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. 345 Carotid Interventions with Dr. Ankur Ag...
36 min
Ep. 344 SIR Global IR Training Network with Dr....
In this episode, Dr. Michael Baraza interviews Dr. Justin Guan, an interventional radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, about the SIR Global IR training network.
17 min
Ep. 343 Microwave Ablation: A Powerful but Unde...
In this episode, Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Majid Khan, a spine interventionalist and expert in neuroimaging, about microwave ablation, a new treatment modality that has garnered significant attention.
68 min
Ep. 342 Radial Access for PAD with Dr. Rami Tadros
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Rami Tadros about advantages and indications for radial access in PAD treatment and the current selection of radial access devices.
43 min
Ep. 341 Design Thinking in Healthcare with Dr. ...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Gregg Khodorov about design thinking to improve healthcare outcomes, getting involved with innovation as a trainee, and ways to successfully advocate for idea implementation.
41 min
Ep. 340 Awake Spine Surgery with Dr. Alok Sharan
In this episode, Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Alok Sharan about low back awake spinal surgery. This innovative approach offers patients a more pleasant surgical experience compared to traditional surgery under general anesthesia. Not only does it provide better patient outcomes, but it also reduces the need for opioid pain medication and allows for improved mobility after the procedure.
49 min
Ep. 339 The Importance of a Multidisciplinary F...
In this episode, guest host Dr. Robert Ryu interviews Dr. Warren Clements and Dr. Premal Trivedi about the current state of IVC filter retrievals, obstacles to increasing retrieval rates, and their experiences with implementing programs to increase IVC filter retrieval rates within their respective healthcare systems.
46 min
Ep. 338 Surgical Options for Lymphedema with Dr...
In this episode, host Dr. Aparna Baheti interviews Dr. Kuldeep Singh who breaks down the three stages of lymphedema, their respective medical and surgical treatment options, all while sharing key insights he has developed through years of experience in treating and caring for patients with lymphedema at a high level throughout the episode.
42 min
Ep. 337 Management of Vulvar Varices with Dr. B...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Brooke Spencer about management of pelvic venous disease, endovascular therapies for pelvic varices, and important considerations for treating patients with complex and chronic pain.
43 min
Ep. 336 My Algorithm for Below the Knee CLI wit...
In this episode, host Dr. Christopher Beck interviews Dr. Peter Soukas about his algorithm for below the knee (BTK) critical limb ischemia (CLI) interventions as well as his implementation of new evidence-based guidance.
62 min
Ep. 335 Transcranial Focused Ultrasound: Next G...
In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews one of his attendings Dr. Bhavya Shah about the remarkable features of focused ultrasound technology and its applications. They discuss its dynamic nature, allowing for a wide range of applications.
45 min
Ep. 334 New Balloon Technologies for CLI with D...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Peter Soukas taking a deep dive into novel balloon technologies, appropriate uses below the knee, and how these new balloons are highly effective in treating patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI).
21 min
Ep. 333 Empowering Patients Through Image Shari...
In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley interviews Rishi Nayyar, co-founder and CEO of PocketHealth, the first patient-centered medical image exchange platform.
56 min
Ep. 332 El Futuro de MSK: Embolizaciones Muscul...
En este episodio de BackTable, las Dras. Gina Landinez y Ana María Fernández Martínez hablan sobre el intervencionismo musculoesquelético y las técnicas para la embolización del hombre rígido.
45 min
Ep. 331 EVUS to IVUS: a Continuous Spectrum wit...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Jill Sommerset and Dr. Fadi Saab about EVUS and IVUS in peripheral arterial cases, including when to use each, how to train an interventional sonographer, and what adding ultrasound in a case can do for patient safety.
54 min
Ep. 330 Early Days and Evolution of the TIPS Pr...
In this episode, guest host Dr. Isabel Newton interviews Dr. Richard Saxon about his innovative approach of using stent grafts for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS), the creation of the Viatorr endoprosthesis, and medical ethics of experimental technology.
64 min
Ep. 329 OBLs, Past, Present, and Future with Dr...
In this episode, host Dr. Aparna Baheti interviews Dr. Bill Julien about the evolution of the outpatient based lab (OBL), its role in expanding patient access to IR care, and its relationship with other IR practice models around the country.
51 min
Ep. 328 Adrenal Vein Sampling with Dr, Fritz Angle
In this episode, host Dr. Aparna Baheti interviews Dr. Fritz Angle about adrenal vein sampling, including indications, workup, and his technique for accessing the right adrenal vein.
35 min
Ep. 327 Building a Pain Interventions Service L...
31 min
Ep. 326 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy with Dr....
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Anahita Dua on the importance of political advocacy in healthcare, including why she created a PAC, the importance of healthcare workers in Congress, and how you can get involved.
41 min
Ep. 325 Recovering From a Major Injury as a Pro...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Deepak Sudheendra about obstacles that he has faced while practicing medicine, including dealing with a career-threatening injury, redefining boundaries between clinical and home responsibilities, and navigating a transition from a surgical to radiology residency.
59 min
Ep. 324 Embolization for Treatment of Hemorrhoi...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and interventional radiologist Dr. Alex Pavidapha give a primer on the emerging field of hemorrhoidal artery embolization (HAE), including patient presentations and referrals, treatment algorithms, procedural steps, and follow up care.
40 min
Ep. 323 El Camino Evolucionario de Francisco Ca...
En los confines de la medicina, a veces es necesario un espíritu intrépido para desafiar las prácticas establecidas y abrir nuevos horizontes. El reconocido doctor Francisco Carnevale, una figura emblemática en el campo de la radiologia intervencionista, personifica a la perfección esta audacia. Su historia es la epopeya de un hombre que tuvo la inquietud de explorar la embolización de la próstata, un enfoque innovador en el tratamiento de la hiperplasia prostática.
48 min
Ep. 322 Renal Trauma Embolizations with Dr. Nim...
In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Nima Kokabi about renal trauma embolizations, including imaging workup, embolization technique, and a warning on renal biopsies.
43 min
Ep. 321 New Innovations in Lower GI Bleed Embol...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and interventional radiologist Dr. Kevin Henseler discuss his treatment algorithm and new technologies for embolization of GI bleeds.
48 min