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. 465 Innovations in Superficial Venous Disea...
Superficial venous disease can pose significant management challenges, particularly after patients have exhausted conservative and invasive therapies. This week, our host, Dr. Sabeen Dhand, interviews Dr. Ali Golshan, an interventional radiologist and the founder of SOLVEIN. Dr. Golshan discusses the latest advancements in treating superficial venous disease, highlighting both the benefits and complexities of thermal and non-thermal ablation techniques.
36 min
Ep. 464 Minimizing Complications for Challengin...
Dr. Venkatesh Krishnasamy shares techniques and specific cases for challenging lung biopsies, his insights on mentorship, importance of multidisciplinary tumor boards, and the evolution of lung biopsy practices. Dr. Krishnasamy is an interventional radiologist and Director of Interventional Oncology at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
39 min
Ep. 463 Stone Retrieval and Other Advanced Bili...
In this episode, Dr. Alexander Vezeridis discusses advanced biliary interventions; covering stone removal procedures, technical success rates, and practical tips for using Spyglass cholangioscopy, laser lithotripsy, and endobiliary ablation. Dr. Vezeridis is an interventional radiologist, physician-scientist, and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stanford.
53 min
Ep. 462 IVC Filter Retrieval: Tips and Techniqu...
In this episode of the Back Table Podcast, interventional radiologist Dr. Noor Ahmad discusses his algorithm for complex inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrievals and reviews several cases that utilize various retrieval tools.
44 min
Ep. 461 Advanced Radial to Peripheral Intervent...
Dr. Sameh Sayfo discusses advanced techniques in radial to peripheral (R2P) interventions, the importance of having multiple techniques, the role of different devices, troubleshooting tips, and the evolving landscape of R2P interventions. Dr. Sayfo is an interventional cardiologist at the Baylor Heart Hospital, and serves as program director for the endovascular fellowship and pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) program.
57 min
Ep. 460 What is POTS and Orthostatic Flow Syndr...
Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Steven Smith about his insights into venous orthostatic flow dysfunction and its association with multisystem disorders.
45 min
Ep. 459 Transitioning from Academia to Private ...
Dr. Jafar Golzarian shares his experiences with co-founding an outpatient-based lab (OBL), obtaining the right equipment, handling staffing, negotiating with insurance companies, and marketing his new practice.
48 min
Ep. 458 AI Scribes: Enhancing Patient and Physi...
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia sits down with Elie Toubiana, founder and CEO of, to discuss the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical documentation.
43 min
Ep. 457 Sacroplasty II: Technique, Pearls, and ...
Dr. Jacob Fleming and Dr. Douglas Beall dive into the intricacies of sacroplasty, including considerations for selecting cement volume, efficacy of small versus large needles, and biomechanics of the pelvis.
40 min
Ep. 456 Sacroplasty I: Principles and New Data ...
Dr. Jacob Fleming and Dr. Douglas Beall discuss the challenges and advancements in treating sacral insufficiency fractures (SIF), the importance of real-world data in evaluating treatment efficacy, and the need to increase awareness of sacral fractures and sacroplasty.
51 min
Ep. 455 Evolving TIPS Procedures Using New Tool...
Dr. Dylan Suttle and Dr. Harris Chengazi delve into the advancements in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures, highlighting the significant reduction in procedural time and improvements in outcomes due to the introduction of Intracardiac Echo (ICE) and the Scorpion Portal Vein Access Series.
72 min
Ep. 454 Moral Injury in Interventional Radiolog...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Baheti discusses the concept of moral injury with Dr. Mina Makary from Ohio State University and Dr. Jeff Chick from the University of Washington. The conversation focuses on their recent study published in Academic Radiology, which employed a survey to analyze prevalence of moral injury, factors contributing to its occurrence, and strategies to address it.
22 min
Ep. 453 Thoracentesis Best Practices with Dr. P...
