Vascular surgery encompasses the diagnosis and comprehensive, longitudinal management of disorders of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the intracranial and coronary arteries. Diplomates in vascular surgery should have significant experience with all aspects of treating patients with all kinds of vascular disease, including diagnosis, medical treatment, and reconstructive vascular surgical and endovascular techniques. Diplomates in vascular surgery should possess the advanced knowledge and skills to supply comprehensive care to patients with vascular disease, understand the requirements of those patients, teach this information to others, provide leadership within their organizations, conduct or participate in research in vascular disorders, and demonstrate self-assessment of their outcomes.

The vascular surgeon must have advanced knowledge and knowledge with the management of vascular problems including:

All elements of clinical evaluation; non-invasive testing including plethysmography, duplex ultrasonography, resonance imaging, CT scans, angiography, and other diagnostic tests utilized within the diagnosis of vascular disease.

Comprehensive management of vascular disease to incorporate screening and surveillance, medical management, drug therapy, risk factor management, wound management including amputations, and other adjunctive procedures.

Indications and techniques concerning open and endovascular treatment of vascular disorders to incorporate the whole spectrum of interventions wont to treat vascular disorders including occlusive, aneurysmal, disease , trauma, and neurovascular compressive syndromes involving the arteries and veins of the body (excluding the intracranial and coronary arteries). This includes the aorta and its branches, the arteries of the neck, pelvis and upper and lower extremities, and therefore the venous system.

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