ITALY
UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 301,340 (km2)

Inhabitants: 59,830,000

GDP / Inhabitant:

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: SICVE (Società Italiana di Chirurgia Vascolare ed Endovascolare

Website: www.sicve.it

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

3. Training in vascular surgery

Admission

  • National exam

Total duration of training

  • General surgery: 6 years
  • Vascular surgery: 5 years

Progam acredited by

  • Specialty board

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 12 months
  • Research: 6 months
  • Cardiac surgery: 3 months
  • Other: 6 months

Board Examination

  • University

Assessment

  • Oral examination

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 10
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 60

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 5
  • No. of minor endovascular operations: 30
 
ITALY: Vascular surgery units