UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 30,528 (km2)

Inhabitants: 11,200,000

GDP / Inhabitant:

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Belgian Society for Vascular Surgery

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Not a specialty, included in GS/CS
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Local interview

Total duration of training

  • General surgery: 6 years
  • Vascular surgery: 2 years
  • Endovascular surgery: 2 years

Progam acredited by

  • Specialty board

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 24 months

Board Examination

  • Vascular society


  • Inspection of the case log

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 200
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 50

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: No

BELGIUM: Vascular surgery units