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Dr. Gopi Shah on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Gopi Shah is a practicing ENT at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

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Ep 87 Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss with Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar
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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 practicing Otolaryngologist with UT Southwestern. Dr. Shah is Director of UTSW’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship and Co-director of UTSW’s Airway Simulation Lab for residents. In additions, she serves as the surgical representative-at-large for the Medical Executive Committee at Children’s Health in Dallas.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Gopi Shah

Episode #87

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Shah and Dr. Agan interview Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar, a private practice neurotologist, about diagnosis and treatment of patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).

Episode #86

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In this episode of BackTable, Dr. Puya Dehgani-Mobaraki, president of Associazione Naso Sano, discusses his research and his experience as a rhinologist with SARS-CoV-2 and its effect on the olfactory system.

Episode #80

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan interview Dr. Al Merati, chief of laryngology at the University of Washington, about the changing demographics of otolaryngology trainees.

Episode #79

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah interviews Dr. Dhave Setabutr, assistant professor of otolaryngology at Thammasat University, about building a microtia repair program in Bangkok, Thailand.

Episode #77

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In this episode, Dr. Stan McClurg, a private practice rhinologist at Ascentist Healthcare in Kansas City, shares his approach to diagnosis and treatment of chronic rhinitis patients using the in-office RhinAer procedure.

Episode #75

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah discusses 3D imaging and other surgical technology with Dr. Cristobal Langdon, an academic and private practice rhinologist and skull base surgeon working at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona.

Episode #73

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Shah and Dr. Agan speak about allergic fungal rhinosinusitis with Dr. Amber Luong, vice president of the American Rhinology Society and professor of otolaryngology at McGovern Medical School.

Episode #72

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Shah and Dr. Agan speak with Dr. Mandan Kandula, founder of ADVENT, an ENT private medical practice, about embracing in-office procedures and building an efficient ENT private practice.

Episode #71

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Shah and Dr. Agan speak with Dr. Colleen Plein about functional nasal breathing in the treatment of facial pain, sleep apnea, postural defects, and improving general quality of life.

Episode #70

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Kutz interview Dr. Marc Bennett, a Vanderbilt University ENT professor, about the importance of quality improvement, and initiatives and tips for quality initiative research.

Episode #68

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah speak with Dr. Mary Ashmead, a Dallas/Fort Worth based rhinologist (Texas Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists) about in-office procedures for nasal valve obstruction.

Episode #65

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Shah and Dr. Agan discuss the role of lifestyle medicine and non-pharmacological therapy in otolaryngology with Dr. Jessica Lee, a general ENT who is certified in lifestyle medicine.

Episode #63

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Agan and Dr. Shah discuss nasal valve collapse and repair with Dr. Moustafa Mourad, a New York City-based facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Episode #62

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Varun Varadarajan and Dr. Gopi Shah discuss their personal advice and stories of navigating the challenges of a dual physician household with Dr. Bill Collins, chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Episode #61

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Hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah discuss the complications of ear tubes and differences in adult and pediatric ear tube management, including the management of clogged ear tubes with normal hearing, which may require different treatments for different patients.

Episode #59

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Theresa Richard, SLP educates us on the best approach to evaluating the adult patient with swallowing difficulty, including the importance and challenges of obtaining high quality assessments, and recommendations for therapy.

Episode #58

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We talk with Dr. Julie Wei about what it means to connect with a mentor, the challenges of finding the right fit, and how mentoring relationships will grow and change throughout our career and undoubtedly contribute to overall wellness.

Episode #57

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We talk with Dr. Allison Royer about locums opportunities for otolaryngologists, why locums is becoming more popular amongst ENTs, and how to get started as a locums physician.

Episode #56

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We talk Naso Sano Associazione founder Puya Dehgani Mobaraki about the importance of connecting with Otolaryngologists around the world for education, how social media has made this possible, and the impact of listening to the needs of the future generation.

Episode #54

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We talk with Dr. Ashley Sikand and Dr. Brian Weeks about performing In-Office Sinus procedures, including differences in technique, and keeping up with the latest technologies.

Episode #52

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah talks with Miami-based otolaryngologist Dr. Carlos Torre (Sleep, Snoring & Sinus Clinic of Florida) about his journey to building an adult sleep practice and management of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and insomnia.

Episode #51

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In this episode we talk with Dr. Matthew Hensler about Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for treating Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), including how he learned the procedure, patient selection, procedure tips, and advice on building a successful program.

Episode #50

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In this episode we talk with Dr. Reena Mehta about her experiences building a solo Allergy practice from scratch, including finding a space, staffing, essential equipment, and a successful marketing strategy.

Episode #49

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All-star panel Daniel Chelius, Jeff C. Rastatter, and Anthony Sheyn discuss the challenges and importance of building centers of excellence for pediatric head and neck cancer.

Articles Featuring Dr. Gopi Shah

Man undergoing in-office procedure in otolaryngology

In-office procedures in otolaryngology can include turbinate reduction, nasal swell body reduction, balloon sinuplasty, VivAer, LATERA, and more. Learn more about offering in-office procedures as an ENT, and how to overcome common hurdles to providing office-based care.

Woman undergoing in-office turbinate reduction to improve nasal breathing

Turbinate reduction may be offered in-office to improve nasal breathing in patients with turbinate hypertrophy. Learn more about the indications and special considerations for offering turbine reduction in-office.

A plastic surgeon performing facial feminization surgery

Facial feminization surgery encompasses a variety of procedures that help to provide patients with a more youthful and feminine appearance. Learn more about common surgeries, postoperative care, and how to accelerate healing with exosome technology.

