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Behind The Knife: The Surgery Podcast

Behind the Knife is the world’s #1 surgery podcast.  From high-yield educational topics to interviews with leaders in the field, Behind the Knife delivers the information you need to know.  Tune in for timely, relevant, and engaging content designed to help you DOMINATE THE DAY!Behind the Knife is more than a podcast.  Visit http://www.behindtheknife.org to learn more.

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Big T Trauma Series Ep. 1 - Neck Trauma

Neck trauma Hosts: Patrick Georgoff, MD and Jayne McCauley, MD The inaugural episode of the BIG T TRAUMA series!  This series will offer clinically oriented material that focuses on how best to care for traumatically injured and critically ill patients.  The information presented in this podcast is designed for surgical trainees but is appropriate for anyone with an interest in trauma surgery, including medical students, advanced practice providers, and nurses.  This episode will cover neck trauma, and includes important learning points related to blunt and penetrating injury.  Demystify neck trauma today!!! References: Burlew et al, J Trauma 2012, Blunt cerebrovascular injuries: Redefining screening criteria in the era of noninvasive diagnosis (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22327974) Biffl et al, J Trauma 1999, Blunt carotid arterial injuries: implications of a new grading scale (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10568710) EAST guideline: Clinical Practice Guideline: Penetrating Zone II Neck Trauma (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18469667) East guideline: Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury Practice Management (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20154559)


27 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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COVID19 Special - Ventilator Management Refresher for Surgeons

Check out Dr. Patrick Georgoff's Youtube video that describes in more detail the basics of managing a ventilator.  https://youtu.be/RHx-p5RFoaA Some great resources tagged below: ARDSnet ventilator protocols: http://www.ardsnet.org/files/ventilator_protocol_2008-07.pdf Caring for the COVID pt from JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762996


19 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Recorded a few years ago for ABSITE and one of our first reviews, but these are truly your tips and tricks to get you those few extra points! Thanks everyone for all the support through ABSITE season. The hard part is over, now you just have to take the test.


20 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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BTK ABSITE #15: Breast

We review high yield breast topics, to include: high yield anatomy, benign breast disease, and management of breast cancer and the axilla. Make sure to download our ABSITE podcast companion here!


13 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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#15: Stuff Surgery Interns Should Know

Intern basics episode! Thanks to Andrea Merrill, Stewart Morrison and Sarwat Ahmad for their advice.  Check back to our website where we will links to all our resources mentioned in the episode at behindtheknife.org

1hr 3mins

23 Jun 2015

Rank #5

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BTK ABSITE #21: Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid/Base

Another great ABSITE Review!  Dr. Martin joins us once again to review Fluids, Electrolytes, and the terrifying Acid/Base! Quick hits and tips to get you through these questions! We do apologize for the overall audio quality!  We were spread out over a couple states and sometimes talk over one another. https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR


17 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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BTK ABSITE #22: Hernias

Quick hits for those ABSITE hernia questions.  Once again we apologize for the audio quality, but unfortunately we were recording 100s of miles apart! https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR


17 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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BTK ABSITE #24: Surgical Potpourri

We review high-yield miscellaneous topics for the ABSITE, including: peritoneal dialysis catheters, sarcoma, and melanoma.


20 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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#128: Mock Orals #8: Breast and Melanoma with Dr. Michael Sabel (featuring Vahagn Nikolian)

Dr. Michael Sabel (Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Michigan and a world-renowned leader in breast cancer and melanoma) returns to BTK to take resident Vahagn Nikolian through three challenging breast and melanoma scenarios.


5 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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#182: Dr. Morrow on Breast Disease

Dr. Monica Morrow is THE expert on breast cancer and gives us a very thorough discussion of the most confusing topics in the management of breast cancer and axillary disease. This is a must listen for all residents and general surgeons alike!


23 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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#14: Annals of Surgery Journal Club discussing the latest thyroid guidelines

Join us for our 14th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery! We discuss a brand-new set of guidelines from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons to help keep us up-to-date on thyroid disease.   This episode's guest authors are Dr. Kepal Patel, the Director of Endocrine Surgery at NYU, and Dr Herb Chen, the Chair of Surgery at UAB. They are two of the authors of "Guidelines for the Definitive Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease in Adults"   Access the executive summary free of charge here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2020/03000/Executive_Summary_of_the_American_Association_of.1.aspx   And the full set of guidelines here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2020/03000/The_American_Association_of_Endocrine_Surgeons.28.aspx


23 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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#108: Mock Orals #5 Upper GI with Dr. Andrew Wright

Dr. Andrew Wright from the University of Washington takes 3 chief residents from the University of Toronto through four different scenarios. Elliot Wakeam, Chethan Sathya, and Ricky Jrearz knock these scenarios out of the park! Scenarios: Achalasia Esophageal Perforation Choledocholithiasis Refractory Peptic Ulcer

1hr 1min

22 May 2017

Rank #12

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#167 Mock Orals: Colorectal

Just in time for oral boards, we have another episode of our Mock Orals series. Dr. Langenfeld (@seanlangenfeld) takes our guest residents Jon Abelson (@jabelsonmd) and Paul Johnson (@dr_johnson2012) through 6 colorectal board scenarios.

1hr 2mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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#88: Vascular Surgery ABSITE review w/ Dr. Aranson

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. 


5 Dec 2016

Rank #14

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#107: Mock Orals #4: Breast Cancer with Dr. Michael Sabel

Dr. Michael Sabel is the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Michigan and a world renowned leader in breast cancer and melanoma. Who better to take us through the nuances of breast cancer scenarios. We are also joined by Justin Huntington a Chief Resident at The Ohio State University, future pediatric surgeon.  Side note Ohio State has gone above and beyond to support these mock orals, so thank you!


9 May 2017

Rank #15

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#53: Orthopedic Surgery You Should Know with Dr. John Devine

Dr. John Devine Chief of Spine Surgery at Medical College of Georgia highlights the most critical aspects of orthopedics that all general surgeons should know. He also discusses his experience jumping into a combat zone with the US Army. Exciting episodes coming up in March. -Debate on Carotid Artery Stenting vs Endarterectomy -Update on Sepsis -Kenji Inaba discusses trauma -Frank Veith discusses future of Vascular Surgery


25 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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#127: Mock Orals with Dr. Christian Jones Round 2: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Dr. Christian Jones (@jonessurgery) takes Kevin and Woo through four challenging mock oral scenarios.  This is a must listen for any residents with the oral boards in their future or for staff that train residents. Dr. Jones focuses on keeping the pace that you will see during the boards, and approaches to scenarios that may not require operative intervention.  Thank you Dr. Jones for your multiple fantastic contributions to Behind The Knife!


27 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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#121: Mock Orals #6: Thoracic Surgery with Dr. Kathleen Berfield

Dr. Kathleen Berfield, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Seattle VA, takes Woo Do and Kevin Kniery through 4 mock oral board scenarios. 

1hr 7mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #18

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Oral Board Review #1 Esophagus

Episode 1 is focused on diseased of the esophagus.  Patrick Georgoff is a trauma surgery fellow at UT Houston Red Duke Trauma Institute.  Vahagn Nikolian is a MIS fellow focused on complex abdominal wall repair at Columbia University Medical Center. They can be reached at  georgoff@gmail.com vahagn.nikolian@gmail.com SCORE 2018-2019 curriculum: http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?scre_booklet


4 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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#26: Parathyroid Disease with Dr. Herbert Chen of UW

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

1hr 5mins

9 Sep 2015

Rank #20