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GW DocPod: A peer to peer podcast for medical professionals with The George Washington University Hospital


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GW DocPod: A peer to peer podcast for medical professionals with The George Washington University Hospital




Provider Profile: Julie Bauman, M.D., M.P.H.

In this provider profile, Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH, highlights her role as an oncologist with the GW Cancer Center. She shares her experience, patient centered approach and research endeavors. Additionally, she talks about how she envisions her research translating to patient care for better outcomes for patients with head and neck cancers.


Management of Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic bladder is a unique problem among disabled patients that has a significant impact on a patients’ quality of life and is very often overlooked within patient communities such as MS, spinal cord injury and other rehab patients. Daniel Stein MD, discusses management of neurogenic bladder and how patient education is a key component of any management plan for NGB.



Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP discusses hyperhidrosis. He highlights the types of hyperhidrosis, at what age it tends to present with symptoms and the latest advances in treatment options at The George Washington University Hospital.


Radiation Oncology

Yuan James Rao MD discuss radiation oncology, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and brachytherapy. He highlights how the field has evolved over the years and how advances in radiologic imaging have significantly augmented the diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for many types of cancer.


Mechanical Thrombectomy

GW Hospital has received the 2020 American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association's® Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. The award is the highest stroke recognition possible. Wayne Olan, MD discusses treatment of stroke with mechanical thrombectomy. He highlights the latest clinical indications for use, the importance of patient selection criteria and the expertise of the medical professionals at the...


Advances in Oropharyngeal Cancer Care

Arjun Joshi MD and Joseph Goodman MD discuss advances in oropharyngeal cancer care. They share how the goals of treatment for the patient are protecting vital structures, function and form. They highlight how endoscopic instrumentation coupled with improved imaging and localization techniques are being used to adequately resect tumors with minimum damage to surrounding tissues and how emerging technologies, such as TORS, have allowed surgeons to access hard-to-reach areas of the mouth and...


Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Matthew Ng, MD discusses colorectal cancer and robotic surgery. He highlights the benefits to the patient and the surgeon for this emerging technology and when to refer to the specialists at The George Washington University Hospital.


Treatment of the Degenerative Spine

Wayne Olan, MD, discusses conditions of the degenerative spine. He highlights compression fracture and how the initial treatment was conservative management and bracing these patients, but over the course of time, it's shown that patients who are treated earlier with minimally invasive procedures have better outcomes. Additionally, he shares how careful patient selection sets you up for success for both the physician and for the patient.


Addiction Prevention: Nerve Blocks and Progressive Pain Management

David Lutton, MD discusses addiction prevention: nerve blocks and progressive pain management in orthopedics. He shares the parameters for Rx of opioids previously, what is different now and the latest information regarding best practices for the use of opioids. He talks about the ways to assess which patients might be more susceptible to developing opioid dependence and he highlights the multimodal pain relief approach as a way to allow patients to recuperate less painfully, more quickly.


MIS Foot Surgery

Marc Chodos MD, discusses how minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery differs from traditional foot and ankle surgery, the learning curve necessary and technical considerations to share with other providers to help achieve better outcomes.


Updates in the Treatment of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Once diagnosed, there may be different treatment options for bladder cancer. The specific treatment choice is determined by age, medical history, and the stage of cancer. Michael Whalen, MD offers updates in the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, the latest treatment options available and when it is important to refer to the specialists at The George Washington University Hospital.


Advanced Heart Failure Treatments and Techniques

In this physician round table, Gurusher Panjrath, MD and Supria Batra, M.D highlight advanced heart failure treatments and techniques. They share the prevalence of heart failure, what diagnostic tools are vital for accurate clinical diagnosis and when mechanical support becomes the likely intervention. Additionally, they discuss important advances in heart failure treatment and when to refer to the specialists at The George Washington University Hospital.


Degenerative Spine Conditions and Treatments

Wayne Olan, MD, discusses treatment of the degenerative spine, including osteoporotic fractures, degenerative spinal stenosis and more. He shares how minimally Invasive spine surgery with the Superion device can get patients from pain to dancing in 2 days.


Robotic Assisted Enhanced Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Robotic surgery for prostate cancer affects approximately 1 in 7 men and is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. As the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer have advanced, so has the rate of patients choosing active surveillance. When active treatment is appropriate, radical prostatectomy is one of the leading therapeutic options. Robotic assistance helps ensure maximum efficacy and has led to increased utilization. Michael Whalen, MD...


Transplanting Between Different Blood Types, Desensitization and Hepatitis C Transplants

Keith Melancon, MD, FACS discusses how ABO incompatible kidney transplant can now allow transplants between some individuals with different blood types. He shares the importance of the immunology of transplantation. and how desensitization, a process in which antibodies are removed from the blood through plasma exchange, can help to prevent antibodies from coming back. Additionally, he highlights hepatitis C transplantation and when to refer to the specialists at The George Washington...


Microvascular Breast Reconstruction

The George Washington University Hospital offers microvascular breast reconstruction as an alternative to implant reconstruction. Bharat Ranganath, MD highlights their expertise in free-flap procedures following mastectomy or lumpectomy to patients, the benefits and risks of microvascular breast reconstruction vs. implant reconstruction and when to refer patients for microvascular breast reconstruction.


Convergent Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Cynthia Tracy, MD discusses convergent therapy for atrial fibrillation. She highlights the spectrum of care available at The George Washington University Hospital, clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and optimal management of patients with AFib.