Dr. Nathan Aranson a vascular surgeon at Virginia Mason in Seattle helps us break down some of the high yield questions you can expect to see regarding vascular surgery on the ABSITE.
If you have ABSITE tips feel free to send them our way. (Kevin@behindtheknife.org)
Up next will be some of our basic science topics.
Finally getting started with our Absite Review Series! We plan to hit on many of the highly tested topics for each system. Not a comprehensive review, but should certainly get you a few more points come test day!
Starting off with the Esophagus!!
Send us what you want to hear since we don't have any particular order to our review series! Also if you have recommendations regarding the format of our review, please also send them our way as well!
The American Board of Surgery (the people who give the exam) heard all of the hype around our mock oral episodes, and offered to join us on the podcast to answer any of our questions.
Tweet us more questions if you have them and we will get them answered.
The Shouldice Hernia clinic is a world famous hospital near Toronto Canada that only performs hernia surgery. We dive in deep to the specifics of their clinic, their hernia repair and how they have such great outcomes with their chief of surgery Dr. Claude Burul.
Here is a video of Shouldice repair, though not performed at the Shouldice clinic so there are slightly different techniques seen here than you will hear described in the podcast.
On this episode of BTK we put new residents under the knife with Dr. Drew Shirley proctoring.
Dr. Shirley is an Assistant Professor of the Division Surgical Oncology at THE Ohio State University.
He is joined by Dr. Kara Rossfeldt an R4 at Ohio State and also Dr. Amy Gore an R4 at Rutgers. Thanks again to our brave volunteers and also Dr. Shirley for taking time out of his busy schedule to help present a few great scenarios!
Listen to see if you can conquer the scenario!
Dr. Shirin Towfigh is a renowned hernia surgeon in Los Angeles and is currently the president of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center.
Check out a great resource for patients with hernias
Dr. William Hope is the current president of the Americas Hernia Society and an Associate Professor at UNC Wilmington.
Dr. Christian Jones walks two brave surgery residents, Sarah Bryczkowski and David Strosberg, through mock oral scenarios on trauma and acute care surgery.
If you are a brave resident and want to volunteer tweet at us or email us.
Oral Boards Part Deux!
This week on BTK we sit down again with Dr. Blatnik and run through some realistic oral board scenarios. We take our shot at two unique scenarios each and then Dr. Blatnik gives his excellent analysis afterwards.
Next week we plan to have two additional scenarios (maybe some guest residents??) to help listeners through the daunting process and allow them to become familiar with this important milestone in their surgical career.
Disclaimer: These scenarios are not associated with ABS and the oral board exam. We received permission from the ABS to do this specific podcast. Please email us with any questions!
Dr. Blatnik from Washington University in St. Louis breaks down his approach to dominating the oral boards.
Dr. Emad Kandil breaks down the management of thyroid nodules, from diagnosis to surgical management. He also discusses his path in becoming a US surgeon after being a foreign medical graduate. Additionally he discusses his experience in pushing the technology of robotic thyroid surgery in the US.
Matt Chia takes us through the specifics on matching into an integrated residency.
In Part 1 of our discussion on dual physician marriages, these two married, medical professionals describe the ups and down, ins and outs, and give us recommendations regarding how to navigate the often chaotic world of a dual physician (or dual professional) relationship.
Please join us on this unique podcast discussing a topic that is not commonly discussed despite being an important aspect of many medical professionals!
Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute.
Pauravi Vasavada, MD serves as the Assistant Professor of Radiology at CWRU School of Medicine University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital Cleveland an she is also the Division Head of Pediatric radiology.
Our next episode on this topic will be released soon!
This week on BTK, we sit down with guest Dr. Steven Curley and return guest (and prior fellow of Dr. Curley's) Dr. Vance Sohn to discuss another interesting topic in the world of surgical oncology. Dr. Steven Curley is an exceptional surgeon and academic resulting in an excellent interview.
In this podcast he discusses his research in nanoparticles and radio-frequency devices. He then dives into a discussion on management of colorectal liver metastasis and finally he walks us through his "1 Hour Hepatectomy."
A few more upcoming surgical oncology topics coming your way in the near future! Send us any ideas that you have!
All you need to know apply and interview well for a residency or fellowship.
Dr. Howard Ross a general surgery program director from Temple University and Dr. Bradley Champagne a colorectal fellowship director from Case Western Reserve University discuss the keys to matching into a residency or fellowship.
Karan Chhabra joins us to break down how to match into a top general surgery program.
Next week we will discuss how to match into an integrated program.
The following week we will discuss how to interview and match into fellowship.
