• Ep 18: The Parallel Between Surgery and Sports in Disease and Recovery

    In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, anaesthetist Dr Gavin Jones (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and psychologist Dr Trevor Hall (Trevor Hall Psychology, Cape Town, ZA) join host Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) in a discussion on surgery and sports in both vascular disease and recovery. Dr Jones and Dr Hall both share their unique viewpoints as ex-athletes and medical professionals.

  • Ep 17: Iron or Blood For the Peri-operative Patient

    In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, Dr Matther Gibbs (Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and Dr Toby Richards (The Iron Clinic, London, UK) join Dr Laura Redman to discuss the use of iron or blood in peri-operative patients.

  • Ep 16: The Benefit of a Multi-Disciplinary Team

    Hippocrates Research and intervention in venous and lymphatic disease have grown exponentially in the last two decades. So, what are the benefits of a multidisciplinary team approach in treatment? In this month's episode of veinPODCAST, host Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) sits down with members of her team, Sr Emily Abendanon (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and Khaya Seleteng (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) to discuss their team-based approach to venous and lymphatic disease.

  • Ep 15: Can Vascular Malformations be Cured?

    Vascular malformation is a generalised term that refers to congenital anomalies of veins, lymph vessels, or arteries. Without treatment, vascular malformations will not go away but can be treated to alleviate pain and reduce their size. In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Foreshore, Cape Town, ZA) discusses vascular malformations with specialist Professor Wayne Yakes (The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center, Englewood, CO, US) and Paediatric Surgeon Dr Marion Arnold (Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, ZA).

  • Ep 14: The Vein Heart: The Calf Pump? Walking is man’s best medicine

    Today's panellists have a wide variety of specialities and feature a vascular surgeon (Sergio Gianesini), a podiatrist (Sean Pincus), a physiotherapist (Nicole Redman) and an orthopaedic specialist who together discuss the importance of the calf pump, otherwise known as the peripheral heart muscle.

  • Ep 13: Is Venous Disease Being Overtreated?

    To treat or not to treat, that is the question.

    In this week's episode, host Dr Laura Redman considers the darker side of medicine to discuss whether venous disease is being treated for the right reasons and is joined by panellists, Prof Lowell Kabnick (Vascular Surgeon, US) and Dr Muhammed Zaki Shaik (Life Mount Edgemont Hospital, SA) who together discuss this topical issue with consideration for treating C2 varicose veins, venous ulcers and venous insufficiency.

  • Ep 12: Lymphoedema: The Real Understanding and How to Achieve Patient Satisfaction

    "Life is short, the art long." Hippocrates II

    This month's episode hosted by veinPODCAST's new anchor, Dr Laura Redman (Vascular Surgeon, Cape Town, SA) features guests Prof Håkan Brorson (Plastic Surgeon, Malmö, Sweden) and Suzie Davey (Occupational/Lymphoedema Therapist, SA) to discuss issues surrounding primary and secondary lymphoedema in patients.

  • EP 11: A Brave New World: Society Meetings 2021

    Are we in a current state of dystopia with regards to societal live meetings? Are these now a thing of the past?

    In this month’s podcast episode, Steve Elias, MD is joined by executive directors from The American Venous Forum, The American Vein and Lymphatic Society, The Society of Vascular Surgery and The Society of Interventional Radiology, who together look at the current challenges for the future of society meetings and consider the steps they are taking to work towards a ‘new normal’.

    In this session, they debate and discuss suggestions for innovation, as well as new engagement strategies, as they hope to embark on society meetings in a ‘Brave New World’.

  • Ep 10: Venous Purgatory: What Are We Unsure Of?

    Purgatory is defined as “a place or state of suffering” according to the Oxford dictionary.

    This month’s episode is ‘the podcast with all the questions but not all of the answers’ as Steve Elias, MD, and his expert guest panel including Mark Meissner, Raghu Kolluri, Manu Aggarwal and Tom O’Donnell consider the interesting questions in the grey zones of venous disease. Hear them discuss the unknowns around techniques, technology, diagnostics, therapeutics and education in venous disease and how there is so much more to understand in this exciting field of medicine.

  • Ep 9: The Final Endovenous Frontier: Infrainguinal Deep Disease - Obstruction and Reflux

    Infrainguinal deep venous disease is quite common. However, most vein specialists are not aware of many new options available to help patients.

    In this latest veinPODCAST episode, Steve Elias, MD, meets with an expert panel to discuss Infrainguinal Deep Venous Disease from many aspects including reflux, post-thrombotic and obstructive disease. They consider what can be done now to help patients with current knowledge and available technology and what is needed to further support treatment of this condition in the future?

