Management of Pediatric Patients with Intestinal Failure

Colin Martin, MD discusses the management of pediatric patterns with intestinal failure. He shares how the successful management and prognosis of SBS in infants and children depends on a multitude of variables and how the experts at UAB are uniquely qualified to treat infants with intestinal failure.


UAB Outreach in Kidney and Liver Transplantation

The UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute is establishing a growing network of outreach clinics in order to provide patients throughout Alabama with convenient access to state-of-the-art treatment options for complications of chronic liver and kidney disease. Mohamed Shoreibah MD and Gaurav Agarwal MD discuss how these clinics and novel treatment, which is provided by physicians who are nationally recognized as experts in the field, can improve patient outcomes and improve the quality of...


The Use of Podcasts in Medical Education

Panayotis Vardas, MD joins the podcast to discuss podcasts as a resource. He shares how the experts at UAB Medicine are using this form of new audio streaming media to enlighten the medical community and keep other providers abreast of the latest advances in medicine taking place at UAB Medicine.


Rare/Genetic Kidney Disease Clinic

In this panel discussion, Eric Wallace MD and Dana Rizk MD discuss the Rare Kidney Disease Clinic at UAB Medicine. They share what conditions the clinic treats and when it is important to refer to the specialists at UAB Medicine.


Textured Breast Implants and Lymphoma

Brad Denney, MD discusses the link between textured breast implants and Lymphoma. He shares factual information for providers so they can help their patients make more informed decisions when deciding on breast implants.


Tummy Tuck & Liposuction

Brad Denney, MD explains the key variables that determine whether tummy tuck or liposuction, or even both, can provide the "best" results, and when to refer to the experts at UAB Medicine.


Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder characterized by impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and loss of esophageal peristalsis. The conventional treatment for achalasia has historically been Heller myotomy, a surgical procedure. In this panel discussion, Jayleen Grams, MD and Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig, MD, examine how Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) has emerged as a viable alternative that can be performed in an incisionless, endoscopic fashion.


Crohn's Disease & Colitis

In this panel discussion, Chad Burski, MD and Melanie Morris, MD examine Crohn's Disease & Colitis. They share how these patients are managed both by GI medicine doctors and surgeons, and when it is important to refer to the specialists at UAB Medicine.


Male Infertility

Peter Kolettis, MD discusses male infertility. He examines the latest treatment options available and when to refer to the specialists at UAB Medicine.


Waitlist & Allocation of Kidney Transplantation

Michael Hanaway, MD discusses kidney transplantation at UAB Medicine. He highlights UAB's progress on wait list management and reducing waiting times as well as recent changes in the kidney transplant waiting list experience and kidney allocation process.


Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty

Brad Denney, MD discusses technical considerations and benefits of a Brow Lift or Blepharoplasty, and when to refer to the specialists at UAB Medicine.


Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Richard Stahl joins the show to compare and contrast the two most common types of bariatric surgery – gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. He discusses parameters when deciding which procedure to use and when to refer to the specialists at UAB Medicine.


Urology New Single Port Robot

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the nation’s leading hospitals in robotic surgery volume, is enhancing its work in the field. Dr. Soroush Rais-Bahrami, and Dr. Jeffrey Nix, Urologists at UAB Medicine discuss the new single port robot as it relates to Urologic surgeries.


Perioperative Optimization

Jeffrey Simmons MD discusses perioperative medicine and specifically preoperative optimization. He shares best practices and the several modifiable preoperative conditions that if improved upon increase a patients chance of having a better outcome. He shares how UAB is equipped to manage preoperative optimization.


LINX: New Surgical Antireflux Therapy at UAB

LINX is a magnetic sphincter augmentation device that reconstructs the lower esophageal sphincter to prevent acid reflux. LINX is an alternative to the current standard of care operation for reflux, Nissen fundoplication, and has the potential to avoid many of the unwanted side effects of that operation. Three UAB foregut surgeons, Abhisek Parmar MD, Jayleen Grams, MD and Britney Corey, MD discuss The LINX procedure and when it is important to refer to the specialists at UAB Medicine.


Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

Retroperitoneoscopic (RP) adrenalectomy is an approach that allows more direct access to the adrenal gland without having to traverse the peritoneal cavity and mobilize other surrounding organs, including potential scar tissue from prior operations. Brenessa Lindeman, MD discusses the surgical technique involved in Retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy, the benefits for the patient and the surgeon and when to refer to the specialists at UAB Medcine.


Outpatient Total Joint Replacement: The Future is Now

Not everyone will be a candidate for outpatient total joint replacement. Elie Ghanem, MD discusses how we screen patients for different factors such as motivation, physical conditioning, family and social support, and general medical condition. He shares how we have collaborated with our partners in anesthesia to afford our patients high quality pain control via spinals and peripheral nerve blocks while allowing them to ambulate aggressively with PT/OT in order to meet their needs at home.


Transoral Minimally Invasive Microsurgical Facial Reconstruction

Anthony Morlandt, MD, DDS, FACS discusses the challenges of delicate facial reconstruction after oral cancers and how Transoral Minimally Invasive Microsurgical Facial Reconstruction can assist physicians and improve outcomes and quality of life for the daily lives of patients.


Perioperative Glucose Management & Surgical Site Infections

In this informative podcast, Jeff Dobyns DO, MSHA discusses Perioperative Glucose Management & Surgical Site Infections. He shares his knowledge on the goals for perioperative glycemic control and what methods he uses to achieve them.


Technology Advancements in Oral Oncology

Anthony Morlandt, MD, DDS, FACS discusses the latest technology and advancements in oral oncology.