UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 64,589 (km2)

Inhabitants: 2,000,000

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)31

Territorial administrative organisation:

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Latvian Society of Vascular Surgery

Website: NA

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Other

Total duration of training

  • General surgery: 2 years
  • Vascular surgery: 3 years

Progam acredited by

  • Government

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 6 months
  • Imaging: 1 months
  • Research: 3 months
  • Cardiac surgery: 1 months
  • Other: 2 months

Board Examination

  • Vascular society


  • Oral examination

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 505
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 150

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 70
  • No. of minor endovascular operations: 10
LATVIA: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
Centre of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Riga View Details