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Dr. Aaron Fritts on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Aaron Fritts

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Aaron Fritts is a Co-Founder of BackTable and a practicing interventional radiologist in Dallas, TX.

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Ep 206 Improving Workflow Efficiency: Starting with Paracentesis with Dr. Karen Brown
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Aaron Fritts

Episode #206

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Dr. Karen Brown explains how she improved paracentesis workflow by creating a service that has shortened procedure time, decreased hospital length of stay, and improved patient and referring provider satisfaction.

Episode #205

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In this episode Vascular Surgeon Jim Melton and Interventional Radiologist Blake Parsons give us the lay of the land on recent reimbursement cuts in the OBL/ASC space, including peripheral artery disease treatments and embolization procedures, as well as projections of what to expect in the next few years.

Episode #202

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Vascular Surgeon Krishna Mannava and Vive Vascular VP of Operations Kristin Longwell give advice on staffing the OBL/ASC based on their experiences over the last few years, including the essentials positions to start with, whether or not to use consulting firms, and sourcing your staff.

Episode #198

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Interventional radiologists Dr. Shamit Desai and Dr. Saud Ahmed discuss the advantages of community training programs including practice building, resident and attending relationships, and diversity of job opportunities after training.

Episode #196

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We talk with Interventional Radiologist Dr. Carin Gonsalves about how her practice built a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Response team, including where to start, developing efficient workflows, and obtaining the equipment you need for success.

Episode #193

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Vascular surgeon Krishna Mannava and Chas Sanders (founder of MARGIN) discuss their approach to choosing which disposables and devices to stock up on in the outpatient facility, and how to plan for supply chain issues.

Episode #192

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In this episode we talk with Dr. John Lipman about his journey to going solo and opening an Outpatient Based Lab (OBL) dedicated to minimally invasive women's interventions, including Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). John also gives us advice on the importance of finding your Ikigai in practice, the secret to a long and happy career!

Episode #190

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The episode begins by discussing the training of a sales rep, which includes learning customer relations, procedure and product details as well as the disease states and anatomy of procedures. Aaron Weeks discusses how a key aspect of sales is understanding product compatibility and knowing what alternatives are available.

Episode #186

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We talk with Interventional Radiologist Dr. Sandeep Bagla about the challenges of clinical research in private practice, and the inspiration behind building a new practice paradigm in collaboration with Urology colleagues.

Episode #185

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Co-hosts Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss cholecystostomy tube placement for acute cholecystitis, including the pros and cons of different techniques, and pitfalls to avoid.

Episode #180

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Interventional Radiologist Dr. Jonathan Gross and host Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss the results from his recent JVIR Media article on the quantifiable environmental impact of operating an interventional radiology practice for one week. Guess how many road trips around the world it equates to!?

Episode #177

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Emergency medicine physician and podcast founder Dr. Gita Pensa and our co-hosts Dr. Chris Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss methods of navigating malpractice lawsuits, maintaining professional identity, and prioritizing mental health.

Episode #176

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Dr. Aaron Fritts talks with mentor Dr. David Ball about dealing with complications throughout our professional career, including why physicians have trouble with it, and advice for what not to do when they happen.

Episode #170

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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 #167

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We talk with Dr. Mary Costantino and Dr. Goke Akinwande about their experiences and advice on making equipment purchase decisions for OBLs and outpatient centers, including pitfalls to avoid.

Episode #154

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The BackTable hosts get together to discuss the results of the recent complications survey, including some stories from the audience as well some of their own experiences.

Episode #153

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Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss the Mediport placement procedure, including differences in technique (tie-down vs snug pocket), tips and tricks, and avoiding complications.

Episode #149

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We talk with Dr. Leah Houston, founder of HPEC, about the healthcare applications of Blockchain Technology and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), including the importance of giving physicians control over their own professional digital identity. Thank you to Dr. Tim Yates for co-hosting!

