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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 244 Learning an OBL Practice Before Going All In with Dr. Ali Alikhani
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Aaron Fritts

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.

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.

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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