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Dr. Frank Arko

Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Frank Arko is a practicing Vascular Surgeon and the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ep 351 Discussing the Recent NYT Article with Dr. Frank Arko and Dr. Saher Sabri
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Episode #351


In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Saher Sabri and vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Arko about their perspectives on a July 2023 New York Times article about the ethics of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment in outpatient based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

Episode #142


Interventional Radiologist Sabeen Dhand talks with Vascular Surgeon Frank Arko about endovascular treatment of Type B Aortic Dissections (TBAD), including patient selection, appropriate sizing, and complications to avoid.

Articles Featuring Dr. Frank Arko

Aortic dissection complications during treatment

The three main aortic dissection complications during treatments include stroke, spinal cord ischemia, and spinal cord paralysis. This is important to note as these complications can extend hospital stays and contributes to higher mortality amongst patients.

CT of aortic dissection types

Aortic dissection types can be classified depending on the location of the intimal tear, extent of involvement of the aorta, and duration of time from initial clinical presentation. Aortic dissection classifications can dictate medical management and surgical versus endovascular treatment.

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Discussing the Recent NYT Article with Dr. Frank Arko and Dr. Saher Sabri on the BackTable VI Podcast)
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