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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, Texas.

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Ep 287 OBL / ASC Reimbursement Update Jan 2023 with Dr. Jim Melton and Dr. Blake Parson
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Aaron Fritts

Episode #287

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Jim Melton, vascular surgeon, and Dr. Blake Parsons, interventional radiologist, about progress in the OBL and ASC space, including reimbursement updates, partnering with a private equity firm, and value based care.

Episode #270

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In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Chris Grilli of Christiana Health about his treatment algorithms and procedural tips for splenic embolization as a treatment for splenic trauma, hypersplenism, and splenic artery aneurysm.

Episode #267

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In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Raghy Kolluri, the system medical director of Vascular Medicine at OhioHealth, about his workup and treatment algorithm for severe venous disease.

Episode #264

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In this episode, cohosts Dr. Aparna Baheti and Dr. Aaron Fritts interview interventional radiologist Dr. Sandeep Bagla about “The Halo Effect”, including how to recognize when you are being subjected to bias, and how to critically evaluate bad outcomes to improve your practice and enhance patient safety.

Episode #263

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In this next installment of our Back to the Basics series, Drs. Aaron Fritts and Chris Beck discuss their techniques, considerations, and tips for ensuring safe and high quality renal biopsies.

Episode #261

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. Rohit Amin about his private practice PE response team, including his treatment algorithm, follow-up protocol, and how he believes AI can contribute to PE care.

Episode #258

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Marc Sapoval about practicing IR in France, the origins of the Global Embolization Oncology Symposium Technologies (GEST) Conference, and an upcoming conference in MSK embolization.

Episode #253

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In this back to the basics episode, Dr. Christopher Beck interviews Dr. Aaron Fritts about his standard procedure for nephrostomy tube placement, preferred tools, and troubleshooting tips.

Episode #252

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In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Christopher Beck about gastrostomy tubes, including the evolution of his method, tips for patients who pull their tubes out, and why g-tubes are such a controversial topic in IR.

Episode #249

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In this episode, BackTable is on location in Barcelona for CIRSE 2022! Dr. Aaron Fritts conducts a live video interview with interventional radiologist Dr. Lorenzo Patrone. They discuss their experiences with balancing clinical, academic, and family responsibilities, as well as differences in the American and European physician work environments and the use of social media in medicine.

Episode #248

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In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Peder Horner about the impact of staff culture on patient care, how to manage bad players, and how to maintain an active role in shaping a healthy work culture.

Episode #244

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Ali Alikhani about his solo outpatient IR practice, how he leveraged his sales background in the OBL setting, and marketing advice for IRs in an outpatient practice.

Episode #243

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In this episode, our hosts Drs. Michael Barraza and Aaron Fritts interview Dr. John Pavlus about his methods of drain placement, monitoring, and removal, as well as his vision to design an ideal drainage system.

Episode #239

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In this episode, our host Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Jason Iannuccilli dive into the history, science, and future directions of medical cannabis. We discuss Dr. Iannuccilli’s founding vision for PureVita Labs, a company focused on developing standardized testing for cannabis products and ensuring consumer safety.

Episode #236

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Drs. Chad Laurich and Neal Khurana about how they looked past traditional competition between IR and vascular surgery to build a multidisciplinary practice to meet market need and provide comprehensive patient care for an underserved community in South Dakota.

Episode #235

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In this episode, our host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews physician-entrepreneur couple Drs. Kasie and Rockford Adkins about the path to starting their healthcare recruiting platform, STAT Careers.

Episode #234

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In this episode, cohosts Dr. Michael Barraza and Dr. Aaron Fritts interview Dr. Chris Thomson, veterinary surgeon and interventional radiologist about how he learned veterinary IR, his area of focus in interventional oncology, and the future of the specialty.

Episode #231

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Rachael Forsythe and Dr. Konstantinos Stravapoulas about their Research Collaborative for Peripheral Arterial Disease (RCPAD) survey on bullying in the European vascular workplace, and overall trends in reported bullying incidents.

Episode #230

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Aneesa Majid and Dr. Roger Tomihama about how an MBA can benefit physicians and their career goals, and how they both went about getting their MBAs as mid career interventional radiologists.

Episode #226

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In this special crossover BackTable episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Julie Wei talk with Dr. Gerry Mattia, Chiropractor and Director of Rehabilitation of ViscoGen Clinic in Orlando, Florida.

Episode #224

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In this episode, host Dr. Mary Costantino interviews Dr. Kathy Krol, interventional radiologist and former SIR president about the evolution of interventional radiology, her various leadership roles, and the growth of women in IR.

Episode #220

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STREAM Meeting Founders Ari Isaacson and Sandeep Bagla tell us about what to expect at the next meeting in September, including PAE and GAE practice building tips, as well learn about new embolization procedures such as adhesive capsulitis and thyroid arterial embolization.

Episode #218

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We talk with Dr. Shamit Desai about resources and tips for endovascular and interventional specialists to continue building clinical and procedural skills beyond training.

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.

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).

Percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement on X-ray

A percutaneous nephrostomy is a surgical procedure to drain urine from a kidney. Indications for nephrostomy tube placement include urinary diversion and access for further urologic interventions such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Learn more about indications, procedure prep, and complications.

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

OBL / ASC Reimbursement Update Jan 2023 with Dr. Jim Melton and Dr. Blake Parson on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Treatment Algorithms for Splenic Artery Embolizations with Dr. Chris Grilli on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Treatment Algorithms for Severe Venous Disease with Dr. Raghu Kolluri on the BackTable VI Podcast)
The Halo Effect with Dr. Sandeep Bagla on the BackTable VI Podcast)
How I Perform Renal Biopsies with Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Minimizing Complications for Lung Biopsies with Dr. Robert Suh on the BackTable VI Podcast)

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