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 or on the streaming platform of your choice. You can also visit 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.

Ep. 207 The Man Behind the Sheath: How Dr. Gary...
In this episode, our host Dr. Bryan Hartley interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. Gary Ansel about his career in medical device innovation, including the development of the Ansel Guiding Sheath and the Pounce Thrombectomy System (which was recently acquired by Surmodics).
54 min
Optimizing LGBTQ+ Care with Shane Snowdon
As part of our Health Equity Series Dr. Vishal Kumar talks with Shane Snowdon about current challenges in healthcare for LGTBQ+ patients, how we can improve communication, reduce fear and misunderstanding, and be a true patient advocate, starting with our own education.
52 min
Ep. 206 Improving Workflow Efficiency: Starting...
Dr. Karen Brown explains how she improved paracentesis workflow by creating a service that has shortened procedure time, decreased hospital length of stay, and improved patient and referring provider satisfaction.
28 min
Ep. 205 Update on Reimbursement Cuts for the OB...
In this episode Vascular Surgeon Jim Melton and Interventional Radiologist Blake Parsons give us the lay of the land on recent reimbursement cuts in the OBL/ASC space, including peripheral artery disease treatments and embolization procedures, as well as projections of what to expect in the next few years.
35 min
Ep. 204 Filter Indications and Filter Tracking....
We talk with interventional radiologist Dr. Stephen Wang about building an IVC filter retrieval program, the current guidelines on filter placement, and how to minimize the complications of filters.
45 min
Ep. 203 Making Informed Consent an Informed Cho...
In this episode, Eric Keller talks with Isabel Newton, Susan Jackson and Margaret Simor from The Interventional Initiative about informed consent and helping patients make informed choices with newly developed Patient Decision Aids!
48 min
Ep. 202 Staffing the OBL with Dr. Krishna Manna...
Vascular Surgeon Krishna Mannava and Vive Vascular VP of Operations Kristin Longwell give advice on staffing the OBL/ASC based on their experiences over the last few years, including the essentials positions to start with, whether or not to use consulting firms, and sourcing your staff.
57 min
Historical Origins of Health Inequities with Da...
Dr. Vishal Kumar talks with special guest Dante D. King about some of the historical origins of health inequities, and persistent biases we see in our healthcare settings today. *Trigger Warning: Sexual assault is mentioned from 9:29-17:30.
40 min
Ep. 201 Jobs: The Good, the Bad and the Snugly ...
We talk with Dr. Reza Rajebi and Dr. Kavi Devulapalli about what constitutes a good job in interventional radiology, how to spot red flags when you're job searching, and when to pivot in your career.
60 min
Ep. 200 PAD Stenting Algorithm with Dr. Luke Wi...
We talk with Dr. Luke Wilkins about his stenting algorithm for treating peripheral artery disease, including a step by step discussion of the decision tree when deciding whether or not to stent.
35 min
Ep. 199 Advanced Minimally Invasive Pain Interv...
We talk with interventional radiologist Dr. David Prologo about minimally invasive pain interventions, multidisciplinary pain management, and how he built a successful pain practice.
67 min
Ep. 198 Privademics and Advantages of Lesser Kn...
Interventional radiologists Dr. Shamit Desai and Dr. Saud Ahmed discuss the advantages of community training programs including practice building, resident and attending relationships, and diversity of job opportunities after training.
46 min
Ep. 197 CERAB Technique for Aortoiliac Disease ...
Vascular surgeon Dr. Martin Schroeder discusses the Covered Endovascular Reconstruction of Aortic Bifurcation (CERAB) technique for treating aortoiliac disease, including patient workup, procedure steps, and pitfalls to avoid with stent placement.
35 min
Ep. 196 Building a PE Response Team with Dr. Ca...
We talk with Interventional Radiologist Dr. Carin Gonsalves about how her practice built a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Response team, including where to start, developing efficient workflows, and obtaining the equipment you need for success.
37 min
Ep. 195 Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest wi...
Aparna Baheti and J. Michael Barraza Jr. talk with Dr Mina Makary about what constitutes a conflict of interest, and how we can reduce bias in research without stifling innovation.
28 min
How We Talk About Race, and the Language of Opp...
Dr. Vishal Kumar invites Tawny Newsome and Elaine Martin to the show to discuss how we talk about race, and the language of oppression.
33 min
Ep. 194 Financial Basics from the White Coat In...
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.
59 min
Ep. 193 Managing Supplies in your Outpatient Fa...
Vascular surgeon Krishna Mannava and Chas Sanders (founder of MARGIN) discuss their approach to choosing which disposables and devices to stock up on in the outpatient facility, and how to plan for supply chain issues.
48 min
Edición Esp: Enfermedad Arterial Periférica y ...
En este episodio de BackTable Español, Dra. Gina Landinez entrevista a Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker sobre la enfermidad arterial periférica y salvamento de extremidades en la comunidad latinoamericana.
61 min
Ep. 192 Going All In on the OBL and Finding You...
In this episode we talk with John Lipman, MD, FSIR about his journey to going solo and opening an Outpatient Based Lab (OBL) dedicated to minimally invasive women's interventions, including Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). John also gives us advice on the importance of finding your Ikigai in practice, the secret to a long and happy career!
37 min
Ep. 191 Novel Techniques for Arterial Thrombect...
In this episode, Interventional Radiologist Sabeen Dhand talks with Interventional Cardiologist S. Jay Mathews, MD, MS, FACC about novel techniques for arterial thrombectomy, including a discussion on using large bore devices, a variety of technique tips and tricks, and what's on the horizon.
34 min
Ep. 190 What Makes a Good Sales Rep-Physician R...
In this episode, Aaron Weeks, program manager at Cook Medical joins host Dr. Aaron Fritts to discuss what it takes to become a sales rep, qualities of a good sales rep, and how to establish customer rapport.
43 min
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
Ep. 189 Approach to Posterior Circulation Strok...
In this episode, neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Ansaar Rai joins Dr. Sabeen Dhand to discuss posterior circulation stroke, including when to treat with thrombectomy, techniques, and advances in stroke research in recent years.
40 min
Ep. 188 Deep Dive on Anticoagulation Regimens f...
In this episode Dr. Fred Bertino educates us on anticoagulation regimens for patients after deep venous interventions.
50 min