17 episodes

The Retrograde Approach is a vascular surgery podcast made by two Australian vascular surgeons, that explores our speciality in detail. We discuss current issues, themes and topics in vascular surgery and its related fields including interventional radiology, angiography, medicine and surgery.

Supported by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (www.anzsvs.org.au)

The Retrograde Approach Dr Sam Farah and Dr Yogeesan Sivakumaran

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The Retrograde Approach is a vascular surgery podcast made by two Australian vascular surgeons, that explores our speciality in detail. We discuss current issues, themes and topics in vascular surgery and its related fields including interventional radiology, angiography, medicine and surgery.

Supported by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (www.anzsvs.org.au)

    Episode 17: Early Career Development feat. Dr Nedal Katib

    Episode 17: Early Career Development feat. Dr Nedal Katib

    This episode of The Retrograde Approach is proudly supported by The Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery (anzsvs.org).
    We are excited to welcome Dr Nedal Katib (http://www.specialistvascular.com.au/dr-nedal-Katib/ (http://www.specialistvascular.com.au/dr-nedal-Katib/)). Dr Katib completed his Vascular Surgery Training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which took him to South Australia, New Zealand and New South Wales. He also completed a further fellowship in Belgium in advanced Endovascular and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
    Originally born in Melbourne, his career path has taken him all over the world including Dubai UAE and graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Ireland before returning to Australia to continue his surgical career. During his training he completed his masters in surgical anatomy at Sydney University and his United States Medical Licensing Exams (ECFMG licence). Dr Katib is also the chair of communications for the ANZSVS.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 16: Radiation Safety

    Episode 16: Radiation Safety

    Absorbed dose, effective dose, equivalent dose, air kerma and Marie Curie. In this episode, we dive into radiation safety.

    • 53 min
    Episode 15: Hyperhidrosis and thorascopic sympathectomy feat. Dr Edward Travers

    Episode 15: Hyperhidrosis and thorascopic sympathectomy feat. Dr Edward Travers

    In this special episode, we are joined by Adelaide vascular surgeon Dr Edwards Travers to discuss the sometimes daunting and confusing area of hyperhidrosis management.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 14: The Paclitaxel Controversy feat. Professor Ramon Varcoe

    Episode 14: The Paclitaxel Controversy feat. Professor Ramon Varcoe

    In this very special episode, we are joined by Professor Ramon Varcoe to discuss his updated meta-analysis on the mortality rates after paclitaxel coated device use in patients with occlusive femoropopliteal disease.
    Found in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34106028/ (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34106028/)

    • 46 min
    Episode 13: Reflections on the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Examination 2021 feat. Dr Kalpa Perera

    Episode 13: Reflections on the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Examination 2021 feat. Dr Kalpa Perera

    In this weeks episode we are joined by Dr Kalpa Perera, a final year vascular surgery trainee who recently successfully completed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon Fellowship Examination in Vascular Surgery in Melbourne. He reflects on his time as a vascular surgery trainee, and shares insights and advice about the strategies he used to succeed in the exam.

    • 51 min
    Episode 12: Acute limb ischaemia

    Episode 12: Acute limb ischaemia

    In this episode of The Retrograde Approach, Yogi and Sam delve into the world of acute limb ischaemia.

    • 49 min

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