For our very first guest episode, we’re honored to welcome Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah. Dr. Ramaiah is a world-renowned expert in the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease, Aortic Aneurysms, Carotid Artery Disease, and Venous Disease. Dr. Ramaiah also currently serves as Chief of Complex Vascular Services at HonorHealth and is the founder of Pulse Cardiovascular Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a surgeon who has constantly tested himself, techniques, and new technology as it has emerged, we dive into Dr. Ramaiah’s mindset and process of testing and adopting new technology! Tune in to everything from how you walk into the OR and create an environment of focus, becoming a surgeon in India to then move to the United States, and lessons learned over 25+ years of experience.
01:00 Meet Dr. Ramaiah!
03:00 Changing the game with cutting-edge technology.
05:30 How cardiovascular surgery is trending to change over time.
06:20 What lessons from pitfalls and cutting-edge technology have helped you become more effective?
11:50 What gaps would you like to be closed to approach better patient care?
13:00 Improving technology and cutting down radiation exposure.
14:30 How The Protego System is working towards limiting radiation exposure to surgeons, staff and patients.
17:00 Working with hostile anatomy and high-risk patients.
19:00 What is your process when adopting new technology?
22:00 Thoughts on small startup companies introducing new technology.
26:20 What did your journey look like deciding to become a Surgeon in India, and then moving to the US?
30:00 Was there a decision point when you decided between going to the UK vs the US?
31:00 Was it intimidating coming to Arizona Heart and working with Dr. Diethrich?
34:15 Why is it so important to you to be on the cutting edge of research?
36:40 Is there anything you learned from Dr. Diethrich that you teach to your students now?
39:00 What has it been like doing conferences with live cases?
42:20 Do you think there is value in multi-specialty conferences?
43:00 What piece of advice would you give yourself 20 years ago?
45:30 Advice Dr. Ramaiah has for new fellows starting their journey.
48:40 How to connect with referring physicians and market yourself as a surgeon.
· Check out Dr. Ramaiah’s website: https://pulsecardiovascular.com/
· Check out Dr. Ramaiah’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkatesh-ramaiah-md-facs-a770203
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