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At the end of 2021, Dr. Angela Smith was featured on the BackTable Urology Podcast alongside Dr. Aditya Bagrodia for a two-part discussion focusing on the perioperative strategies for radical cystectomy patients.

In the first part, Dr. Smith and Dr. Bagrodia discuss their approaches to initial cystectomy discussions with bladder cancer patients, emphasizing transparency and expectation management due to long-term complications. They debate the optimal timing for cystectomy, with Dr. Smith preferring surgery sooner rather than later. They also highlight the importance of involving interdisciplinary health professionals in the patient’s care.

In the second part, Dr. Smith further emphasizes the importance of patient engagement in pre-operative and post-operative care. She discusses recommendations for actively involving patients in their treatment plans and the significance of a multidisciplinary medical team in the recovery process. Dr. Smith also shares practices she incorporates into post-operative counseling and monitoring, such as close monitoring of hydration levels and survivorship care visits.

To listen to the episodes you can visit the BackTable website (PART 1) (PART 2), or find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.

“Emphasizing intentional preoperative evaluation, transparent patient discussions, and the crucial role of a multidisciplinary team, our conversation offers practical advice for urologists navigating the complexity of radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.”

Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, FACS
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Professor of Urology


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The BackTable Urology podcast was developed to provide resources for practicing Urologists. Listen in to learn how leading physicians tackle major urological conditions with medical and surgical approaches.