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Dr. Michael Barraza on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Michael Barraza

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Michael Barraza is a practicing interventional radiologist (and all around great guy) with Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA.

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

Ep 441 Chilling Solutions: Cryoneurolysis in Clinical Practice with Dr. Aron Chary
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About Dr. Michael Barraza

Dr. Barraza spearheads strategic direction of BackTable and is a regular host of our podcast. Identifying the vast potential for BackTable as a one-stop hub to support his specialty, he volunteered as a consultant before officially joining the BackTable team in mid-2017. Dr. Barraza is a practicing interventional radiologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Outside of work, Dr. Barraza likes to do more work, make/raise kids, and create fantastic podcasts.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Michael Barraza

Episode #441

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In this episode, Dr. Aron Chary provides an in-depth look into endovascular and minimally invasive treatments for pain management, specifically focusing on cryoneurolysis. He shares his experience of implementing the technology for both benign and malignant conditions in an independent private practice setting.

Episode #428

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes about the advantages and implementation of radial access in interventional radiology. Dr. Guimaraes is a vascular and interventional radiologist from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Episode #421

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Brian Holly about different surgical scenarios relating to biliary interventions. Dr. Holly is a practicing interventional radiologist and Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Episode #416

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Charles Nutting about prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in the outpatient-based lab (OBL) setting. Dr. Nutting is an interventional radiologist at Endovascular Consultants in Lone Tree, Colorado. The doctors discuss procedure techniques, patient selection, follow-up care, and benefits of the OBL environment over the hospital.

Episode #413

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This week on the BackTable Podcast, Dr. Darren Klass shares his experiences in the treatment of aortic dissections. Dr. Klass is an interventional radiologist at the University of British Columbia.

Episode #398

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In this episode of The Backtable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza and guest Dr. Brandon St. Amant have an in-depth discussion about QGenda, an online scheduling solution. Both doctors practice interventional radiology at Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Episode #387

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In this episode of BackTable, host Dr. Michael Barraza is joined by Dr. Nainesh Parikh from Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Parikh has worked extensively on prostate artery embolizations (PAE), having performed around 250 PAEs since joining Moffitt in 2017. The conversation delves into the multifaceted applications of PAE, with a specific focus on its role in prostate cancer.

Episode #371

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Aaron Bress about transverse sinus stenting for benign intracranial hypertension.

Episode #361

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In this episode, our host Michael Barazza interviews Dr. Jafar Golzarian, interventional radiologist at the University of Minnesota, about intra-arterial and percutaneous treatment of giant hepatic hemangiomas.

Episode #354

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In this episode, co-hosts Dr. Aaron Fritts, Dr. Michael Barraza, and Dr. Eric J. Keller discuss social media ethics in medicine.

Episode #350

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Zola N’Dandu, an interventional cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center in Louisiana, about building a successful critical limb ischemia (CLI) program.

Episode #347

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In this episode, co-hosts Drs. Ally Baheti and Mike Barraza interview Dr. Ted Wen of Texas Radiology Associates and Dhruv Chopra of Collaborative Imaging about perspectives and helpful technology when managing an independent radiology practice.

Episode #346

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barazza interviews Dr. John Smirniotopoulos about genicular nerve ablation, an innovative treatment option for the management of osteoarthritis.

Episode #344

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In this episode, Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Justin Guan about the SIR Global IR training network.

Episode #327

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Stephen Hunt about building a pain practice, including his nerve ablation technique, how to obtain referrals, and why it is one of the most rewarding procedures that he does.

Episode #289

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Rehan Quadri, interventional radiologist, about the definition, indications and techniques for treating clot in transit.

Episode #286

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In this episode, our host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Drs. Jawad Hussain and Alan Sag about how they implemented thyroid artery embolization into their respective private and academic practices.

Episode #280

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Samdeep Mouli about controversies in prostate artery embolization, including technique, durability, and how we can leverage the data to unite IRs and establish PAE as standard of care.

Episode #277

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In this episode, co-hosts Drs. Ally Baheti and Mike Barraza interview diagnostic radiologist and blogger Dr. Ben White, who speaks about private equity (PE) ownership of radiology practices, the nationwide radiologist shortage, and advice for navigating job offers.

Episode #266

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews interventional radiologist Dr. David Johnson about practice building in an IR/DR group, including factors that make a good job, and how he formed one of the largest PAE practices in the Southeast.

Episode #259

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Doug Hidlay about how he has built a solo IR practice in rural Virginia, including how he got equipment, employees and referrals to build a busy and diverse 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 #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 #228

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Kyle Cooper, interventional radiologist and Dr. Tahmeed Contractor, electrophysiologist about how IR and EP work together at their institution, including how they perform complex pacer lead removals, and how the have embraced collaboration over competition.

Articles Featuring Dr. Michael Barraza

Management of Clot in Transit: Challenges & Solutions

Through the lens of different case studies, Dr. Rehan Quadri underscores critical elements to successfully treating clot in transit, including pre-procedural planning and equipment competency. He also dives into two common challenges when treating clot in transit: concomitant pulmonary embolism and shunts.

Prostatic Artery Embolization: Standardization of Advanced Techniques

Variety in prostatic artery embolization (PAE) procedure techniques, such as catheter choice, endpoints, particle sizes, and use of coils or liquids can lead to inconsistent procedure outcomes. Interventional radiologist Dr. Sam Mouli explains his techniques and recommendations to better standardize prostatic artery embolization in practice.

Clot in Transit: Definition, Diagnosis & Decision Making

Dr. Rehan Quadri discusses the indications for treating patients with, what he calls, “clot in transit”. Using real examples from his experiences as a new attending at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Quadri outlines the clinical course for patients with clot in transit, from diagnosis to management.

