UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery

1. Data about the country

Area: 357,578 (km2)

Inhabitants: 83,019,213

GDP / Inhabitant: ($)52,386

Territorial administrative organisation: States

Incidence of vascular disease:

Vascular mortality/morbidity:

National Society: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie (DGG)

2. Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is:

  • Independent specialty
3. Training in vascular surgery


  • National exam

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

  • Research: 6 months
  • Other: 12 months

Board Examination

  • National board


  • Oral examination

Is there required a minimum volume of vascular operations? Yes

  • No. major endovascular operations (EVAR, BTK, carotid): 175
  • No. of minor endovascular operations (SFA PTA, CDT): 60

Is there required a minimum volume of endovascular operations: Yes

  • No. of major endovascular operations: 60
GERMANY: Vascular surgery units
Name and Hospital / University City Details
Homan Riazi Essen View Details
Khaled elhendawy Bad Salzuflen View Details
Naheel Mahmoud Marburg View Details