top of page

BackTable / VI / Contributor

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.

Listen to Dr. Aaron Fritts on the BackTable VI Podcast

The BackTable Podcast is a knowledge resource by physicians for physicians. Learn from the experiences and expertise of Dr. Aaron Fritts and get practical advice on how to build your practice by listening to the BackTable VI Podcast.

Ep 447 Exploring GAE: Clinical Insights & Outcomes with Dr. Mark Little
00:00 / 01:04
BackTable CMEfy button

Stay Up To Date

Follow:

Subscribe:

Sign Up:

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Aaron Fritts

Episode #438

VI

In this episode, Dr. Omar Saleh and Dr. Mike Watts discuss the challenging aspects of vascular interventions in the OBL setting, focusing on ‘oh $#!%’ moments and how to address various complications. Both Dr. Saleh and Dr. Watts are vascular and interventional radiologist, practicing in Southern California and New Jersey, respectively.

Episode #437

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley takes us on a deep dive into the origin story and mission of Pulmera, a medtech company dedicated to transforming the field of bronchoscopic lung cancer diagnosis by retrofitting existing fluoroscopy machines into cone beam CT-like scanners. Dr. Hartley is a vascular and interventional radiologist and co-founded Pulmera, alongside interventional pulmonologist Dr. Harmeet Bedi at Stanford.

Episode #432

VI

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Lungren discusses the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, sharing insights into large language models, deep learning, and machine learning in improving patient care, enhancing clinical workflows, and optimizing medical research.

Episode #431

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, Teri Yates explores the nuances of choosing between an Office-Based Lab (OBL) and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) for private practices. Teri is the CEO of Accountable Physician Advisors, a consulting firm which specializes in OBLs, ASCs, and hybrid models for private-practice physicians. She is also President of DocCentric, a company focused on supporting physicians building and leading their own ASCs.

Episode #429

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Osman Ahmed about treatment algorithms and new technologies for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleed embolization. Dr. Ahmed is an interventional radiologist at the University of Chicago.

Episode #426

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Neil Khilnani about the management of pelvic venous disorders, focusing on embolization practices for treating conditions such as chronic pelvic pain and pelvic venous syndrome. Dr. Khilnani is an interventional radiologist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Episode #425

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Ramsey Al-Hakim about the inception and journey of Auxetics, a med-tech company innovating in the vein stent market. Dr. Al-Hakim is the co-founder of Auxetics and the Section Chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Episode #423

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. John Qiao about exploration of physicians’ role in medical innovation, particularly among interventional radiologists.

Episode #419

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Ilan Rzadkowolsky-Raoli about his experience of being diagnosed with a large saddle embolus and subsequently being treated by his best friend, Dr. Ripal Gandhi. Dr. Rzadkowolsky-Raoli is an interventional radiologist at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Episode #417

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Thomas Sullivan about the findings from a recent survey exploring the reasons behind professional job changes among interventional radiologists. Dr. Sullivan is the Assistant Program Director of Diagnostic and Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency programs at Wake Forest University.

Episode #408

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts is joined by interventional cardiologists Dr. Sameh Sayfo (Baylor Scott & White in Plano, TX) and Dr. Nicolas Shammas (Cardiovascular Medicine in Davenport, IA) for a discussion about critical limb ischemia (CLI) and the use of lasers in below-the-knee (BTK) treatment.

Episode #399

VI

In this episode of The Backtable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and guests Dr. Mahmood Razavi and Dr. Mark Garcia discuss the intricacies of owning and operating an outpatient-based lab (OBL). Dr. Razavi and Dr. Garcia are practicing interventional radiologists at Vascular and Interventional Specialists of Orange County (California) and American Vascular Associates (Florida), respectively.

Episode #396

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, hosts Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Chris Beck discuss their Mediport removal workflows and the common challenges of a port removal procedure.

Episode #395

VI

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Sameh Sayfo discuss radial to peripheral interventions, also known as R2P. Dr. Sayfo is an interventional cardiologist and the program director of the endovascular fellowship at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas.

Episode #391

VI

In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Jose Silva invite interventional radiologist Dr. Jamil Muasher to highlight the potential that interventional radiologists possess in offering prostate biopsy work alongside Urology colleagues.

Episode #388

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Rehan Quadri about the impact of intra-procedural arterial monitoring via sheath technology. Dr. Quadri is a practicing interventional radiologist at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

Episode #385

VI

In this episode of BackTable, Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts explore the benefits of transitioning to an office-based Lab (OBL) with guest Dr. Donald Garbett.

Episode #384

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Syed Hussain and interventional radiologist Dr. Omar Saleh about new innovations in closure devices.

Episode #381

VI

In this episode, interventional radiologists Dr. Aaron Fritts, Dr. Vishal Kumar, and Dr. Chris Beck discuss types of sedation for IR procedures.

Episode #369

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Maureen Kohi and Dr. Niten Singh on the VIVA Foundation’s multidisciplinary approach to advancing vascular medicine.

Episode #368

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Krishna Mannava engage in a discussion with Dr. Bret Wiechmann about a concerning trend in the field—insurance denials for critical limb ischemia (CLI) interventions.

Episode #367

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Aaron Kovaleski on good old-fashioned TV and radio marketing. Aaron is an interventional radiologist and founder of Endovascular Consultants of Colorado, who has found success in using tried and true methods of advertising to grow his practice.

