Special Topics

Special Topics · 08. May 2022
In this episode, we are fortunate to hear three interviews from guest experts in the field discussing occupational hazards in vascular surgery. We cover physical pain and discomfort with Dr. Max Wohlauer, radiation safety with Dr. Melissa Kirkwood, and pregnancy and radiation with Dr. Venita Chandra.
Special Topics · 28. April 2022
Holding Pressure AKA/BKA Shownotes Name of Surgery: Above Knee Amputation/Below Knee Amputation Authors: Dominique Dockery, MS3, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Robert Patterson, MD, FACS, Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Providence Surgical Care Group Editor: Yasong Yu Reviewer: Ryan Meyer Core Resources: Rutherford's Vascular and Endovascular Therapy 9th Edition Chapters 104, 105, 111, 112 Anson and McVeigh’s Surgical Anatomy Additional Resources: Article Explaining WIfI...
Special Topics · 22. April 2022
Have you ever wondered how physicians create new medical technology or how they receive funding for creating new medical products? Five entrepreneurs, who have developed medical products and received funding, will share the process of developing a company and the different types of funding. This webinar is presented by the SVS Health Information Technology Committee.
Special Topics · 24. March 2022
Holding Pressure and Vascular Origin Stories: History of Hemodialysis Access In this crossover episode of Holding Pressure and Vascular Origin Stories Gowri and Marlene explore the history of hemodialysis access, the creation of arteriovenous fistulas and prosthetic grafts. During this episode Gowri interviews Dr. Appell- the surgeon who created the first AV fistula for hemodialysis access and Marlene interviews Dr. Schanzer about his experience with early hemodialysis access and the...

Special Topics · 20. March 2022
The Society for Vascular Surgery was founded on July 3rd, 1946 at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco, California by thirty-one vascular surgeons looking to improve the field. In August 2021, the SVS kicked off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary. As part of this celebration, the SVS Foundation will be hosting the "Cheers to 75 Years Gala" in Boston on June 17th. This fundraiser will allow the SVS Foundation to make even greater progress in accomplishing its mission of optimizing...
Special Topics · 13. March 2022
We are very excited to bring you the top papers from the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 2022 Meeting in Manalapan, Florida. This episode features 4 different papers, discussed by the primary author(s) with commentary provided by Drs. Adam Beck (Secretary-Treasurer of SAVS) and Dr. Hernan Bazan (Program Chair).
Special Topics · 23. January 2022
In today’s episode we will explore the different materials used to try and repair and bridge aortic gaps. We’ll see attempts to treat aortic aneurysms with ligation, banding and occlusion. How Albert Einstein’ abdominal aortic aneurysm was treated with cutting edge 1940s technology: cellophane. And how a young surgical research fellow, a stray suture, perseverance and fast sewing machine skills ushered in the modern era of fabric grafts.

Special Topics · 05. December 2021
Today’s episode is a recording of the SVS Healthcare Information Technology Committee (HITC) Webinar, Artificial Intelligence in Vascular Surgery originally held on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The SVS HITC has invited a number of speakers to explore ways you should be using AI in your practice today and get a glimpse of what will be coming around the corner.
Special Topics · 27. October 2021
In today’s episode we will explore the search for the ‘spark of life’ to reanimate man, and how it inspired innovative arterial anastomosis techniques and frankensteinian operations.

Special Topics · 17. October 2021
Today’s episode will focus on early vascular surgeons, including Dr. Robert Liston, John Hunter, Lambert Hallowell, and Astley Cooper and their success and failures.

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