UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 788,662 (km2)

Inhabitants: 10,610,947

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)36,784

Territorial administrative organisation: Regions

Incidence of vascular disease: 83 184 patients/the number of newly diagnosed cases for the calendar year (2015)

Vascular mortality/morbidity: mortality - 385 males/100,000

National Society: Czech 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: 2 years
  • Vascular surgery: 4 years

Progam acredited by

  • Government

Endovascular training

  • Included in the VS curriculum

Training includes educational sections in

  • Endovascular training: 4 months

Board Examination

  • University


  • Inspection of the case log
  • Oral examination
  • Written examination
  • Practical test

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 100
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 75

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 10
CZECH REPUBLIC: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
2nd Department of Surgery, Center for Vascular Disease Brno View Details