A pride flag with a stethoscope promoting gender affirming care

Facial feminization surgery allows transgender patients to align their gender identities with their physical bodies. Learn more about facial feminization and how to provide inclusive care to the LGBTQ+ community.

An otolaryngologist explains the VivAer procedure technique to a patient

The VivAer procedure can offer patients an effective and efficient alternative to surgery for nasal valve collapse. Learn more about procedure techniques, anxiolytic and anesthesia protocols, and the various anatomical applications of the VivAer device.

An ear canal showing the complications after ear tube surgery

Various complications may arise for patients of all ages who have had ear tubes surgically placed. Learn more about how otolaryngologists are addressing clogged tubes and retained tubes, determining the need for replacement ear tubes, and treating blood clots, mucus, and tube otorrhea.

An otolaryngologist evaluating a patient before beginning treatment with VivAer

Patients with nasal valve obstruction that fails to respond to conservative treatment options may benefit from the VivAer procedure, which works to provide relief by remodeling the airway. Learn more about how this treatment works, who it can benefit, and what to expect for recovery.

A diagram illustrating the path of food for a man with dysphagia.

Otolaryngologists can help to increase the quality of life for patients with dysphagia by referring to speech language pathologists (SLP) specializing in swallowing difficulties. Learn more about ENT referral best practices, the role of SLPs in treating dysphagia and the process through which SLPs conduct a workup.

A barium swallow study depicting results for a person with dysphagia.

Swallowing difficulties impact afflicted patients on a daily basis and can decrease their overall quality of life. Learn more about diagnosis of dysphagia, treatment methods, and the possible psychological causes, such as stress.

A women undergoing in-office sinus surgery

In-office sinus surgery is becoming more popular amongst ENTs. Learn more about nasal obstruction surgeries that can be performed in office, the unique patient selection process for in office sinus surgery, and the equipment requirements for performing sinus surgery in a new clinic.

An illustration depicting the placement of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator.

After hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HNS) surgery, patients can expect to work with their otolaryngologist as well as a sleep pulmonologist in order to maximize the device’s efficacy. Learn more about postoperative care, device settings, and the side effects that may occur after HNS surgery.

The backtable setup for a hypoglossal nerve stimulator surgery.

Hypoglossal nerve stimulator surgery offers obstructive sleep apnea patients an alternative treatment if a CPAP machine is ineffective. Learn more about patient candidacy, procedure technique, and limitations of current hypoglossal nerve stimulator devices.

An MRI scan used to determine candidacy for treatment with biologics for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

With recent approval of additional biologics for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, the popularity of this treatment continues to rise. Learn more about how biologics for nasal polyps work, which patients may be eligible, and what conversations follow after deciding to pursue chronic rhinosinusitis treatment with biologics.

A man being evaluated for physical therapy for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Physical therapy for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can provide relief to patients experiencing varying degrees of symptoms, such as dizziness, vertigo, & lightheadedness. This article explains benign paroxysmal positional vertigo treatment, exercises, & physical therapy in the office & home.

Physical therapist executing a balance test for vestibular therapy treatment

Vestibular therapy can successfully treat a variety of vestibular disorders and conditions. Learn more about what to expect when a new patient begins treatment with a vestibular physical therapist.

In-office Rhinologic Procedure

Dr. Scott Fortune describes how to successfully incorporate Office-Based Rhinology and associated procedures into your Otolaryngology practice.

Fine needle aspiration biopsy smear showing a papillary carcinoma

Fine needle aspiration biopsy is today’s first-line test for diagnosing malignant thyroid nodules. Learn more about patient selection, cytology, and interpreting indeterminate results of fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy for thyroid nodules.

Women undergoing a thyroid ultrasound

Physicians utilize a variety of thyroid imaging modalities.This article discusses which are most useful both in general, and on a case-by-case basis.

Rhinologic Injection Prepared with Lidocaine and Epinephrine

Office-based Rhinologic procedures can be uncomfortable and painful for patients. It is important to have a safe and effective anesthetic protocol in place to minimize patient discomfort.

Pediatric Cochlear Implant Surgery

Cochlear implant risks include infections of the middle ear, injury to the dura causing CSF leaks, and facial nerve injury. Certain cochlear implant precautions can be taken to ensure that these risks and complications are minimized.

Patient with Pediatric Cochlear Implant

There are many considerations to keep in mind when screening pediatric cochlear implant candidates. Certain diagnostic testing can help aid in management with special importance given to pediatric cochlear implant mapping.

Sign language can be an important step towards oral language development in children living with hearing loss

Dr. St. John joins us to discuss strategies to support children living with hearing loss. There are important counseling considerations throughout a child’s life, starting from early language development, through schooling years, and into adolescent decisions.

Pure tone testing provides a visual audiogram.  It is useful in most children and adults to identify and measure severity and type of hearing loss.

Pediatric sensorineural, conductive, and mixed hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons. Dr. Rachel St. John, a pediatrician specializing in hearing loss, discusses diagnostic assessments for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Patient requiring functional endoscopic sinus surgery for nasal polyps removal

Nasal polyp removal surgery may be necessary if all medical treatments for nasal polyps removal fail. Dr. Patricia Loftus explains her approach to the surgical removal of nasal polyps on the BackTable ENT Podcast.

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss with Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
The Effects of the Omicron Variant of SARS-CoV-2 on Smell and the Immune Response with Dr. Puya Dehgani-Mobaraki on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Who is the Future Otolaryngologist? with Dr. Al Merati on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Building a Microtia Program in Thailand with Dr. Dhave Setabutr on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Technology and 3D Imaging for Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in Children with Dr. Cristobal Langdon on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
In-Office Procedures for Chronic Rhinitis with Dr. Stan McClurg on the BackTable ENT Podcast)

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