Episode 146

Spyglass Interventions

with Dr. Jeffrey Chick and Dr. Ravi Srinivasa

BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2021, August 2). Ep. 146 – Spyglass Interventions [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com/podcasts

Interventional Radiologists Dr. Jeffrey Chick and Dr. Ravi Srinivasa tell us all about the latest and greatest in Spyglass Interventions, including how and where they're being used for lithotripsy, as well as upcoming training opportunities for those interested.

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Podcast Participants

Dr. Jeffrey Chick

Dr. Jeffrey Chick is a practicing interventional radiologist with Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia.

Dr. Ravi Srinivasa

Dr. Srinivasa is an interventional radiologist at UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Michael Barraza

Host Dr. Michael Barraza is a practicing Interventional Radiologist (and all around great guy) with Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Ravi Srinivasa, Dr. Jeff Chick, and our host Dr. Michael Barraza discuss the SpyGlass Direct Visualization System and its benefits for endoscopic procedures.

The doctors begin with a short introduction to previous single-use endoscopes, noting challenges like limited flexibility and incompatibility with existing hospital infrastructure. The SpyGlass overcomes these obstacles by providing on demand irrigation, four-way flexion, recording capabilities, and its own compatible ancillary devices. Dr. Srinivasa describes his use of the Spyglass in targeted biopsies and lithotripsies.

Dr. Chick emphasizes that any IR can easily access and use this device, whether they are in a private, academic, solo, or hybrid practice. The minimal setup and ideal dimensions of the SpyGlass make it adaptable to many parts of the body. Finally, the doctors discuss upcoming educational content from Boston Scientific that will help IRs learn how to use the device and adapt it to their practices.


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Spyglass Direct Visualization System: https://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/products/single-use-scopes/spyglass-ds-direct-visualization-system.html

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