In this episode, Dr. Paul Lewis discusses best practices for thoracentesis. He shares insights on using image guidance, managing complex effusions, and managing complications such as pneumothorax and hemothorax. Dr. Lewis is an interventional radiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
53 min
Ep. 452 The 'Woundosome' Concept with Dr. Loren...
In this episode, Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Lorenzo Patrone about his recent multidisciplinary editorial entitled "The 'Woundosome' Concept and Its Impact on Procedural Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia.”
29 min
Ep. 451 Comprehensive DVT Care: CLOUT Study Imp...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, vascular surgeon Dr. Nicolas Mouawad and interventional radiologist Dr. Raja Ramaswamy share their insights on the changing landscape of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) management, steps of mechanical thrombectomy, and current research on DVT interventions.
57 min
Ep. 450 The Hidden Struggles: Supporting Mental...
Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions about suicide. In this episode of the BackTable podcast, interventional radiologist Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy shares about the tragic loss of his physician brother to suicide and discusses his own mental health journey. He highlights the immense pressures and challenges that medical training and practice impose on providers.
42 min
Ep. 449 Percutaneous Transmural Arterial Bypass...
In this episode, interventional cardiologist Dr. Peter Soukas joins us to discuss percutaneous transmural arterial bypass (PTAB) using the DETOUR system, a novel percutaneous treatment for extensive and complex blockages in the superficial femoral artery (SFA).
38 min
Ep. 448 Below the Ankle Expertise: Distal Pedal...
In this episode, Dr. Marta Lobato explores advanced endovascular techniques in below the knee (BTK) and below the ankle (BTA) interventions for critical limb ischemia (CLI). She introduces various skills that were developed and used by her team, such as the telescopic needle, buddy needle, balloon-assisted puncture, and vasodilation to prevent artery spasm.
44 min
Ep. 447 Exploring GAE: Clinical Insights and Ou...
In this episode, Dr. Mark Little shares his insights about genicular artery embolization (GAE), implications for patients with knee osteoarthritis, possible applications in other MSK interventions, and the importance of research for advancing the field.
50 min
Ep. 446 Más Allá del Coil: El Bienestar del Int...
Sumérjase en una discusión profunda sobre la salud mental en el intervencionismo médico, en la que expertos comparten sus viajes y conocimientos personales.
33 min
Ep. 445 Inside the IR Suite: A clinician's own ...
In this episode, Dr. Jason Hoffmann shares his harrowing personal experience as a patient with massive portal vein thrombosis - recounting the onset of his symptoms, the subsequent diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, all occurring while he was on-call for his own hospital. Dr. Hoffmann is an interventional radiologist and educator at NYU Langone Health.
30 min
Ep. 444 Género, Embarazo y Exposición a Radiaci...
En este episodio de BackTable la Dra. Maite Velázquez, hemodinamista del Hospital 12 de Octubre de Madrid, aborda el creciente porcentaje de mujeres que ingresan en el campo de la medicina y, en comparación, el escaso porcentaje de mujeres entre los profesionales que trabajan en entornos con radiación ocupacional, como la radiología vascular intervencionista, hemodinámica o cirugía vascular.
37 min
Ep. 443 Innovative Approaches in Radial to Peri...
In this episode, Dr. Amit Srivastava discusses the transformation of peripheral interventional practices through radial access techniques, emphasizing reduced complication rates, the extensive range of devices now available, and the option for same-day discharge.
37 min
Ep. 442 The Gender Gap in IR: Progress and Chal...
In this episode, Dr. Nicole Lamparello discusses the strides and challenges in achieving gender equity in interventional radiology (IR), sharing insights from her research on gender disparities in IR, and revealing how women currently comprise a significantly low percentage of the IR workforce compared to men despite equal numbers of male and female medical students.
41 min
Ep. 441 Chilling Solutions: Cryoneurolysis in C...
In this episode, Dr. Aron Chary provides an in-depth look into endovascular and minimally invasive treatments for pain management, specifically focusing on cryoneurolysis. He shares his experience of implementing the technology for both benign and malignant conditions in an independent private practice setting.
57 min