvement and expectations.
47 min
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Ep. 13 Tips and Tricks for Difficult Ureterosco...
UT Southwestern endourologist Dr. Jodi Antonelli shares her tips and tricks for difficult ureteroscopy cases. Listen to learn about pre-op and post-op medication, dealing with large prostates and narrow ureters, variations in baskets, access sheaths, and ureteroscopes, dusting vs. basket retrieval, and performing ureteroscopies on pregnant women.
64 min
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Ep. 12 Management of Cystitis And Pelvic Pain S...
We talk with Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra, director of the Women's Pelvic Medicine Center at UC San Diego Health about the management of cystitis and pelvic pain syndromes. She shares her insights on genitourinary syndrome of menopause, pain evaulation and treatment, and procedural options including botox and sacral neuromodulation.
51 min
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Ep. 11 Evaluation and Management of Post-Prosta...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews urologist Dr. Steve Hudak from UT Southwestern Medical Center about post-prostatectomy incontinence. They cover an array of topics including, incontinence evaluation, managing patient expectations, kegel exercises and pelvic floor therapy, and slings vs. artificial urinary sphincters.
63 min
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Ep. 10 Management of Locally Advanced Kidney Ca...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews Dr. Vitaly Margulis, professor of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, about locally advanced kidney cancer. They discuss various topics including classification of locally advanced kidney cancers, various imaging modalities for staging cancer, special considerations for tumor-thrombus formation, targeted therapy vs. checkpoint inhibitors, and robotic vs. open nephrectomies.
47 min
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Ep. 9 Tips and Tricks for Percutaneous Nephroli...
Dr. Margaret Pearle, the Vice Chair of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, joins us to discuss percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Dr. Pearle shares advice on pre-operative urine culture analysis, CT scans, percutaneous access, and placing a ureteral stent vs. a nephrostomy tube
72 min
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Ep. 8 Men's Sexual Health with Dr. Jonathan Cla...
Dr. Jose Silva interviews Dr. Jonathan Clavell, a high-volume prosthetic urology surgeon and assistant professor of urology at UT Health Science Center Houston, about erectile dysfunction counseling and penile implants. Dr. Clavell goes into detail about his journey as a men’s health specialist, ED workup and medical counseling, advantages and limitations of different penile implants, implants for complex ED patients (diabetics, cancer patients, etc.), and post-operative care for penile implant patients
53 min
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Ep. 7 Bringing APPs into your practice with Bra...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Jose E Silva interview Brad Hornberger, PA-C in the UTSW Urology department, about bringing advanced practice providers (APPs) into your practice, and how to do it successfully. Brad goes into detail about his journey as a urological PA, advice for on-boarding new APP’s, and training PAs to do in-patient consults and assist in the OR.
38 min
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Ep. 6 Contemporary Surgical Management of BPH w...
In Part II, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talks with Dr. Claus Roehrborn of UT Southwestern Medical Center about the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
55 min
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Ep. 5 Contemporary Medical Management of BPH wi...
In Part I, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talks with Dr. Claus Roehrborn of UT Southwestern Medical Center about the medical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
45 min
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Ep. 4 Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction wi...
Dr. Jose Silva talks with Urologist Dr. Yahir Santiago from UC San Diego Medical Center about the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in women.
47 min
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Ep. 3 Management Of Testicular Cancer With Dr. ...
Dr. Jose Silva talks with Urologist Dr. Aditya Bagrodia from UT Southwestern Medical Center about the medical and surgical management of testicular cancer.
45 min
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Ep. 2 Management Of Bladder Cancer With Dr. Adi...
Dr. Jose Silva talks with Urologist Dr. Aditya Bagrodia from UT Southwestern Medical Center about the medical and surgical management of bladder cancer.
45 min
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Ep. 1 Hitting Reset With Dr. Jose Silva
Anish Parikh interviews Urologist Dr. Jose (Oche) Silva about his experiences building a practice from scratch after training, and then a Category V hurricane forced him to start over again.
43 min