UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 65,300 (km2)

Inhabitants: 2,871,963

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)35,309

Territorial administrative organisation: Counties

Incidence of vascular disease: No date

Vascular mortality/morbidity: No date

National Society: Lithuanian Society of Vascular Surgery


2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • Local interview

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: 5 months
  • Imaging: 2 months
  • Cardiac surgery: 2 months

Board Examination

  • University


  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 71
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 65

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 20
LITHUANIA: Vascular surgery units