PAE Procedure Workup: The Role of Uroflow and Pre-Procedural Imaging

The rapid evolution of the PAE procedure has led to the utilization of various pre-procedural practices. Questionnaires, Uroflow, CT, MRI, and cone beam CT have been used, among other tools, to work up patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and plan treatment. Learn more about PAE procedure workup.

PAE Prostate Procedure: The Case for Early Intervention

Interventional radiologist Dr. Sam Mouli shares his view on the role of the PAE prostate procedure in the treatment of BPH, and explains when the PAE prostate procedure may be appropriate as a first-line therapy.

Intracranial stenosis

When facing a complicated case of intracranial stenosis, should recanalization be attempted even if the procedure seems unlikely to be successful? Due to the safety of mechanical thrombectomy, even for complicated intracranial stenosis cases, many operators now recommend intervention and aggressive post-procedural management.

Stroke stent retriever device Cerenovus Nimbus geometric clot extractor

The stent retriever and aspiration catheter are common tools for stroke thrombectomy, yet the indications for which is better is often ambiguous. Dr. Hannes Nordmeyer and Dr. Matthew Gounis advise on how to choose your procedure kit and discuss new technologies for tough fibrin rich clots, including the Cerenovus Nimbus.

Balloon kyphoplasty on fluoroscopy

In this article, we address when to select balloon kyphoplasty over vertebroplasty, different balloon access techniques, and how to deploy the ideal amount of kyphoplasty cement filling.

CT scan of patient being prepped for vertebral compression fracture treatment

This article aims to help you guide your patient through their pain while discussing the hows, whens, and whats of vertebral compression fracture treatment.

Minuteman placement to treat the spine

Interventional musculoskeletal radiologist Dr. Douglas Beall is a pioneer in MSK and spine intervention. Through continued innovation, he has expanded the boundaries of minimally invasive MSK/spine therapies, offering an expansive variety of procedures that are too numerous for us to list.

Discoplasty and vertebral augmentation

Interventional radiologist Dr. Douglas Beall discusses how he implements new methods into spine intervention practice as well as the benefits of innovation both for patients and IR professionals.

Medtronic OsteoCool Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure Set-Up for Treating Bone Metastases

The importance of cementoplasty after RF ablation and how RF ablation with cementoplasty compares with radiation and combination therapy.

Radiofrequency ablation of a spinal lesion with Medtronic's OsteoCool

RF ablation for the palliative treatment of painful spinal lesions, highlighting patient selection, goals of therapy, and follow-up care.

Stiff Glide Wire for TIPS

Imaging work-up prior to elective TIPS procedure, preferred tools for executing TIPS, and TIPS technique.

Catheter placement for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) practices, patient selection, TIPS alternatives, and adjunctive therapy.

Inari FlowTriever prodedure showing a pigtail catheter placement for the removal of pulmonary embolus

The Inari FlowTriever is the first mechanical thrombectomy system indicated for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. Dr. Tu and Dr. Tummala discuss how to use it and their techniques.

Mechanical Thrombectomy Pulmonary Embolism

The treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) continues to evolve. We discuss risk stratification and examine the role of a pulmonary embolism mechanical thrombectomy for treatment.

Physicians using IVUS to treat pelvic congestion syndrome

As awareness for pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) increases, the optimal utility of imaging and catheter directed therapies for these conditions remains in question. Vascular experts, Dr. Michael Cumming and Dr. Mark Lessne, discuss the roles of IVUS and CT venography when diagnosing and treating PCS.

IVUS used in the operating room to treat arterial and venous disease

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a versatile device used for both arterial and venous applications. In episode 52 of the BackTable podcast, Dr. Michael Cumming and Dr. Mark Lessne discuss indications for IVUS, false positives to watch out for, and why IVUS is a valuable tool for diagnosing central venous pathology.

Office-based lab (OBL) recovery room

Between office-based labs (OBL), ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals, patients are treated in various settings by endovascular specialists across the country. In this episode of the BackTable podcast, Dr. Mary Costantino talks about the benefits and drawbacks of working in an OBL compared to a hospital.

Office-based lab (OBL) procedure room

An office-based lab is a practice model that is becoming more frequent amongst interventional radiologists across the country. Learn about financing to contract negotiations.

IVC filter over-the-wire placement on medical imaging

The OTW technique for IVC filter placement was designed to improve the deployment and positioning of IVC filters while minimizing procedure complications. Dr. Mobley discusses filter stabilization techniques, periprocedural insight, and preferred vascular access sites for OTW IVC filter deployment.

Argon Option ELITE IVC Filter

IVC filters are used prophylactically in patients with contraindications to anticoagulants in order to prevent pulmonary embolism. Dr. David Mobley discusses over-the-wire (OTW) IVC filter placement techniques using the Argon Option ELITE filter, and why this technique helps to minimize tilting complications.

Surefire infusion catheter for pressure directed therapy

Effective drug delivery systems attempt to maximize homogeneous distribution of the respective agent to the entire tumor to induce cytotoxicity and tumor necrosis. Dr. Justin Lee and Dr. Terence Gade discuss how pressure-directed therapy improves drug delivery to areas of tumor burden in cases of HCC.

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Podcasts

Chilling Solutions: Cryoneurolysis in Clinical Practice with Dr. Aron Chary on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Radial Access Evolution: Clinical Perspectives & Insights from the RAVI Registry with Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes on the BackTable VI Podcast)
A Deep Dive into Biliary Interventions with Dr. Brian Holly on the BackTable VI Podcast)
PAE in the OBL with Dr. Charles Nutting on the BackTable VI Podcast)
TBAD Management: Best Practices in Aortic Dissection with Dr. Darren Klass 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)

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