The Surgery Talks Podcast
Acute Limb Ischaemia

Acute Limb Ischaemia

March 15, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani will be asking Mr Stuart Suttie, consultant vascular surgeon in Dundee, to describe the management of an acutely ischaemic limb. The topics covered include how to diagnose acute limb ischaemia from the history and examination, how to differentiate a salvageable from a non-salvageable ischaemic limb, and the technique of arterial embolectomy.

Abdominal Wall Closure

Abdominal Wall Closure

March 7, 2019

The Lead article of the British Journal of Surgery Feb 2019 issue was on Abdominal Wall Closure.  The author subsequently participated in a lively debate on #bjsconnect Twitter chat on 27.02.19. This podcast is a summary of that debate with a number of additions and expansions, including the Jenkins' rule of wound closure and the appraisal of some the current evidence. Text and key references.

Bile Duct Injury

Bile Duct Injury

February 21, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani, a consultant surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee will be talking about bile duct injury. He will describe the two main root causes for sever injuries, namely disorientation and confirmation bias. Four surgical strategies are then offered to avoid such errors. The talk will conclude with a description of what to do intra-operatively in case of an injury to the bile duct. 

Bile Duct Stones

Bile Duct Stones

February 6, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani, and Mr Pradeep Patil (consultant surgeons at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee), discuss the management of bile duct stones. For key papers please click here.

Chest Trauma

Chest Trauma

February 2, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani will be Talking to Mr Michael Wilson who has completed a trauma fellowship at St Mary's Hospital trauma centre in London. He will be asked about his experiences of the surgical management of major chest trauma. For key references please click here

FRCS Part B Exam - Personal Experience of a Candidate

FRCS Part B Exam - Personal Experience of a Candidate

February 1, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani, consultant surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee will be asking a specialist trainee to talk about his personal experience of sitting the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (FRCS UK Part B) in general surgery. 

Cholecystostomy

Cholecystostomy

January 31, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani, Consultant surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee will discuss the use of cholecystostomy in the management of severe cholecystitis.

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Management of Acute Cholecystitis

Management of Acute Cholecystitis

January 23, 2019

In this episode, Mr Afshin Alijani (consultant surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland) speaks with Mr Pradeep Patil (consultant upper GI surgeon) about the preoperative management of acute cholecystitis.

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