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Dr. Michael Barraza
Dr. Michael Barraza is a practicing interventional radiologist (and all around great guy) with Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA.
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radioembolization (Y90) have individualized roles in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Justin Lee and Dr. Terence Gade discuss which patients are best suited for TACE versus Y90, as well as the advantages and disadvantages for each intervention.
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