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Dr. Gopi Shah on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Gopi Shah is a pediatric otolaryngologist and the co-host of BackTable ENT.

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The BackTable Podcast is a knowledge resource by physicians for physicians. Learn from the experiences and expertise of Dr. Gopi Shah and get practical advice on how to build your practice by listening to the BackTable ENT Podcast.

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About Dr. Gopi Shah

Dr. Gopi Shah is a co-founder of BackTable, co-host of the BackTable ENT series, and a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Shah was previous the Director of UTSW’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship and Co-director of UTSW’s Airway Simulation Lab for residents. In additions, she served as the surgical representative-at-large for the Medical Executive Committee at Children’s Health in Dallas.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Gopi Shah

Episode #181

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Before bringing a new device into your practice, it’s prudent to understand the science behind, indications for, and insurance coverage of that device. In this episode, Dr. Rajiv Pandit, comprehensive otolaryngologist at Dallas ENT Head & Neck Surgery Center, joins BackTable to discuss his success treating sinusitis with drug-eluting stents.

Episode #180

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Any otolaryngologist or cochlear implant (CI) patient can tell you that the journey to better hearing begins in earnest after CI activation. When the patient in question is a child, what does that journey look like? In this episode of the BackTable ENT podcast, Dr. Sarah Cordingley, audiologist with Peak ENT (Provo, Utah), joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to discuss aural rehabilitation for pediatric CI patients.

Episode #179

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Part of being a doctor is making high-stakes decisions nearly every day. However, making quality choices becomes even harder when you’re inundated with work and not sure where to start. In this episode, Dr. Steven Goudy, Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Emory University (Atlanta), joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to cover decision fatigue.

Episode #178

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While resident education represents the top priority of most otolaryngology departments, few attending surgeons receive formal training on teaching. In this episode of the BackTable ENT podcast, host Dr. Gopi Shah covers surgical education with Dr. Oswaldo Henriquez, rhinologist at Wellstar Health and adjunct associate professor at Emory School of Medicine.

Episode #176

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While the mantra “see one, do one, teach one” once guided surgical education, nowadays, technologies like 3D printed models and realistic surgical videos allow trainees to safely gain hands-on experience. In this episode of the BackTable ENT podcast, Dr. François Simon, pediatric otolaryngologist at Necker Hospital for Sick Children (Paris, France) joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to discuss technological innovations in surgical education.

Episode #174

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In this episode, Dr. Raj Sindwani, rhinologist at the Cleveland Clinic, joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to discuss advanced navigation systems, such as virtual reality (VR), to improve functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).

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 #169

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In this episode, Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim, pediatric airway surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to review laryngeal clefts in children.

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 #165

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In this episode, pediatric speech language pathologist (SLP) Olivia Brooks (University of Florida Shands Hospital) shares her experience performing inpatient fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) with host Dr. Gopi Shah.

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 #162

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In this episode, Dr. Sohit Kanotra, director of UCLA’s Complex Pediatric Airway Program, discusses open airway surgery in children with host 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 #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 #157

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In this episode, Dr. Anita Jeyakumar, pediatric ENT at Mercy Health (Youngstown, Ohio) discusses language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children with podcast host Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #153

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah welcomes Dr. Elton Lambert, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, to discuss the use of ultrasound in pediatric otolaryngology.

Episode #152

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In this episode, Dr. Kevin Sykes, PhD, MPH, director of clinical research at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, explores health equity research in otolaryngology with host Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #150

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah discusses the role of ENT in gender-affirming care with facial plastic surgeons Dr. Daniel Knott of UCSF and Dr. Rahul Seth of Golden State Plastic Surgery. This episode is the second half of a two-part series featuring Drs. Knott and Seth.

Episode #149

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In this episode of Back Table ENT, host Dr. Gopi Shah explores the entrepreneurial journey of Dr. Rohan Walvekar, an otolaryngologist at Louisiana State University-New Orleans and innovator/CEO of nDorse, a team engagement software application.

Episode #148

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah discusses facial masculinization surgery with facial plastic surgeons Dr. P. Daniel Knott of UCSF and Dr. Rahul Seth of Golden State Plastic Surgery.

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.

Articles Featuring Dr. Gopi Shah

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with Navigation: Preoperative & Intraoperative Applications of Advanced Navigation

Advanced navigation is a technique that uses patients' 3D CT scan images and tracked surgical instruments to help surgeons navigate the sinuses. This advanced tool provides surgeons with enhanced localization, visualization, and orientation, ensuring precision and safety during complex procedures.

Facelift Surgery vs Alternatives: Helping Patients Find the Right Fit

There are more rejuvenating facial cosmetic procedures available now than ever before. Surgical options include facelift, neck lift, and blepharoplasty. Non-surgical options include neuromodulators, fillers, microneedling, and radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis. Join BackTable ENT to learn how one expert facial plastic surgeon thinks about these options.

