This week on Behind the Knife we bring you well-known surgeon Dr. Freischlag who currently is the Vice
Dr. Freischlag walks us from beginning to end her career in medicine and teaches us how resiliency and persistence are two of the most important factors that an aspiring surgeon must have.
Happy Holidays to all!!
Dr. Pruitt is a true surgery legend. With experience as a combat hospital commander in Vietnam and with over 40 years of experience treating burn patients, and advancing the science of burns. He was also the editor of the Journal of Trauma for 18 years. This episode is packed full of insight from a surgeon who has impacted the lives of many.
This week on BTK we give our listens we present interviews from leaders in bariatric surgery at the recent Obesity Week held in LA this past November. For those unable to attend, the conference was filled with new innovative techniques and presented research from around the world. Also, this year there were multiple live surgeries performed.
We interview Drs. Aurora Pryor, Phillip Schauer, Natan Zundel, Daniel Jones, Andrea Pakula, and finally Dr. Harvey Sugerman. They all give their unique take on the conference and the can't miss events!
BTK will also be covering the Academic Surgical Congress in February and the Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery conference in March! We plan to bring you live updates from both of these!
Dr. Ernest "Gene" Moore the editor of The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery discusses how he approaches the coagulopathic trauma patient and his experience with splenic salvage.
Dr. Jeff Hardacre at CWRU and trained under Dr. Cameron at Hopkins, discusses the often confusing topic of cholangiocarcinoma.
He gives us a great rundown of the work-up, disease process, and approach to treatment. Finally, Dr. Hardacre shares some tips that could help almost all of us intraoperatively.
Such a great discussion!!!
Dr. James Fleshman gives a in-depth author's perspective on the newly published trial in JAMA titled..
"Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection of Stage II or III Rectal Cancer on Pathologic Outcomes. The ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial."
Not a better way to review an article than to hear it directly from the author himself!
Dr. Eidt a vascular surgeon of Baylor takes us through his workup and surgical management of acute limb ischemia.
Dr. John Eidt a vascular surgeon talks about how to improve surgical education.
Tune in in a few weeks when we will publish the rest of Dr. Eidt's interview where he walks us through the surgical management of peripheral artery disease.
Check out his YouTube!
How to do a gracilis flap by Dr. John Eidt
This special episode is dedicated to the late Dr. Carolyn Kaelin. Dr. Kaelin was a surgical oncologist in the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber and director of the Breast Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).
Please join Dr. Andrea Merrill and BTK in honoring Dr. Kaelin through multiple testaments from previous coworkers and friends. In order of interview on the podcast:
Mehra Golshan, MD
Mary Knust Graichen, NP
Esther Rhei, MD
Michael Zinner, MD
Dr. George Velmahos at MGH discusses his account of the Boston marathon bombings and how that day's events has changed today's mass casualty response in Boston.
In addition, Dr. Velmahos touches on surgical nutrition, ventilator and long-term airway management, and gives us excellent tips and tricks on penetrating neck injuries!
A very interesting podcast interviewing an amazing surgeon!!
Dr. William B. Long specializes in trauma surgery. He is the father of Oregon’s state-wide system of trauma and the ACS/COT-designated level 1 Trauma Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, in Portland, Oregon, where he served until recently as Trauma Medical Director for nearly 35 years.
Trained in general and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Maryland and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Dr. Long revolutionized trauma care on the west coast of the United States by establishing an infrastructure that would support technically advanced ways of restoring function. He has also pioneered numerous surgical innovations.
This week we bring you a special episode to track the current ACS Clinical Congress in Chicago. We (Kevin, Jason, and John) couldn't attend, but Dr. Steele is in attendance and gave up us some highlights thus far. He also got us hooked up with Dr. Ali Salim who discussed the conference and gave us some potentially practice changing updates!
Finally, we welcome Dr. Luke Selby who gave us a resident's perspective on the conference as well as new thoughts at the conference on resident training.
Enjoy!.....especially if you couldn't make it like us!
Dr. John Hunter who is the Chair of Surgery at OHSU discusses a topic familiar to all General Surgeons, the surgical management of GERD. We go in depth into the surgical options and Dr. Hunter gives some tips to deal with every surgeon's fear, mediastinal bleeding!
