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Dr. Ashley Agan on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Ashley Agan

Otolaryngologist

Dr. Ashley Agan is a practicing ENT and assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

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Ep 175 Understanding Atypical LPR: Beyond the Larynx with Dr. Inna Husain
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About Dr. Ashley Agan

Dr. Ashley Agan is a practicing Otolaryngologist and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern. She performs surgeries of the head and neck including endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroidectomy, salivary gland surgery, and more. With BackTable, Dr. Agan is the co-host of our brand new ENT series, sharing the mic with thought leaders in the field.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Ashley Agan

Episode #175

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In this episode, laryngologist Dr. Inna Husain joins host Dr. Ashley Agan for a deep dive into laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) to illuminate patient presentation, diagnostic tests, and future directions in LPR research.

Episode #173

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In this episode of the BackTable ENT Podcast, thyroid expert Dr. Dana Gibbs speaks with host Dr. Ashley Agan about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and hypothyroidism. Despite the high prevalence of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (1-2%), the condition is often misunderstood. Otolaryngologists and internists alike will benefit from Dr. Gibbs’ insight into Hashimoto’s presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Episode #172

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In this episode, Dr. Mihir Patel, Professor of Otolaryngology at Emory University and expert in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), discusses HPV-positive head and neck cancer with host Dr. Ashley Agan.

Episode #171

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah discuss the ENT workforce with Dr. Andrew (“AJ”) Tompkins, an Ohio-based comprehensive otolaryngologist and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s socioeconomic task force.

Episode #170

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In this episode of the BackTable ENT podcast, Dr. Pete Manes, associate professor of rhinology at Yale, discusses political advocacy with host Dr. Ashley Agan.

Episode #168

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In this episode, Dr. Mark Royer, private practice otolaryngologist and medical director of ENTLocums.com, joins BackTable to discuss salary negotiation for physicians.

Episode #167

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In this episode, Dr. Gavin Setzen of Albany ENT & Allergy Services addresses the current landscape of insurance reimbursement with host Dr. Ashley Agan.

Episode #164

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In this episode, Dr. Ashleigh Halderman, Rhinologist and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses chronic invasive fungal sinusitis with hosts Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan,

Episode #163

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In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Villwock, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Kansas University Medical Center, discusses career transitions with hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #161

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan talk to Dr. Stephen Schoeff, laryngologist at Kaiser Permanente (Tacoma, WA), about subglottic stenosis in adults.

Episode #160

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah discuss the transition from residency to private practice with Dr. Christopher Gentile of Northeast Atlanta ENT.

Episode #159

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In this episode, host Dr. Ashley Agan discusses eustachian tube (ET) dilation with Dr. Dennis Poe, neurotologist and Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Episode #158

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In this episode, Dr. Nora Perkins (Albany ENT & Allergy Services), discusses in-office procedural management of nasal airway obstruction with hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #156

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In this episode, Dr. Spencer Payne, a rhinologist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, shares his journey developing RefluxRaft, a natural, alginate-based reflux therapy, with host Dr. Ashley Agan.

Episode #155

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In this episode, Dr. Gerard Gianoli of The Ear & Balance Institute (Covington, Louisiana), joins host Dr. Ashley Agan to discuss his experience with the third-party-free practice model.

Episode #154

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In this episode, Dr. Sujana Chandrashekar, neurotologist with New York City’s ENT and Allergy Associates, joins host Dr. Ashley Agan to discuss labyrinthitis.

Episode #151

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In this episode, host Dr. Ashley Agan discusses management of synkinesis with Dr. Shiayin (Shi) Yang, facial plastic surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Episode #147

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan invite Dr. Omar Ahmed, rhinologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, to discuss innovative treatments for chronic rhinitis.

Episode #146

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In this episode, Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah cover in-office laryngology procedures with Dr. Lesley Childs, Associate Professor of Laryngology, Neuro-Laryngology, and Professional Voice at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Episode #145

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In this podcast, Dr. Gopi Shah invites Dr. Nicole Schmitt, an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University to discuss drug repurposing for head and neck cancer.

Episode #143

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Ashley Agan interviews Dr. Gene Brown, a private practice otolaryngologist in Charleston, South Carolina about collaboration in the Otolaryngology field. Dr. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO-HNS) and founded the Otolaryngology and Allergy Specialists Integrated Solutions (OASIS).

Episode #135

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah sit down with Dr. Gina Jefferson, professor and division chief of head and neck surgery at the University of Mississippi, to discuss the challenges of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).

Episode #131

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Jordan Schramm of Peak Pediatric ENT in Provo, Utah, chats with hosts Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan about in-office ear tubes for children.

Episode #128

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Eli Gordin, microvascular surgeon at UT Southwestern, joins hosts Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan to discuss free flap surgery. This high-yield episode walks listeners through the basics of microvascular surgery, from indications to management of surgical complications.

Articles Featuring Dr. Ashley Agan

Diagnosing Nasal Valve Collapse: Internal vs External

Internal or external nasal valve collapse can impair breathing and quality of life. Understanding anatomy, function, and risk factors is paramount in diagnosing and managing nasal valve collapse effectively.

Nasal Valve Repair: Surgery Techniques & Post-Operative Management

Nasal valve repair surgery restores airflow in patients with obstructions. The process involves evaluating nasal anatomy, selecting appropriate techniques, and using robust cartilage grafts. Using TXA to minimize bleeding and swelling also enhances success.

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation in Pediatrics: Indications & Contraindications

Eustachian tube balloon dilation is a more effective, root cause-targeting alternative to repeated tympanostomy tube placement for eustachian tube dysfunction. This article covers the indications and contraindications of balloon dilation in pediatric eustachian tube dysfunction.

