UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 83,879 (km2)

Inhabitants: 8,662,588

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)43,546

Territorial administrative organisation: States

Incidence of vascular disease: 51.4

Vascular mortality/morbidity: 12,564

National Society: Austrian Society for Vascular Surgery

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Local interview

Total duration of training

  • General surgery: 3 years
  • Vascular surgery: 5 years
  • Endovascular surgery: 7 years

Progam acredited by

  • National association

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Imaging: 6 months
  • Other: 12 months

Board Examination

  • Vascular society
  • Hospital


  • Oral examination
  • Practical test

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 4

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of minor endovascular operations: 7
AUSTRIA: Vascular surgery units