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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Genioturinary Oncologist

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

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About Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Aditya Bagrodia, M.D., is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Bagrodia holds a bachelor of science degree from Rhodes College. While earning a medical degree with highest honors at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, he was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After completing his residency in urology at UT Southwestern, he received advanced training in urologic oncology through a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was awarded a Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Grant by the American Urological Association.

Dr. Bagrodia’s clinical practice focuses on treating all urologic malignancies, including adrenal, upper tract, renal, bladder, prostate, penile, and testicular cancers. He has expertise in complex multidisciplinary management and minimally invasive approaches to urologic surgery.

Dr. Bagrodia has conducted extensive research in urologic oncology, primarily in biomarker profiles and molecular signatures of urologic tumors as predictors of clinical outcomes. He is funded through competitive grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), intramural research grants, and the National Institutes of Health.

Both his clinical practice and research centers on patients with germ cell tumors (most commonly testicular cancer). His laboratory focuses on sequencing efforts to understand tumor evolution and heterogeneity in germ cell tumors and identifying novel biomarkers to recognize occult metastatic disease. The Bagrodia lab also conducts experiments in cell lines, zebrafish germ cell tumor models, and mice to understand the biologic implications of genetic alterations that are seen exclusively among patients with cisplatin-resistance disease. He is actively working on molecular biomarkers to identify minimal residual disease burden. On the clinical side, Dr. Bagrodia is actively involved in understanding and overcoming unique socioepidemiologic considerations that adversely impact oncologic outcomes in patients with germ cell tumors. He is also the principal investigator for several germ cell tumor-directed clinical trials at UT Southwestern (including NCT03426865 and NCT02537548).

Dr. Bagrodia is the principal author or co-author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Genetics, European Urology, Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, and Urology. He is also a reviewer for many of these publications, as well as for the British Journal of Urology, Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Episode #40

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Dr. Davies shares his valuable insights about post-operative opioid studies, disproves some myths about NSAIDs, and explains his pre-operative and post-operative pain management regimen.

Episode #39

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Aditya Bagrodia (UCSD Urology), Dr. Casey Seideman MD (OHSU Urology), and Dr. Jeff Cadeddu (UTSW Urology) share their experiences and advice for dealing with complications as surgeons.

Episode #37

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We talk with Dr. Scott Eggener about the importance of practical PSA screenings and shared decision making with patients. Dr. Eggener advocates for the prevention of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in prostate cancer.

Episode #36

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We talk with urologist Dr. Jay Shah, leader of urologic oncology at the Stanford Cancer Center, about seizing leadership opportunities in the world of academic medicine.

Episode #35

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We talk with Dr. Shahrokh Shariat, chairman of Urology at the Medical University of Vienna, about diagnosis and management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) as well as differing AUA and EAU approaches to these malignancies.

Episode #33

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Jennifer Anger from UCSD Urology talk about care for transgender patients and gender-affirming surgery. They discuss the importance of using correct terminology, how to work up patients seeking gender-affirming care, and the multidisciplinary nature of transgender healthcare.

Episode #32

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, a Michigan Medicine urologist and Director of the U-M Telehealth Research Incubator, discuss advice and future projections for telehealth.

Episode #31

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We talk with Dr. Ashley Winter about the importance of educating physicians and patients on female sexual health, including common presenting symptoms and newer treatments.

Episode #29

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Dr. Philippe Spiess from Moffitt Cancer Center discusses surgical and medical management of penile cancer. Listen now to hear more about punch biopsy techniques, surgical resection and lymph node dissection techniques, growing role of topical chemotherapy, importance of multidisciplinary tumor boards.

Episode #28

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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Geo Espinosa discuss holistic and integrative approaches to prostate cancer.

Episode #26

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Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology discusses the management of small renal masses. Listen to the full episode to hear about imaging modalities for small renal masses, distinguishing between cysts and solid tumors, ablation, enucleation, partial nephrectomy, and special considerations for von Hippel-Landau (VHL) patients.

Episode #25

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We talk with Dr. Siamak Daneshmand, Director of Urologic Oncology at USC Institute Of Urology, about the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Listen to the full episode to learn tips for successful transurethral resections of bladder tumor (TURBT) and cystectomies, using imaging to stage bladder cancers, deciding between a cystectomy vs. trimodality therapy (TMT), and comparisons between neobladder procedures and urinary diversions.

Episode #24

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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Aaron Fritts talk with Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology about his Operate with Zen podcast and tips for surgeon wellness. They cover Dr. Pierorazio's motivation for starting a wellness podcast, preventing physician burnout, achieving work-life balance, and managing healthy competitiveness.

Episode #22

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Urologist Dr. Claus Roehrborn and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Sandeep Bagla discuss the pros and cons of Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) compared to other Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments (MISTS) for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). They also discuss the importance of a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach when offering these treatment options, including agreeing on the best treatment for the patient.

Episode #19

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Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy explains the known effects of the COVID-19 virus and the pandemic on testosterone levels, vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, male fertility, and sexual practice patterns. Additionally, Dr. Ramaswamy uses evidence-based medicine to debunk myths about the adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on men’s health.

