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. 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).
39 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
Ep. 440 Ultrasound’s Role in Endoleak Monitorin...
In this episode, Dr. David Guez discusses the advancements in contrast enhanced ultrasound, its application in detecting endoleaks, and his journey of learning and applying this modality from residency to his current practice.
30 min
Ep. 439 Navigating the Aftermath: Change Health...
In this episode, guest host Dr. Krishna Mannava interviews Dr. Bob Tahara about the significant multilevel impacts, ripple effects, and fallout of cyberattacks on the healthcare industry, specifically covering the recent cyberattack that targeted major clearinghouse, Change Healthcare.
40 min
Ep. 438 Creative Solutions to OBL Misadventures...
In this episode, Dr. Omar Saleh and Dr. Mike Watts discuss the challenging aspects of vascular interventions in the OBL setting, focusing on ‘oh $#!%’ moments and how to address various complications. Both Dr. Saleh and Dr. Watts are vascular and interventional radiologist, practicing in Southern California and New Jersey, respectively.
52 min
Ep. 437 Pulmera’s Journey: From Concept to Clin...
In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley takes us on a deep dive into the origin story and mission of Pulmera, a medtech company dedicated to transforming the field of bronchoscopic lung cancer diagnosis by retrofitting existing fluoroscopy machines into cone beam CT-like scanners.
33 min
Ep. 436 The Multidisciplinary Approach to Comba...
In this episode, Dr. Jos van den Berg discusses the benefits of joining the Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) Global Society, including discounts on Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP) meetings, access to a specialized journal, and participation in Multidisciplinary CLI Network (MCLIN) discussion boards.
26 min
Ep. 435 SCS for Neuropathy: Clinical Insights a...
In this episode, Dr. Blake Parsons talks through the role of spinal cord stimulation in treating vascular issues and diabetic neuropathy. He also discusses the growing presence of vascular specialists in clinics, the transition from procedural work to clinical involvement, and the significance of building a strong patient-doctor relationship.
58 min
Ep. 434 Biliary Disease: Surgical and IR Insigh...
In this episode, Dr. Mark Lessne and Dr. John Martinie discuss the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration, patient-centered care, and the role of interventional radiology and surgery in treating benign and malignant biliary diseases.
60 min
Ep. 433 Kyphoplasty Evolution: Steering Toward ...
In this episode of the BackTable MSK Podcast, Dr. Dana Dunleavy interviews Dr. David Prologo about his perspective on current advancements in MSK interventions, including steerable spine needles, thermocouples for radiofrequency ablation, and the growing importance of advocacy and longitudinal follow up for patients with chronic pain.
70 min
Ep. 432 AI in Medicine: Navigating the New Fron...
In this episode, Dr. Matthew Lungren discusses the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, sharing insights into large language models, deep learning, and machine learning in improving patient care, enhancing clinical workflows, and optimizing medical research.
46 min
Ep. 431 OBL or ASC for Your Private Practice? H...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, Teri Yates explores the nuances of choosing between an Office-Based Lab (OBL) and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) for private practices.
45 min
Ep. 430 Navigating Insurance Contracts in the O...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Deepak Sudheendra and Laurie Bouzarelos about the complexities of navigating insurance for procedures performed in vascular and interventional radiology outpatient-based labs (OBLs).
56 min
Ep. 429 Tackling Upper GI Bleeds: Techniques an...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Osman Ahmed about treatment algorithms and new technologies for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleed embolization.
36 min
Ep. 428 Radial Access Evolution: Clinical Persp...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes about the advantages and implementation of radial access in interventional radiology.
50 min
Ep. 427 TREAT Symposium: Advancing Clinical Edu...
In this episode of BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews guest Dr. Aaron Fischman about the TREAT Symposium and its evolution into TREAT Live, a platform for broadcasting live endovascular cases.
19 min
Ep. 426 Managing Pelvic Venous Disease: From Di...
69 min
Ep. 425 Solving for Stent Adjacent Stenosis: Th...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Ramsey Al-Hakim about the inception and journey of Auxetics, a med-tech company innovating in the vein stent market.
53 min