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Dr. Brooke Spencer on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Brooke Spencer

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Brooke Spencer is an interventional radiologist at the Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists (MIPS) group in Denver, CO. View Dr. Brooke Spencer's full profile here.

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Ep 337 Management of Vulvar Varices with Dr. Brooke Spencer
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About Dr. Brooke Spencer

Dr. Elizabeth “Brooke” Spencer is an interventional radiologist and serves as the Medical Director and CEO of Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spencer has been Chairman of Radiology and Interventional Radiology at Littleton Adventist Hospital for many years. Prior to serving in this role, she was on staff and served as Medical Director (2011-2015) of the RIA Endovascular Clinic.

Dr. Spencer has been treating complex venous diseases for 22 years. She has performed more than 7000 venous interventions including IVC iliac vein and femoral popliteal venous recanalizations, superficial vein treatments, and treatments for pelvic pain. Her passion for the treatment of deep venous disease has extended into current research investigations to develop a better understanding of pelvic venous disease and chronic pelvic pain in women.

E Brooke Spencer, MD, FSIR received recognition as “Best Doctors” in the Denver Business Journal’s August 7-13, 2015 edition.

Dr. Spencer was voted into Fellowship of the Society of Interventional Radiology (a high honor) for her contributions to the field.

Dr. Spencer has been a principal investigator on several research projects over the years, has multiple publications, and is a dedicated educator, speaking at society meetings across the country. She has been president of the Western Angiographic and Interventional Society, serves in the venous service line for the Society of Interventional Radiology, and was a founding member of the non-profit organization the Interventional Initiative (The ii). The ii was formed to provide patient education on high-level minimally invasive image-guided procedures that can replace surgery. She was featured in the first of a series of 12 documentaries. She also has founded SAFIRE a non–profit to promote research and education in pelvic venous disease and chronic DVT.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Brooke Spencer

Episode #337


In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Brooke Spencer about management of pelvic venous disease, endovascular therapies for pelvic varices, and important considerations for treating patients with complex and chronic pain.

Episode #33


Dr. Brooke Spencer gets into the pearls and pitfalls of building a comprehensive vein practice, including a detailed discussion on the treatment of May-Thurner and Pelvic Congestion syndrome.

Articles Featuring Dr. Brooke Spencer

Endovascular stent placement in venous disease

The vessel size and degree of vascular stenosis varies from patient-to-patient, which complicates the sizing and placement of endovascular stents. From vascular imaging to intraoperative stent deployment, Dr. Brooke Spencer discusses ways to improve stent placement in difficult cases of chronic venous disease.

Pelvic congestion syndrome treatment

Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is characterized by chronic pelvic pain due to pelvic venous insufficiency and the subsequent development of pelvic and ovarian varicosities. Dr. Brooke Spencer discusses the complexities of pelvic congestion syndrome treatment and PCS symptoms.

Devices used to treat chronic venous disease

Successful treatment of chronic venous obstruction requires operator skill and optimal equipment utilization. In episode 33 of the BackTable podcast, Dr. Brooke Spencer discusses her go-to catheter choice, techniques for catheter and guidewire manipulation, and tips for crossing difficult chronic venous obstructions.

Medical image of a deep vein treated in a comprehensive vein practice

Building a vein practice requires knowledge and skills beyond the treatment of venous disease. Vein expert Dr. Spencer discusses where to start when treating patients with venous disease, when to take charge as a diagnostician, and why interventional radiologists need to start managing their patients perioperatively.

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