Episode #147

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We talk with Dr. Sahil Mehta, founder of MedSchoolCoach, about how a side gig as an MCAT and med school tutor scaled up into a successful business. We also talk about the importance of passion projects of all types and sizes in preventing burnout, and avoiding "analysis paralysis" when it comes to starting a new business.

Episode #143

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We chat with seasoned Marketing Director Dianne Keen about the strategies that are helping doctors build sustainable practices, add service lines, and work toward patient-centered collaborative care with referring providers. Listen to learn about Dianne's "Trifecta" approach!

Episode #136

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We chat with MedSchoolCoach Founder Dr. Sahil Mehta and 1st Year IR Resident Dr. Elias Farah about what inspired them to go into IR, and advice on getting into the specialty via the existing training pathways.

Episode #134

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We talk with Dr. Daryl Goldman, an IR resident at Mount Sinai Health System, about what it takes to "crush" your Interventional Radiology Rotation as a medical student, as well as what makes for a great educational experience from the resident and attending side.

Episode #133

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We talk with Dr. Christopher Pittman to better understand Management Services Organizations (MSOs) and what they can do for your practice. We also get the 101 on Value-Based Care payment models.

Episode #130

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We talk with radiologic technologists Andrew Struchen and Alisha Hawrylack about current training pathways for Vascular and Interventional Technologists, the importance of respect at work and in the lab, as well as key factors in recruiting and retaining top notch A-team technologists.

Articles Featuring Dr. Aaron Fritts

Nephrostomy tube placement in a case of mild hydronephrosis

Non-distended collecting system nephrostomy tube placement can often be challenging, requiring more advanced techniques. Interventional radiologist Dr. David Field discusses common indications, procedural steps using the Philips XperGuide CT software (and without it).

Nephrostomy tube placement on X-ray

Prep & technique for a basic perc neph in a dilated collecting system, working through challenges, preventing complications & post-op care.

Pedal access

Pedal access tools, techniques, and pro tips for beginners treating occluded lower extremity arteries with significant calcification.

Posterior tibial artery retrograde pedal access

Retrograde pedal access is becoming popular among both patients and interventionalists for the treatment of critical limb ischemia and peripheral vascular disease. Vascular surgeon Dr. Jim Melton and interventional radiologist Dr. Blake Parsons discuss IR and vascular surgery collaboration in their practice.

Curved needle used for vertebral augmentation

Currently there are numerous needle options available for cement delivery to vertebral compression fractures. Vertebral augmentation verterans Dr. Kumar Madassary and Dr. Venu Vadlamudi discuss the utility of curved balloons and needles for unipedicular approaches during vertebral augmentation procedures.

Physician talking with patient about vertebral augmentation recovery and pain relief

With every surgical procedure it’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of intervention. It is equally important to set expectations regarding recovery times. Initial consultation with patients should aim to individualize a treatment plan with the goal of setting realistic outcomes.

Kyphoplasty vs. vertebroplasty in the treatment of spinal compression

Vertebral augmentation can be accomplished through various techniques - Dr. Venu Vadlamundi and Dr. Kumar Madassery shed light on the utility of kyphoplasty vs. vertebroplasty when treating compression fractures of the spine.

Vertebral augmentation x-ray fluoroscopy

Proper perioperative management of patients with spinal compression fractures can lead to reduced hospital stays and increased health care savings. Evidence clearly demonstrates that increased bedrest is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing vertebral augmentation procedures.

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Podcasts

Improving Workflow Efficiency: Starting with Paracentesis with Dr. Karen Brown on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Update on Reimbursement Cuts for the OBL/ASC with Dr. Jim Melton and Dr. Blake Parsons on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Staffing the OBL with Dr. Krishna Mannava and Kristin Longwell on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Privademics and Advantages of Lesser Known Community Programs with Dr. Shamit Desai and Dr. Saud Ahmed on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Building a PE Response Team with Dr. Carin Gonsalves on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Treating Above the Knee Calcium with Dr. Bryan Fisher and Dr. Sabeen Dhand on the BackTable VI Podcast)

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