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Dr. Michael Barraza on the BackTable MSK Podcast

Dr. Michael Barraza

Interventional Radiologist

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

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Ep 17 Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Spinal Metastases with Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Amir Lavaf
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About Dr. Michael Barraza

Dr. Barraza spearheads strategic direction of BackTable and is a regular host of our podcast. Identifying the vast potential for BackTable as a one-stop hub to support his specialty, he volunteered as a consultant before officially joining the BackTable team in mid-2017. Dr. Barraza is a practicing interventional radiologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Outside of work, Dr. Barraza likes to do more work, make/raise kids, and create fantastic podcasts.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Michael Barraza

Episode #49


In this episode, Dr. Aron Chary provides an in-depth look into endovascular and minimally invasive treatments for pain management, specifically focusing on cryoneurolysis. He shares his experience of implementing the technology for both benign and malignant conditions in an independent private practice setting.

Episode #26


Dr. David Wood, interventional radiologist and chief medical officer of Advantage IR, tells us about his experiences with geniculate artery embolization (GAE) practice building in the office-based lab (OBL).

Episode #25


We talk with interventional radiologist Dr. David Prologo about minimally invasive pain interventions, multidisciplinary pain management, and how he built a successful pain practice.

Episode #24


Interventional radiologist Michael Barraza talks with orthopedic spine surgeon Thomas Andreshak about his approach to vertebral augmentation for compression fractures, including unipedicular vs. bipedicular approach, technique pearls, and post-procedure care.

Episode #23


Neurosurgeon Dr. Nam Tran from Moffitt Cancer Center talks with us about RF ablation for painful spinal metastases, including patient selection and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

Episode #22


In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barazza interviews Dr. John Smirniotopoulos about genicular nerve ablation, an innovative treatment option for the management of osteoarthritis.

Episode #19


Dr. Steven Yevich from MD Anderson Cancer Center talks with us about his approach to Treatment and Management of Painful Extra-spinal Bony Metastases.

Episode #17


Interventional Radiologist Jason Levy and Radiation Oncologist Amir Lavaf discuss the benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Treatment of Spinal and Bone Metastases.

Episode #14


In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Stephen Hunt about building a pain practice, including his nerve ablation technique, how to obtain referrals, and why it is one of the most rewarding procedures that he does.

Articles Featuring Dr. Michael Barraza

Genicular Nerve Ablation Procedure Technique: A Practical Guide

For the physician performing genicular nerve ablation, there are certain patient presentations, anatomical nuances, procedure techniques, and potential complications that you should pay close attention to. Dr. Smirniotopoulos shares some of his lessons learned in performing countless genicular nerve ablations, focusing especially on these topics.

Genicular Nerve Ablation: Managing Knee Pain & Patient Expectations

Genicular nerve ablation is becoming an important procedure for any clinician working in pain management. It is often a preferred method for knee pain treatment by orthopedic surgeons, in part due to its minimally invasive nature and short recovery time.

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Chilling Solutions: Cryoneurolysis in Clinical Practice with Dr. Aron Chary on the BackTable MSK Podcast)
Building a GAE Practice in the OBL with Dr. David Wood on the BackTable MSK Podcast)
Advanced Minimally Invasive Pain Interventions with Dr. David Prologo on the BackTable MSK Podcast)
Unipedicular vs. Bipedicular Approach for Kyphoplasty with Dr. Thomas Andreshak on the BackTable MSK Podcast)
RF Ablation for Painful Spinal Metastases with Dr. Nam Tran on the BackTable MSK Podcast)
New Frontiers in Spinal Tumor Ablation & Augmentation with Dr. Dana Dunleavy on the BackTable MSK Podcast)


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