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. 304 Código TEP: ¿Lo Hacemos Posible? con Sa...
En este episodio de BackTable VI, Dr. Pilar Bayona Molano, Dr. Juan Ciampi, y Dr. Sara Lojo Lendoiro discuten el manejo de embolia pulmonar para pacientes con niveles de riesgos diferentes.
32 min
Ep. 303 Why Do I Need a Physician Coach? with D...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Elsie Koh about physician coaching and leadership training, including the difference between mentorship and coaching, how to break through common barriers, and how to empower yourself to realize your potential.
34 min
Ep. 302 Treating Cerebral Aneurysms with Dr. Aa...
In this episode, neurointerventional radiologists Dr. Sabeen Dhand and Aaron Bress discuss treatment decisions and devices used in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms.
35 min
Ep. 301 New Technologies for Treatment of Cereb...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand speaks with neurosurgeons Drs. David Altschul and Omar Tanweer about updates on cerebral aneurysms, including device innovation, risk stratification, and the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in decision-making.
38 min
Ep. 300 Which Medical Device, a Tool to Help yo...
In this episode, co-hosts Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel interview Dr. Phil Haslam, founder of Which Medical Device and current president of BSIR, about the process of creating a resource bank of medical devices that spans multiple specialties.
39 min
Ep. 299 Robotics in Interventional Oncology wit...
In this episode, host Aaron Fritts interviews engineer Lucien Blondel, co-founder and CTO of Quantum Surgical. We discuss robotic applications for interventional oncology procedures and the Epione robot’s impacts on workflow and accuracy.
44 min
Ep. 298 New Innovations in the Treatment of PE:...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews FLOW Medical cofounders Dr. Osman Ahmed and Dr. Jonathan Paul about how they built a company with the goal of designing a data-driven thrombolytic device that can deliver personalized care for patients with pulmonary embolism.
37 min
Ep. 297 Flipping a Hospital-Based IR Practice w...
In this episode, our host Ally Baheti speaks with interventional radiologist Dr. Sebouh Gueyikian about elevating the scope of IR procedures and leadership techniques to lead successful change within an IR/DR practice.
53 min
Ep. 296 Building an Ambulatory Surgery Center w...
In this episode, cohosts Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Krishna Mannava interview vascular surgeon Dr. Sean Hislop about building an ambulatory surgery center, including where to purchase property, how to plan your build, and how to prepare for expansion.
43 min
Ep. 295 Building an OBL Within an IR/DR Group P...
In the second part of this series, host Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologists Donald Garbett and Nicholas Petruzzi about starting their outpatient based labs (OBLs) within a combined IR/DR group. They discuss the rewards of having an outpatient practice and how they navigate challenges that arise during the practice-building journey.
51 min
Ep. 294 How to Implement Advanced Vascular Ultr...
In this episode, guest host and vascular technologist Jill Sommerset interviews Dr. Mary Costantino (interventional radiologist) and Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker (vascular surgeon) about their perspectives on an ultrasound-first approach to diagnosing and planning treatment for critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI).
58 min
Ep. 293 Advanced Pelvic Venous Duplex: Utility ...
In this episode, guest host and vascular technologist Jill Sommerset interviews Dr. Kathleen Gibson, vascular surgeon and president of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, about the role of RVTs and venous ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic venous disorders.
40 min
Ep. 292 Dialysis Interventions with Drug-Coated...
In this episode, Dr. Chris Beck interviews vascular access surgeon Dr. Ari Kramer about his management of arteriovenous (AV) access for dialysis patients. We cover his preferred imaging for identifying and deciding to treat stenoses, the protracted angioplasty technique, and the evolution of research in drug coated balloons (DCB) and stent grafts.
64 min
Ep. 291 Percutaneous Creation of a Distal Deep ...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. August Ysa, vascular surgeon in Spain, about distal deep venous arterialization, including indications, patient selection, and how to perform his gunsight technique.
58 min
Ep. 290 SVC Sharp Recanalizations with Dr. Abdu...
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Abdulaziz Alharbi of the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs in Saudi Arabia. They discuss Dr. Alharbi’s approach to planning and performing sharp recanalization of the superior vena cava (SVC) for dialysis, transplant, and cancer patients.
56 min
Ep. 289 Treating Clot in Transit with Dr. Rehan...
In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Rehan Quadri, interventional radiologist, about the definition, indications and techniques for treating clot in transit.
32 min
Ep. 288 Treating the Pregnant Patient with Dr. ...
In this episode, our host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Nikki Keefe about safety considerations for pregnant and breastfeeding IR patients.
26 min
Ep. 287 OBL/ASC Reimbursement Update Jan 2023 w...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Jim Melton, vascular surgeon, and Dr. Blake Parsons, interventional radiologist, about progress in the OBL and ASC space, including reimbursement updates, partnering with a private equity firm, and value based care.
35 min
Ep. 286 Minimally Invasive Thyroid Intervention...
In this episode, our host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Drs. Jawad Hussain and Alan Sag about how they implemented thyroid artery embolization into their respective private and academic practices.
43 min
Ep. 285 TIPS with ICE Guidance with Dr. Merve Ozen
In this episode, host Dr. Aparna Baheti interviews Dr. Merve Ozen, interventional radiologist, about how to integrate ICE for TIPS, including why she uses a vampire stick, her needle preference, and tips for single operators.
26 min
Ep. 284 Ortho/IR Collaboration in Private Pract...
In this episode, host Jacob Fleming interviews interventional radiologist Tony Brown and orthopedic oncologist Daniel Lerman about their multidisciplinary IR/orthopedics practice and innovative techniques for pelvic fixation in metastatic cancer patients.
60 min
Ep. 283 Interspinous Spacers for Spinal Stenosi...
In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Luigi Manfrè, spine interventional neuroradiologist and chair of the European Society of Neuroradiology about treatment of spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis using interspinous fusion spacers.
47 min
Ep. 282 Interspinous Spacers for Spinal Stenosi...
In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Luigi Manfrè, interventional radiologist and chair of the European Society of Neuroradiology about how he treats lumbar spinal stenosis using spinoplasty and minimally invasive placement of interspinous spacers.
62 min
Ep. 281 Training in Open vs Endovascular Techni...
31 min
Ep. 280 Current Controversies in Prostatic Arte...
In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Samdeep Mouli about controversies in prostate artery embolization, including technique, durability, and how we can leverage the data to unite IRs and establish PAE as standard of care.
40 min