In addition, our opening shot is great review that focuses on the management of GERD and even includes newer treatment options!
You'll enjoy it! We promise!
Dr. Matthew Martin is a leading trauma surgeon who has served multiple deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In this week's episode he reflects back on his deployments over the past 10 years and what medical advances we have seen move from the war zone to the civilian sector.
The focus on the episode is on prehospital care and initial resuscitation strategies.
Dr. Melina Kibbe of Northwestern University and Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Surgery gives an excellent in-depth discussion into the art and process of publishing.
This is a must listen for any and all residents and staff interested in academic medicine. Coming directly from a surgeon who reads and reviews your submissions, Dr. Kibbe discusses everything on how to write manuscripts to finally submitting and responding to the reviewers comments.
We learned so much just in interviewing Dr. Kibbe and excited to share it with you all!
Dr. Herbert Chen of University of Wisconsin tackles the tricky topic of parathyroid disease
-He also discusses what it was like to train under the greats Drs. Sabiston and Cameron
-His experience editing for the Annals of Surgery
-His tips on handling a reoperative neck, avoiding injury to the RLN, and managing the intrathoracic goiter
We are honored to have expert Dr. Steven Wexner from Cleveland Clinic join us to discuss his career, thoughts on fecal incontinence (including the origins of the Wexner score!) and he gives us insight on getting that pesky left colon to reach in dire situations.
In addition, Behind the Knife discussed the treatment and management of Ulcerative Colitis!
Definitely a can't miss from a man whos essentially published more articles and chapters than days I've been a resident!
Join us again this week where we dive into another hot topic in surgery...the social surgeon. We asked Dr. Ed Livingston (@ehlJAMA), Dr. Amalia Cochran (@AmaliaCochran), Dr. Scott Regenbogen (@scottregenbogen), and Dr. Lillian Kao (@LillianKao1) to give us insight into how social media plays a role in today's practice.
These surgeons know the ins and outs of social media and discuss their own personal stories and tips for navigating the often intimidating world of popular social media platforms!
#ilooklikeasurgeon has swept the nation as surgeons of all backgrounds, race, and gender raise awareness to support diversity in not only surgery, but all of medicine!
Staff physicians Dr. Amalia Cochran, Dr. Sharon Stein, and Dr. Patricia Turner join General Surgery resident and founder of #illooklikeasurgeon Dr. Heather Logghe as well as General Surgery resident Dr. Lauren Nosanov in discussing not only women in surgery, but the importance and need for diversity in medicine!
Blogs articles mentioned in this podcast:
Dr. Jeffrey Matthews
The University of Chicago
We first talk chronic pancreatitis up to surgical options of this disease and then Dr. Matthews give us a great rundown of his surgical approach. He also discusses social media and its effect on his career in medicine. In addition, we get great insight on how Dr. Mathews relaxes with his love for music!
Dr. Michael Rosen is the director of the Cleveland Clinic hernia center.
On the podcast he discusses:
Purpose and role of the hernia surgical quality collaborative
Discusses his approach to the inguinal hernia
Also takes us through his reconstructive ladder when it comes to large abdominal wall hernias.
Dr. Rothenberger Chair of Surgery at University of Minnesota discusses how to manage complications and avoid burnout.
He also takes us through managing difficult pelvic bleeding.
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Dr. Howard Ross from Temple University and Dr. Neil Hyman from University of Chicago debate a very common and difficult medical decision of whether to perform a primary anastomosis in complicated diverticulitis or to play it safe and divert. A question that many physicians debate on a daily basis today. Hear it from the experts!
On this podcast they first discuss primary anastomosis surrounding multiple scenarios and, second, the role of laparoscopic lavage!
Dr. Steven Stain Chair of Surgery at Albany Medical Center
-Future of surgical training
-Future of accredidation
-Managing pancreatic cysts
-Tips to performing a distal pancreatectomy
Dr. Kenneth Mattox a US legend in Trauma surgery, discusses retroperitoneal hematomas and the ever changing field of surgery. He is a Distinguished Professor at Baylor University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Ben Taub Hospital.