Dr. Aaron Fritts on the BackTable VIR Podcast

Dr. Aaron Fritts

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Aaron Fritts is a Co-Founder of BackTable and a practicing interventional radiologist in Dallas, TX.


Podcasts Featuring Dr. Fritts

Ep. 154

Discussing the Complications Survey Results

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.


Ep. 153

Mediport Placement

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.


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.


Ep. 147

Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship

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.


Ep. 143

Better Marketing Strategies

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.


Ep. 136

IR Residency Pathways & Getting In! (Part 2)

We chat with MedSchoolCoach Founder Dr. Sahil Mehta and 1st Year IR Resident Dr. Elias Farah about what inspired them to go into IR, and advice on getting into the specialty via the existing training pathways.


Ep. 134

How to Crush Your Interventional Radiology (IR) Rotation

We talk with Dr. Daryl Goldman, an IR resident at Mount Sinai Health System, about what it takes to "crush" your Interventional Radiology Rotation as a medical student.


Ep. 133

MSOs and Value-Based Care: What You Need to Know

We talk with Dr. Christopher Pittman to better understand Management Services Organizations (MSOs) and what they can do for your practice. We also get the 101 on Value-Based Care payment models.


Ep. 130

Technologist Training & Retention

We talk with radiologic technologists Andrew Struchen and Alisha Hawrylack about current training pathways for technologists and key factors in recruiting and retaining top notch A-team technologists.


Ep. 129

OBL / ASC Business Pearls

We talk with Vascular Surgeon Jim Melton and Interventional Radiologist Blake Parsons about several key pieces to success in the Outpatient (OBL/ASC) setting, including partnerships, staffing, and case selection.


Ep. 111

Underutilization of Foam Sclerotherapy

We talk with Dr. Chris Pittman, founder of Vein911, about Foam Sclerotherapy for the treatment of superficial venous disease.


Ep. 110

When that First Physician Job Isn't a Good Fit

Interventional Radiologists Dr. Michael Barraza and Dr. Aaron Fritts talk about their early careers coming out of specialty training and hard lessons learned from their first jobs.


Ep. 108

Adding Wound Care To Your Practice: Pros and Cons

We talk with Interventional Radiologists Dr. Robbie Morrison and Dr. Srini Tummala about the pros and cons of adding a wound care services to your endovascular practice.


Ep. 104

Bringing IR to East Africa: The Road2IR Story

Dr. Fabian Laage Gaupp tells us the origin story of Road2IR.org, an initiative to build self-sustaining IR training programs in East Africa.


Ep. 97

Nephrostomy Tube Placement: Basic to Advanced

Dr. David Field from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital walks us through indications and technique for placement of Nephrostomy tubes, as well as some advanced tricks for the non-distended collecting system.


Ep. 89

Online Education in Vascular Medicine: Do We Have the Best Format?

Vascular Surgeon Theodosios Bisdas discusses the importance and future of online medical education for the vascular specialties in the time of COVID.


Ep. 71

Building a MedEd Platform

We talk with Interventional Radiologist Sarel Gaur about what inspired his #medEd #YouTube channel, where his topics come from, and tips for success for others.


Ep. 69

Retrograde Pedal Access

Dr. Jim Melton and Dr. Blake Parsons discuss the benefits of retrograde pedal access in the treatment of PAD, as well as the multi-disciplinary team approach of their outpatient CardioVascular Health Clinic.


Ep. 49

Collaboration in the Hybrid OR

IR Dr. John Racadio and Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Daniel von Allmen of Cincinnati Children’s discuss their work in the Hybrid OR and how cross-specialty collaboration has greatly improved patient care.


Ep. 46

Collaboration Not Competition Between IR & IC

IC Dr. Achal Sahai and IR Dr. Christopher Beck discuss ways these two specialties collaborate on complex cases, share endovascular techniques, and avoid the "turf war" trap.


Ep. 45

Coping With Procedure Complications

Dr. Maureen Kohi and Dr. Sandeep Bagla discuss the challenges of dealing with procedural complications, and the importance of talking with colleagues and mentors in effective coping.


Ep. 42

Physician Contract Negotiation

Dr. Mary Costantino and her lawyer Courtney Angeli discuss the essentials of physician contract negotiation: finding the right lawyer, partnerships, non-competes, and critical pitfalls to avoid.


Ep. 37

Treating PAD in the OBL

Dr. Mike Watts and Dr. Omar Saleh discussing the ins and outs of treating PAD in the Outpatient Based Lab (OBL) setting.


Ep. 23

Adrenal Vein Sampling

Mike Devane talks us through adrenal vein sampling technique, including equipment/imaging tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid.


Ep. 21

Vertebral Augmentation

Our IR's talk practice building, techniques, and equipment, as well a candid discussion of vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty.


Ep. 8

IR in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdulaziz Alharbi tells us about his interventional radiology practice in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Ep. 6

Setting Up a Vein Clinic

Dr. Aaron Shiloh talks us through the pearls and pitfalls of starting an outpatient vein clinic.


Ep. 5

Closure Devices

Interventional radiologists Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Chris Beck discuss the Angioseal and Mynx closure devices.


Ep. 4

Amplatzer Plugs vs. Coils in Splenic Trauma

The pros and cons of using coils and/or vascular plugs for splenic trauma.


Ep. 1

BM BX Devices: Jamshidi vs. OnControl

Discussion of preferences in bone biopsy needles.


Articles Featuring Dr. Fritts

Percutaneous Nephrostomy for a Non-Dilated Collecting System

Non-distended collecting system nephrostomy tube placement can often be challenging, requiring more advanced techniques. Interventional radiologist Dr. David Field discusses common indications, procedural steps using the Philips XperGuide CT software (and without it).

Nephrostomy tube placement in a case of mild hydronephrosis

Percutaneous Nephrostomy for a Dilated Collecting System

Prep & technique for a basic perc neph in a dilated collecting system, working through challenges, preventing complications & post-op care.

Nephrostomy tube placement on X-ray

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