This week on BTK we are joined by Dr. Darrell Cass from Texas Children's Hospital. We dive into an unfamiliar and very interesting topic on fetal surgery to include Dr. Cass' experiences with conjoined twins and "everyday" intrauterine surgery. Dr. Cass not only describes this topic in great detail, but does so in a way that allows listeners to truly understand the technical, ethical, and social aspects of the procedure! We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we did recording it!
Also, we are consolidating all of the episode recommendations we have been receiving and starting to work through them one by one. Keep sending them our way!!
Repeat guest, accomplished surgeon and Pulitzer prize nominee Dr. Charles Brunicardi joins BTK once again to discuss his exceptional background. Dr. Brunicardi talks on how he balanced the world of medicine and still pursued his other passion of musical art and acting!
He dives into his current research on genomics, tips and tricks on pancreatic mass enucleation, and how music still changes his life.
Dr. Brunicardi is an intriguing man and great speaker. We hope you enjoy!
Check out the ACS website on operation give back! http://www.operationgivingback.facs.org/
Download Legends of Surgery
This is our second podcast on the topic of Global Surgery. During this episode, we talk with Dr. Robert Riviello from Brigham and Women's hospital on his experiences with global surgery and even more specifically Dr. Riviello's dedication to the specialty, which also, indirectly, includes his family. We are sure you will be impressed with him just as much as we were while interviewing!
Send your suggestions our way if you have them!
A long awaited episode this week on Global Surgery. World renown global surgeons John Meara and Mark Shrime join us to talk about the evolving world of Global Surgery including its past, present and future! This new and evolving specialty is taking hold in the General Surgery world and these gentlemen and leading the cause.
Listen to the end because Dr. Meara then gives a great outline on the Lancet Commission and the "Bellweather Procedures" that everyone interested in Global Surgery should know!
We have one other global surgery episode with Dr. Reviello that we will publish in the near future and hopefully more to come!
Keep sending your suggestions our way!!
Dr. Flum is a board-certified general surgeon whose areas of particular expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders; advanced laparoscopy; biliary tract disorders; complex abdominal wall hernias; and bariatric surgery for the treatment of diabetes. He is also an Associate Chair of Research and the Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).
Dr. Marcello is a leader in colorectal surgery. He had a large part in advancing laparoscopic surgery and is now advancing the field of laparoendoscopic surgery. He gives a very practical interview that is entertaining, and inspiring. Enjoy!
Please welcome guest host Avery Walker, who is about to start a fellowship at Ochsner Clinic in colorectal surgery.
Dr. Peter Marcello is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine and a Staff Surgeon at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts. Peter was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received an M.D. degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. His general surgery training was conducted at the Deaconess–Harvard Surgical Service in Boston. This included a 1-year research fellowship at Lahey Clinic. His clinical fellowship in colon and rectal surgery was also performed at the Lahey Hitchcock Clinic, and this was followed by a 1-year Pelvic Floor Research Fellowship at Lahey. He then joined the colon and rectal surgery staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. After 2 years at Cleveland, Peter returned to the Colon and Rectal Surgery Department at Lahey. He is board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 2: Dr. Gary Timmerman
Experienced rural/academic surgeon Dr. Gary Timmerman joins us for the second half of our podcast on rural surgery. He discusses how he got involved with rural surgery and why he is still in love with surgery today. He also touches on some great points on why its important to emphasize rural surgery in medical training as well as how we make sure these smaller hospital centers can provide equivalent care to the large hospital centers around the country.
Enjoy and send any other suggestions our way!
Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 1: Dr. Tyler Hughes
Our goal for this two part episode on rural surgery is to give listeners insight into the practice of surgery in rural setting. Many find this area of surgery foreign as many medical schools don't emphasize rural surgery in their curriculum and many academic teaching facilities are focused in urban areas with little exposure to this world.
Dr. Tyler Hughes walks us through his career from moving from a metro area to small town USA and why he decided to stick around. More importantly, we also discuss the need for rural surgeons and the advantages/disadvantages of practicing in this environment.
We hope it is as eye opening for you as it was for us!
Next week we will talk with Dr. Gary Timmerman on his experiences in rural surgery. Enjoy!
Dr. As Beekley is currently a Trauma/Bariatric surgeon (yes, thats correct) at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a military trained surgeon and deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan. In this interview, Dr. Beekley walks us through some of his most memorable experiences including taking care of one high-profile patient.
He then discusses with us how these experiences have changed and altered his practice during his time in the military and moving forward to civilian life.
As a bonus, Dr. Beekley walks us through his version of a trauma laparotomy!
Almost like a story unfolding, this podcast is certainly unique to our show! Enjoy!