Training and Credentialing in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The previous decade has seen explosive growth in technological advances in the endovascular arena. A partial list of these technologies would include carotid angioplasty and stenting, refinements in thoracic and abdominal endografts, and lower extremity angioplasty stenting, atherectomy, and mechanical thrombectomy. The field of vascular surgery has completely embraced these minimally invasive techniques and adapted its training paradigms accordingly. With the increasing complexity and breadth of endovascular interventions, vascular surgery has become a distinct surgery specialty. Reflecting this change, candidates for the Vascular Surgery Board examination of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS) can sit for the examination after completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited vascular residency without previous certification in general surgery.
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