Angiology and Vascular Surgery

Angiology and vascular surgery deal with prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of vascular diseases. In this field, resident doctors administer non-invasive medical and diagnostic therapies through imaging techniques, direct surgical treatments, endoscopies and endovascular procedures in adults and children. In the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Teaching Unit you will acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to carry out the specialisation in hospitals at any level, and where specialists have to treat the most straightforward to the most complex of issues.  

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The Angiology and Vascular Surgery Teaching Unit has one accredited position. It is part of the  Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, but General, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery are also involved. This ensures there is an opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams.

The specialisation is carried out in the Outpatient Clinic, in Haemodynamics, on the wards, in surgery, and in the Accident and Emergency Department. It works both in Internal Medicine and Paediatrics.

During the training period, tutors supervise residents in a progressive way. Depending on which part of the training they are in, residents may carry out preoperative diagnostics and give surgical indications during operations and for immediate postoperative care. In addition, they carry out postoperative care on the hospital wards.

Other skills you will acquire include diagnostic imaging using all available methods: ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance angiography among others, in addition to using the most advanced angiography techniques and therapeutic endovascular procedures.

If you do your residency with us, you will also have the opportunity to actively participate in organizing and developing courses, to analyse the Department’s surgical outcomes, to conduct literature reviews and be up to date with the latest innovations and aspects specific to the specialisation.

Angiology residents work with scientific research methodology and are equipped to write different kinds of publications in this field. Their objectives include two publications as first author and the presentation of two papers at scientific events. It is also recommended to dedicate time to the doctoral thesis, or least to start it.

Why should you specialise at Vall d’Hebron?

  • Because the comprehensive care allows vascular specialists to offer patients the best of the effective therapies available, and makes it possible for residents to take part in diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical problems.           
  • Because resident’s work in Angiology and Vascular Surgery encompasses both adults and paediatrics.
  • Because you will undertake complementary training in areas of special interest for the specialisation that correspond to units or sections of the Department.
  • Because the technical aspects include conventional and endovascular techniques specific to the specialisation, and also percutaneous techniques and intraoperative direct treatment.
  • Because residents receive scientific training and write scientific publications for the Department and present papers at conferences in the specialisation at a regional, national and international level.  
  • Because we offer continuous professional development, literature training and provide monthly research sessions, daily sessions on the healthcare activity, and a monthly mortality review.           
  • Because we have courses related to cerebrovascular topics and endovascular techniques with international implications.   
  • Because we offer the option to have a stay abroad in a hospital of your choice.
  • Because we have a daily review system with department meetings held every morning. 

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