UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 565,942 (km2)

Inhabitants: 4,200,000

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)13,294

Territorial administrative organisation: Counties

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity: 631/100000

National Society: HDVK or Croatian Society for Vacsular Surgery


2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • National exam

Total duration of training

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

Progam acredited by

  • Government

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 3 months
  • Cardiac surgery: 1 months

Board Examination

  • National medical society


  • Oral examination

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? No

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: No

CROATIA: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
Deaprtment of vascuular surgery Zagreb View Details
Vascular surgery Zagreb View Details