SPAIN
UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 505,990 (km2)

Inhabitants: 46,550,000

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)26,528

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease: PAD: 2-10% ( depending the age, gender and diagnosis methodology) AAA: 2-5% in older than 55 years and 13% among those with PAD Carotid stenosis: 14% among 60-80 years patients wth ABI <0,9 and 5% among similiar patients witn ABI > 0,9. Venous: 9-18 % with CEAP C3 or worse Source: White book of the Spanish Society for Angiology and Vascular surgery

Vascular mortality/morbidity: Cardiovascular mortality 29%

National Society: Sociedad Española de Angiologia y Cirugía Vascular

Website: www.seacv.es/

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery

Admission

  • National exam

Total duration of training

  • Vascular surgery: 5 years

Progam acredited by

  • Government

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 24 months
  • Cardiac surgery: 3 months
  • Other: 8 months

Board Examination

Assessment

  • Inspection of the case log

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 30
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 100

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 25
  • No. of minor endovascular operations: 50
 
SPAIN: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
Angiologia y Cirugía Vascular Burgos View Details
Angiology & Vascular Surgery Dept. Cadiz View Details
Angiology and Vascular Surgery MADRID View Details
ANGIOLOGY AND VASCULAR SURGERY Valladolid View Details
Angiology and Vascular Surgery Barcelona View Details
Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery BARCELONA View Details
CESAR APARICIO MARTINEZ MADRID View Details
DEPARTMENT OF VASCULAR SURGERY SABADELL, BARCELONA View Details
Division Vascular Sugery Madrid View Details
Llagostera, S. MD, PhD, EBSQ-Vasc Barcelona View Details
Martin Landaluce Albacete View Details
Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular Valencia View Details
Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular Toledo View Details
Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular Sevilla View Details
Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular Oviedo View Details
Servicio de Angiología y Cirugia Vascular Madrid View Details
Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular Galdakao View Details
Vascular Surgery Department Madrid View Details