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Dr. Kumar Madassery on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Kumar Madassery

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Kumar Madassery is a practicing interventional radiologist with Rush University in Chicago.

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Ep 113 Below-Ankle Interventions with Dr. Kumar Madassery
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Kumar Madassery

Episode #175

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CLI fighters Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Sabeen Dhand discuss their approach to treating calcified arteries below the knee, including looking at newer technologies and choosing the appropriate device to effect real durable change to the calcified wall.

Episode #113

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Dr. Sabeen Dhand and Dr. Kumar Madassery discuss the importance of below-ankle interventions in limb salvage, including patient selection, technique, and a patient-centered longitudinal care plan.

Episode #21

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Vertebral augmentation with special guests Venu Vadlamudi, MD, RPVI of Alexandria CVIR and Sreekumar Madassery MD of Rush VIR. This week our IR's talk practice building, techniques, and equipment, as well a candid discussion of vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty.

Episode #9

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On Episode 9 of the BackTable podcast: Listen to the Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Sabeen Dhand discuss their PAD practices and the story behind the #stopthechop hashtag.

Articles Featuring Dr. Kumar Madassery

Procedural equipment used to treat peripheral arterial disease

Choosing the appropriate procedural equipment can be daunting due to the breadth of options available. Dr. Dhand and Dr. Madassery discuss guidewire choices, balloon sizing for angioplasty, and more when treating peripheral arterial disease.

Medical image of peripheral artery disease

Anesthesia choice and intraprocedural anticoagulation are critical for optimal patient outcomes. Dr. Sabeen Dhand and Dr. Kumar Madassery discuss their preferences for managing sedation and anticoagulation in lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients.

Medical image of peripheral artery disease showing arteries in red

Vascular access decisions should be tailored to the location of disease burden in patients with peripheral arterial disease. PAD experts Dr. Sabeen Dhand and Dr. Kumar Madassery review their tips and techniques for surgical access and end points when treating peripheral arterial disease.

Multidisciplinary team of physicians discussing peripheral artery disease treatment approach

From podiatry to interventional radiology, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is managed by numerous medical specialties. A multidisciplinary approach to treating PAD gives patients the best surgical options and ultimately creates opportunities for IRs to take on new cases.

Balloon technology treating peripheral artery disease

There are numerous modalities available to characterize and treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Sabeen Dhand highlight their preferred techniques, covering imaging, atherectomy, drug coated balloons, and stenting.

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

Treating Below the Knee Calcium with Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Sabeen Dhand on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Below-Ankle Interventions with Dr. Kumar Madassery on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Vertebral Augmentation with Dr. Venu Vadlamudi and Dr. Kumar Madassery on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Hashtag StopTheChop with Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Sabeen Dhand on the BackTable VI Podcast)
New Tools to Treat Severe Distal Femoropopliteal Disease with Dr. John Rundback on the BackTable VI Podcast)

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Peripheral Artery Disease Condition Overview

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