In-Office Facelift: Optimizing Patient Care Before, During & After

Facelift is one of the most common surgeries facial plastic surgeons perform. Join BackTable ENT to hear an expert’s perspective on the surgery and associated patient care in the office setting.

Laryngeal Cleft: The Basics

Laryngeal cleft is a developmental abnormality in which the connection between the larynx and the esophagus remains patent. Assessment of the patient with laryngeal cleft includes physical examination, FEES, and for those with more severe symptoms, direct laryngoscopy with bronchoscopy (DLB). This article covers laryngeal cleft types, symptoms, and workup.

Xerostomia Causes, Symptoms & Treatment: Not Such a Dry Topic

Xerostomia, commonly referred to as “dry mouth,” is a common medical complaint, affecting 30% of patients over 65. Management of this condition focuses on alleviating mouth dryness, stimulating salivary production, and mitigating the risk of tooth decay. Continue reading to learn more about this frustrating, but highly treatable, condition.

Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis Treatment: Steroids, Dilation or Surgery?

Due to the progressive nature of idiopathic subglottic stenosis (ISS), all patients with this condition require active management. Treatment options for idiopathic subglottic stenosis include steroid injections, airway dilation, and surgery. Keep reading to learn more about when and how these different options are used.

Identifying Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis: Signs & Symptoms

Idiopathic subglottic stenosis (ISS) presents as slow-onset stridor. Most patients diagnosed are adult women. While uncommon, it can be life-threatening, and timely diagnosis facilitates effective treatment. Join BackTable ENT for a quick refresher on this condition.

Internal vs External Nasal Valve Collapse

Internal or external nasal valve collapse can impair breathing and quality of life. Understanding anatomy, function, symptoms, and risk factors is paramount in 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. Learn more!

Pediatric FEES: Protocols, Feeders & Ergonomics in Cardiac Care

The approach to pediatric cardiac patients with feeding difficulties poses a unique set of challenges. Learn more about the use of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) for these patients and related protocols.

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in Pediatric Care: Equipment, Setup, & Clinical Outcomes

Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) testing in pediatric care has made significant strides in both equipment and clinical outcomes. Speech pathologist Olivia Brooks and Dr. Gopi Shah highlight the multifaceted benefits of this emerging procedure, including financial savings, improved patient safety, and increased clinician adaptability.

Evaluating Infant Feeding Difficulties: The Role of FEES & VFSS

Infants can present with feeding challenges due to a wide variety of underlying reasons including premature birth, invasive surgery, or developmental delays. Learn more about how to work up this presenting symptom by utilizing the physical exam, FEES, VFSS, and other modalities.

Navigating Facial Masculinization Surgery

Learn what expert facial plastic surgeons think about facial masculinization surgery options, including mandibular augmentation, augmentation rhinoplasty, buccal fat removal, augmentation chondrolaryngoplasty, etc.

The Role of Facial Masculinization in Gender-Affirming Care

Facial masculinization, while indispensable to comprehensive gender-affirming care, remains an underappreciated topic within otolaryngology. Join BackTable ENT to learn more about the indications, counseling, and techniques involved in facial masculinization.

Type 1 Laryngeal Cleft Repair

Type I laryngeal cleft is a connection between the esophagus and the larynx that stops above the level of the true vocal folds. Options to treat type I laryngeal cleft include thickened feeds, injection laryngoplasty, and surgery. Interested in learning more? Keep reading.

Single-Sided Deafness in Children

Single-sided deafness 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. Learn more!

Microtia Ear Surgery Closure Technique & Antibiotic Protocols

Dr. Mai Thy Truong discusses her microtia ear surgery, giving insights into drain choices, surgical techniques, and antibiotic protocols. Learn more about microtia ear surgery.

In-Office Nasal Airway Obstruction Surgery

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of excess nasal tissue is an option for nasal airway obstruction surgery. Keep reading to learn about the anesthesia protocol, surgery steps, and patient counseling.

Nasal Airway Obstruction Treatment & Symptoms

Nasal airway obstruction causes difficulty breathing through the nose, sleep disturbances, dysphagia, & aural fullness. Learn more about nasal airway obstruction treatment & symptoms.

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.

The Finer Points of Microtia Ear Surgery

Rib harvesting and construction of the skin pocket are two techniques in microtia ear reconstruction surgery that require precision and skill. Learn more about microtia ear surgery from pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Mai Thy Truong.

Microtia Surgery: From Diagnosis to Reconstruction

Microtia surgery embodies a remarkable blend of technical innovation and empathetic patient care. Central to this approach is the early, comprehensive engagement with families, ensuring they are fully informed and supported from diagnosis through to surgical planning and follow-up.

How to Perform Balloon Sinuplasty in the Office Setting

With appropriate planning and a few procedural modifications, balloon sinuplasty can successfully float from the OR to the office. Keep reading to learn more about how to perform balloon sinuplasty in the office setting

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