  • Ep 8: Venous Meetings 2020: A Post-mortem

    Is 2020 the death of the congress as we know it?

    Will a phoenix rise from the ashes and what will future congress sessions look like in the future?

    Non-societal representatives, Manjit Gohel (Charing Cross), Jose Almeida (IVC), Antonio Gasparis (Venous Symposium), Nicos Labroupoulos (EVM) and Prof Frank Veith (VEITH), join the discussion today to examine the issues impacting venous meetings in 2020.

    Listen to them discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on society meeting attendance this year and what’s been learnt about hosting meetings as a result. Hear them discuss the pros and cons of virtual meeting attendance and their thoughts around the challenges of postponement and reinvigoration, as they consider what the future might hold for education in 2021/22.

  • Ep 7: Superficial Disease Is Dead: Long Live Superficial Disease!

    Superficial vein disease is a lifestyle condition and a relatively non-harmful disease that can be treated. More prevalent in females and often linked to lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity, it is also typically inherited through genetics, therefore it’s a disease that is difficult for physicians to prevent or control.

    So, is superficial disease dead or not?

  • Ep 6: DVT - The Changing Paradigm

    The treatment of venous thrombosis has historically been undertreated and under-recognised. In this episode, Steve Elias, MD meets with Makis Avgerinos (Uni of Pittsburgh, US), Mitchell Silver (Ohio Health, US), John Moriarty (UCLA, US) and Thomas Bernik (Englewood Health, NJ, US) to discuss how deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has become the latest ‘hot topic’ in vascular medicine. Together they unpick how thought processes and available technologies are changing to better treat this disease.

  • EP 5: The Vascular Medicine Physician - Why Every Vein Specialist Needs One

    Steve Elias, MD meets with an all-American panel: Suman Wasan, Yogendra Kanthi, Raghu Kolluri and Thom Rooke to discuss the importance of the vascular medicine specialist in treating patients with complex disease.

    They look at a number of issues surrounding this underrepresented area of expertise, namely the importance of the relationship between the vascular surgeon, vein specialists and vascular medicine and their broad spectrum of specialities.

  • EP 4: Frank Veith: A Professional and Personal Primer - Part 2

    In part two, Steve Elias, MD, continues his discussion with renowned vascular surgeon and organiser of the VEITHsymposium™, Professor Frank Veith.

    They discuss a variety of issues including the ethics of money and malpractice and the importance of educating patients on vascular surgery and vascular disease. Listen to Frank’s take on the VEITH Symposium’s success, how he’d like to see it develop in the future and why he feels interventional cardiologists and radiologists are essential for VEITH’s long-term growth.

  • EP 4: Frank Veith: A Professional and Personal Primer - Part 1

    In this two-part series Steve Elias, MD talks to renowned vascular surgeon and organiser of the VEITHsymposium™, Professor Frank Veith.

    Part-one sees them discuss a variety of topics in the vascular world including the origins and growth of the VEITHsymposium™ (which is now in its 47th year!), the importance of leadership, working with cardiologists and the controversial issues around procedure abuse in medicine.

  • EP 3: How COVID-19 Has Changed the Educational Paradigm

    How has education and training for physicians changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Steve Elias, MD, meets with key industry figures from AngioDynamics, Philips, Medtronic as well as event organisers, Radcliffe Group, to gain a different perspective, this time from industry on their response to the recent pandemic.

  • EP 2: COVID-19: Venous Educational Challenges and Solutions

    In this episode, Steve Elias meets with a panel of expert venous physicians to discuss the immediate and future challenges that COVID-19 has caused on venous and vascular education.

    ​​​​​​​Hear them relate the impact that COVID-19 has had on various interventional procedures and the effect it’s had on the organisation and timing of key educational meetings. Finally, they express their thoughts on the long-term changes on educational paradigms that the post-COVID era may bring such as live meetings, hybrid meetings, eLearning and the use of webinar-based platforms.

  • EP 1: Coordinated Registry Network

    The coordinated registry network (CRN) aims to collect and compare data from diverse registries with similar data points, to help physicians address specific questions based on collective real-world data.

    Steve Elias meets with Jens Eldruip-Jorgensen (Maine, US), Marlin Schul (Indiana, US) and Nicholas Osbourne (Michigan, US) to find out more about the aims of the Coordinated Research Network and its impact on real-world practice to treat patients with venous disease. Highlights include discussions around the benefits and challenges of registry data, as well as a look at the current data coming out from the CRN and its implications for clinicians.

    Submit your questions/feedback to Steve via: podcast@radcliffe-group.com. Hosted by @DrSteveElias. Produced by @RadcliffeVASCU.