Episode #366

VI

In this episode, host Aaron Fritts is joined by Teri Yates, CEO of Accountable Physician Advisors, who offers essential guidance for successfully establishing and managing Office-Based Labs (OBLs).

Episode #363

VI

In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts is joined by Dr. Pranav Moudgil, a new IR graduate who has just completed his first IR job search. Today’s discussion revolves around the job landscape for recent interventional radiology graduates.

Articles Featuring Dr. Aaron Fritts

Obsidio Embolic in Lower GI Bleeds: Applications & Advantages

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleed embolization is a minimally invasive technique used to stop life-threatening bleeds under image guidance. During this procedure, choice of embolic is case-specific with different embolics serving different functions. Learn more about the current and future state of embolization devices for lower GI bleeds, including the emerging role of Obsidio injectable solid embolic.

Lower GI Bleed Embolization Procedure Walkthrough

GI bleed embolization is a procedure used to help control bleeding in emergent and non-emergent cases of gastrointestinal (GI hemorrhage. Lower GI bleed cases can prove challenging even for a seasoned interventional radiologist.

Port Removal Procedure: Ins and Outs

Port removal is a common procedure amongst interventional radiologists. In order to minimize risk of infection and ensure a speedy recovery, it is important to understand how to successfully perform this routine procedure as a budding IR.

Port Removal Surgery: Strategies for Difficult Cases & Infected Sites

Port removals are often a time for celebration for patients as well as providers. However, ports can sometimes become infected or encased in granulation tissue.

Catheter Selection for Cannulating Branches of the Aorta

Interventional radiologists Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Shelly Bhanot explain how to select the optimal catheter when cannulating the base catheter within branches of the thoracic and lumbar aorta.

Catheter Selection & Advanced Cannulation Techniques in Challenging IR Cases

Interventional radiologists Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Shelly Bhanot explain how to troubleshoot proper catheter selection when approaching challenging cases and cannulating more distal arteries.

OBL & ASC Business: Starting Up & Navigating Market Forces

Developing confident financial projections, overseeing major construction projects, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements are among the major challenges of starting up a new interventional practice.

OBL & ASC Business: Common Operating Pitfalls of Private Practices

Private OBLs and ASCs can be risky ventures, and are subject to a number of business challenges. Common pitfalls include finding and keeping referrals, a lack of awareness of political, financial, and business pressures associated with independent practice, and administrative hiring.

OBL & ASC Business: Personnel & Staffing

Developing confident financial projections, overseeing major construction projects, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements are among the major challenges of starting up a new interventional practice.

Arterial Dissection Treatment with Tacks

Arterial dissections can occur after lower extremity arterial angioplasty procedures. Common methods of arterial dissection treatment include stents or Tacks, with stents being the more prevalent option. Learn more!

Tacks vs Stents For Arterial Dissection Treatment

The Tack Endovascular System is a newer device that functions similarly to a stent, but with key differences that may make it more appropriate for treating arterial dissections in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) or the proximal popliteal artery.

Splenic Embolization Procedure Techniques, Tools & Efficiency

Splenic embolization procedure for trauma management requires knowledge of embolic agents and patient arterial vasculature, especially for grade-three severity cases. Learn more!

Splenic Artery Embolization Procedure Considerations

Splenic artery embolization can be used to treat non-emergent splenic trauma, such as hypersplenism and splenic artery aneurysms. Learn more about this treatment and post-procedure patient care.

Splenic Trauma Grading & Management: Embolization vs Surgery

Splenic trauma grading and management play a crucial role in determining the therapeutic approach. They result from blunt-force trauma and are graded under the AAST guidelines, ranging from minor spleen lacerations to complete revascularization. Learn more!

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.

Get Connected

Thank you for listening! If you have a question for Dr. Aaron Fritts about a topic discussed on the BackTable VI Podcast, you can get in touch with this form. Please note that our contributors are not able to respond to every inquiry.

Select which show(s) you would like to subscribe to:

Thanks! Message sent.

Disclaimer: The Materials available on BackTable.com are for informational and educational purposes only and are not a substitute for the professional judgment of a healthcare professional in diagnosing and treating patients. The opinions expressed by participants of the BackTable Podcast belong solely to the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of BackTable.

backtable-earn-free-cme.jpg
backtable-plus-vi-cta.jpg

Podcasts

Creative Solutions to OBL Misadventures with Dr. Omar Saleh and Dr. Mike Watts on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Pulmera’s Journey From Concept to Clinical Impact with Dr. Bryan Hartley on the BackTable VI Podcast)
AI in Medicine: Navigating the New Frontier with Confidence with Dr. Matthew Lungren on the BackTable VI Podcast)
OBL or ASC for Your Private Practice? How to Decide with Teri Yates on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Tackling Upper GI Bleeds: Techniques & Tools with Dr. Osman Ahmed on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Iliofemoral Stenting: Decision-Making & Best Practices Explored with Dr. Kush Desai and Dr. Steven Abramowitz on the BackTable VI Podcast)

Topics

Adrenal Vein Sampling Procedure & Results
Learn about Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) on BackTable VI
Bone Marrow Biopsy Procedure Overview
Learn about Gastroenterology on BackTable VI
Hydronephrosis Condition Overview
Learn about Interventional Pulmonology on BackTable VI

More Contributors

Dr. Christopher Beck on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Christopher Beck

Anish Parikh on the BackTable VI Podcast

Anish Parikh

bottom of page