Episode #18

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We finish our discussion with Dr. Angie Smith from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about peri-operative optimization of radical cystectomies. She discusses pre-operative incentive spirometry, opioid and NSAID regimens, post-operative drains and stents, and the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration.

Episode #17

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We talk with Dr. Angie Smith about perioperative measures to optimize radical cystectomies.

Episode #16

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We talk with Dr. Jeff Cadeddu about workup and treatment options for patients with localized prostate cancer.

Episode #13

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UT Southwestern endourologist Dr. Jodi Antonelli shares her tips and tricks for difficult ureteroscopy cases. Listen to learn about pre-op and post-op medication, dealing with large prostates and narrow ureters, variations in baskets, access sheaths, and ureteroscopes, dusting vs. basket retrieval, and performing ureteroscopies on pregnant women.

Episode #11

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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews urologist Dr. Steve Hudak from UT Southwestern Medical Center about post-prostatectomy incontinence. They cover an array of topics including, incontinence evaluation, managing patient expectations, kegel exercises and pelvic floor therapy, and slings vs. artificial urinary sphincters.

Episode #10

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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews Dr. Vitaly Margulis, professor of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, about locally advanced kidney cancer. They discuss various topics including classification of locally advanced kidney cancers, various imaging modalities for staging cancer, special considerations for tumor-thrombus formation, targeted therapy vs. checkpoint inhibitors, and robotic vs. open nephrectomies.

Episode #9

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Dr. Margaret Pearle, the Vice Chair of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, joins us to discuss percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Dr. Pearle shares advice on pre-operative urine culture analysis, CT scans, percutaneous access, and placing a ureteral stent vs. a nephrostomy tube

Episode #7

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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Jose E Silva interview Brad Hornberger, PA-C in the UTSW Urology department, about bringing advanced practice providers (APPs) into your practice, and how to do it successfully. Brad goes into detail about his journey as a urological PA, advice for on-boarding new APP’s, and training PAs to do in-patient consults and assist in the OR.

Episode #6

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In Part II, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talks with Dr. Claus Roehrborn of UT Southwestern Medical Center about the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Articles Featuring Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Blue light cystoscopy screening for bladder cancer recurrence

Blue light cystoscopy is useful in managing bladder cancer, both for complete tumor resection in the OR and as routine surveillance office cystoscopy to monitor bladder cancer recurrence.

Man being treated with radiation for prostate cancer.

Patients who require treatment for prostate cancer often have radiation and surgery presented as their two options. This article discusses the pros and cons of these two options.

A doctor consulting a patient about prostate cancer.

This article discusses the criteria to start prostate cancer active surveillance, various modalities to monitor disease progression, and indications to initiate other treatment.

A backtable set up for a ureteroscopy

A ureteroscopy should be performed if a stone fails trial of passage. This article breaks down the peri-operative and post-op care, as well as technique for this procedure.

Patient with a secured nephrostomy tube from treatment of obstructive pyelonephritis

Obstructive pyelonephritis can present as an emergency, and must be correctly identified and treated. This article discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, along with medical management of a trial of passage.

Kidney cancer surgery, specifically, a nephrectomy

Kidney cancer surgery can be aggressive or conservative, depending on various factors. This article discusses when to perform a partial vs. radical nephrectomy, the indications for lymph node dissection, and the viability of a robotic approach.

Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus in the interior vena cava

Tumor thrombus formation is common in locally advanced kidney cancer, and can lead to bland thrombus, pulmonary emboli, and even Budd-Chiari syndrome. The risk of pulmonary emboli creates unique challenges during kidney cancer surgery.

nephrostomy tube placement

Certain PCNL patients will require a nephrostomy tube, a catheter that drains urine from the kidney to an external bag.

pcnl surgery kidney stone

PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) procedure is a minimally invasive surgery alternative to open kidney stone surgery. A PCNL procedure is a surgical technique that is used to remove large or complex kidney stones. Learn more!

HoLEP procedure surgery

The HoLEP procedure, or holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, is a new BPH treatment that is widely used because of its minimal invasiveness and quicker recovery times. However, urologists should evaluate the limitations of the HoLEP procedure before they decide on the surgery.

urolift procedure device

The UroLift procedure is a minimally invasive, non-ablative BPH treatment that places permanent implants to pull the prostate lobes away from the urethra.

bipolar turp procedure device

The bipolar TURP procedure involves the use of a bipolar current to resect excess prostate tissue, alleviating symptoms in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Learn about Bipolar TURP procedure steps, advantages of the procedure, and complications.

Urologist using the IPPS to evaluate patient with BPH

The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a universal assessment endorsed by the AUA. The IPSS questionnaire consists of 7 questions and evaluates BPH patients from a score of 0 to 35.

5-alpha reductase inhibitors for BPH

5-alpha reductase inhibitors are a class of medications commonly used to treat BPH. They are most effective in BPH patients with large prostates.

Blood test for testicular cancer markers.

Testicular cancer markers are the first step in working up a testicular mass, but are not elevated in all testis cancers. MicroRNA biomarkers are elevated in roughly 90% of testis cancers.

Young man consulting with his Urologist about testicular cancer and fertility after orchiectomy

The testes are responsible for sperm production, so many patients have concerns about testicular cancer and fertility preservation after radical orchiectomy.

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