Evaluating Success in Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation: Outcomes & Complications

Balloon dilation can drastically improve eustachian tube function, but success depends on precise technique and deliberate post-op care to avoid complications. This article explains how to measure success after eustachian tube balloon dilation and how to avoid complications.

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in Adults vs Pediatrics

The eustachian tubes are crucial for equalizing pressure and draining fluids from the middle ear. There are significant differences that exist between adult and pediatric eustachian tubes, mainly in anatomy, etiology, and how to assess them.

Navigating Single-Sided Deafness in Children

Single-sided deafness (SSD) in children can result from congenital CMV or anatomic abnormalities. After audiometric and imaging workup, either surgical or non-surgical options can restore hearing for these patients. Keep reading to learn more about this common condition.

Room to Breathe: In-Office Procedures for Nasal Airway Obstruction

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of excess nasal tissue can alleviate nasal airway obstruction. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to learn about the anesthesia protocol, procedure steps, and patient counseling involved when RFA is done in the office setting.

Nasal Airway Obstruction Symptoms & Treatment

While not life-threatening, nasal airway obstruction causes difficulty breathing through the nose, sleep disturbances, dysphagia, and aural fullness; these symptoms decrease patients’ quality of life. Join BackTable ENT to learn how to identify and treat this condition.

The Role of Alginates in the Contemporary Management of Reflux

Reflux can cause bothersome symptoms ranging from heartburn to recurrent sinusitis. A combination of lifestyle changes, supplements, and medications are all appropriate treatments for this condition. Join BackTable ENT to learn more about the etiology and treatment of this condition.

Differentiating Causes of Dizziness: Assessment of Vestibular Function

When evaluating a dizzy patient, differentiating central from peripheral vestibular pathology is of utmost importance. Join BackTable ENT to learn about evaluation of vestibular disorders.

Staying Balanced: Management of Labyrinthitis Symptoms

Labyrinthitis is inflammation of the peripheral vestibular system that causes debilitating nausea and vertigo. While self-limited, management of labyrinthitis symptoms can help patients function better in the weeks that it takes for them to recover.

Synkinesis Treatment: Surgical & Non-Surgical Approaches

Synkinesis causes difficulty with facial expression and greatly reduces patient quality of life. Join BackTable ENT to learn about both surgical and non-surgical synkineses treatment.

Synkinesis Explained: A Facial Plastics Perspective

Patients with synkinesis report hyper and hypokinetic facial movements, sometimes accompanied by pain. Keep reading to get a facial plastic surgeon’s perspective on this condition.

Planning Free Flap Surgery: Patient Counseling, History-Taking & Imaging

Free tissue transfer, commonly known as “free flap surgery,” represents a major technical challenge to the head and neck surgeon. Join BackTable ENT as we learn about how one expert plans for these operations.

Free Flap Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer: Strategies for Success

A successful free flap surgery in head and neck cancer requires ICU level care and effective collaboration between nursing & surgical teams. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to acquire expert insight with BackTable ENT.

Working Up Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Surgeon’s Perspective

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Though rarely deadly, cutaneous “squames” can have devastating cosmetic and functional consequences. Join BackTable ENT to gain a surgeon’s perspective on how to work up this condition.

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Treatment options for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) include surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. Join BackTable ENT to learn more about when to consider each option.

Navigating Zenker’s Diverticulum: Pathophysiology & Workup

Zenker’s Diverticulum is an acquired pharyngeal outpouching that causes regurgitation and swallowing problems in older adults. Learn about Zenker's diverticulum symptoms, diagnosis, and more!

Zenker’s Diverticulum Surgery Decision Making

Zenker’s diverticulum treatment is exclusively surgical, with open and endoscopic approaches available. Most Zenker’s diverticulum surgeries are successful and complications are rare.

Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis Treatment: Clearing Out the “Peanut Butter”

Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a form of chronic rhinosinusitis that can cause orbital/intracranial spread and distortion of sinonasal anatomy if untreated. Learn more about allergic fungal rhinosinusitis treatment, sinus rinses, and endoscopic sinus surgery.

Evaluating Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis (ARFS): Focus on Symptoms & Diagnostic Criteria

Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a subset of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Learn more about AFRS symptoms and diagnostic criteria.

Odontogenic Sinusitis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Odontogenic sinusitis is a maxillary sinus disease of dental origin. It presents with unilateral sinusitis symptoms and foul odor. Learn more about the symptoms and diagnosis of odontogenic sinusitis.

Odontogenic Sinusitis Treatment

Odontogenic sinusitis is the result of dental infection spreading to the maxillary sinus. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this disease, a combination of medical, surgical, and dental treatment strategies enable cure in 95% of affected patients.

In-Office Salivary Stone Removal

In-office salivary stone removal is a straightforward procedure suitable for many patients with sialoliths, including select sialadenitis patients. Learn how doctors perform the removal of a salivary gland stone.

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Podcasts

Understanding Atypical LPR: Beyond the Larynx with Dr. Inna Husain on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Hypothyroidism Unmasked: The ENT’s Diagnostic Journey with Dr. Dana Gibbs on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
HPV & Oropharyngeal Cancer: Evolving Insights & Implications with Dr. Mihir Patel on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Workforce Analysis & Why It’s Important with Dr. Andrew Tompkins on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
ENT Advocacy: Strategies & Impact with Dr. Peter Manes on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Balloon Sinuplasty: Evolution, Efficacy & Expert Insights with Dr. Ayesha Khalid on the BackTable ENT Podcast)

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