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. 166 OBL Practice Building in a Rural Settin...
Dr. Donald Garbett interviews Dr. Joseph Couvillon about how he helped his group build an OBL practice in a rural setting, including the importance of hitting the pavement and phones to drive awareness with referring docs. Dr. Couvillon also raves about his recent trip to East Africa to help out the Road2IR team.
54 min
Ep. 165 Unipedicular vs. Bipedicular Approach f...
Interventional radiologist Michael Barraza talks with orthopedic spine surgeon Thomas Andreshak about his approach to vertebral augmentation for compression fractures, including unipedicular vs. bipedicular approach, technique pearls, and post-procedure care.
24 min
Ep. 164 Collaborative Approach to Prostate Arte...
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
Ep. 163 Treating False Lumen Perfusion in Chron...
Vascular Surgeon Daniel Han discusses management of persistent false lumen perfusion in chronic aortic dissection, including the Knickerbocker Technique.
42 min
Ep. 162 Endovascular Management of CTEPH with B...
Interventional Cardiologist Behnam Tehrani and Interventional Radiologist Reha Butros from Inova Health System tell us about their team approach to endovascular treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) with Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).
36 min
Ep. 161 RF Ablation for Painful Spinal Metastas...
Neurosurgeon Dr. Nam Tran from Moffitt Cancer Center talks with us about RF ablation for painful spinal metastases, including patient selection and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
17 min
Ep. 160 BRTO: Beyond the Basics with Dr. Saher ...
Dr. Aparna Baheti talks with Dr. Saher Sabri from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital about his approach to Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for portal hypertension, including advanced tips and tricks.
48 min
Ep. 159 Renal Ablation Technique and Devices wi...
Dr. Nainesh Parikh from Moffitt Cancer Center discusses his approach to ablation of small renal masses, including workup, technique, and device selection. He also tells us why he has the best job ever!
53 min
Ep. 158 Microwave Ablation for Liver Lesions wi...
Dr. Christopher Beck talks with Dr. Driss Raissi about his approach to Microwave Ablation of Liver Lesions, including workup, technique, and tips and tricks for a successful ablation treatment.
60 min
Ep. 157 Lung Biopsies Part II: Pleural and Pare...
In Part II of our Lung Biopsy Series Dr. Fred Lee and Dr. Christopher Beck discuss Pleural and Parenchymal Blood Patching to prevent Pneumothorax, including results of the recent JVIR article from Sept 2021.
44 min
Ep. 156 Percutaneous Lung Biopsies Part I: The ...
We start off Part 1 of a 2 part series with Dr. Fred Lee discussing Percutaneous Lung Biopsy Technique, with tips and tricks to help your daily practice.
47 min
Ep. 155 The Butterfly Story: An Interview with ...
We talk with Vascular Surgeon John Martin about his entrepreneurial journey to becoming CMO of Butterfly Network, Inc., and their mission to revolutionize medical imaging and medical education.
55 min
Ep. 154 Discussing the Complications Survey Res...
The BackTable hosts get together to discuss the results of the recent complications survey, including some stories from the audience as well some of their own experiences.
47 min
Ep. 153 Mediport Placement with Dr. Chris Beck
Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss the Mediport placement procedure, including differences in technique (tie-down vs snug pocket), tips and tricks, and avoiding complications.
49 min
Ep. 152 Treating Vascular Anomalies with Dr. Al...
We talk with Dr. Alex Barnacle about her approach to the workup of Vascular Anomalies, including the importance of correct nomenclature and multidisciplinary teams for accurate diagnosis and long-term success.
64 min
Ep. 151 Innovation MD: An Interview with Dr. Da...
We talk with Dr. David Liu about the life cycle of innovation projects, developing ideas strategically, and his mentorship work with Creative Destruction Lab.
46 min
Edición Esp: Inclusión de la Comunidad Latina e...
Nuestro primer episodio de Backtable en español está aquí. Las doctoras Gloria Salazar y Gina Landinez discuten COVID, las demandas médicas y endovasculres de nuestra población Iberoamericana y como convertir un ”no” en un “si".
37 min
Ep. 150 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Dr. R...
We talk with Dr. Robert Ryu about Imposter Syndrome. What is it, why is it so common in medicine, and how do we effectively deal with it?
34 min
Ep. 149 Blockchain MD: Healthcare Applications ...
We talk with Dr. Leah Houston, founder of HPEC, about the healthcare applications of Blockchain Technology and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), including the importance of giving physicians control over their own professional digital identity. Thank you to Dr. Tim Yates for co-hosting!
46 min
Ep. 148 Radial vs Femoral for Prostate Artery E...
We talk with Dr. Blake Parsons about his approach to Radial vs. Femoral access for Prostate Artery Embolization for BPH, including patient selection, device considerations, and practice pearls.
48 min
Ep. 147 Passion Projects and Entrepreneurship w...
We talk with Dr. Sahil Mehta, founder of MedSchoolCoach, about how a side gig as an MCAT and med school tutor scaled up into a successful business. We also talk about the importance of passion projects of all types and sizes in preventing burnout, and avoiding "analysis paralysis" when it comes to starting a new business.
46 min
Ep. 146 Spyglass Interventions with Dr. Ravi Sr...
Interventional Radiologists Dr. Jeffrey Chick and Dr. Ravi Srinivasa tell us all about the latest and greatest in Spyglass Interventions, including how and where they're being used for lithotripsy, as well as upcoming training opportunities for those interested.
28 min
Ep. 145 The History (and Future) of the STREAM ...
We talk with STREAM meeting founders Dr. Ari Isaacson and Dr. Sandeep Bagla about its origin story, as well as what they have planned at STREAM 2021 for docs who want to learn Prostate Artery Embolization, Musculoskeletal Embolizations, and new techniques for Pain Therapy.
39 min
Ep. 144 Direct Aspiration vs Co-Aspiration for ...
Dr. Sabeen Dhand talks with Dr. Blaise Baxter and Dr. Satoshi Tateshima about direct aspiration vs. co-aspiration technique when treating ischemic stroke. In this first episode of a multi-part series covering treatment of ischemic stroke they discuss radial vs. femoral approach, anatomic considerations, and tips and tricks with both techniques.
44 min
Ep. 143 Better Marketing Strategies with Dianne...
We chat with seasoned Marketing Director Dianne Keen about the strategies that are helping doctors build sustainable practices, add service lines, and work toward patient-centered collaborative care with referring providers. Listen to learn about Dianne's "Trifecta" approach!
47 min