Guidelines for hospital privileges in vascular and endovascular surgery: Recommendations of the Society for Vascular Surgery

Keith D. Calligaro, Boulos Toursarkissian, G. Patrick Clagett, Jonathan Towne, Kim Hodgson, Gregory Moneta, Anton N. Sidawy, Jack L. Cronenwett

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    Abstract

    The Clinical Practice Council of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) was charged with providing an updated consensus on guidelines for hospital privileges in vascular and endovascular surgery. One compelling reason to update these recommendations is that vascular surgery as a specialty has continued to evolve with a significant shift towards endovascular therapies. The Society for Vascular Surgery is making the following four recommendations concerning guidelines for hospital privileges for vascular and endovascular surgery. First, anyone applying for new hospital privileges to perform vascular surgery should have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical-accredited vascular surgery residency and should obtain American Board of Surgery certification in vascular surgery within 3 years of completion of their training. Second, we reaffirm and provide updated recommendations concerning previous established guidelines for peripheral endovascular procedures, thoracic and abdominal aortic endograft replacements, and carotid artery balloon angioplasty and stenting for trainees and already credentialed physicians who are adding these new procedures to their hospital credentials. Third, we endorse the Residency Review Committee for Surgery recommendations regarding open and endovascular cases during vascular residency training. Fourth, we endorse the Inter-societal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) recommendations for noninvasive vascular laboratory interpretations and examinations to become a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI) or a registered vascular technologist (RVT).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-5
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of vascular surgery
    Volume47
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Calligaro, K. D., Toursarkissian, B., Clagett, G. P., Towne, J., Hodgson, K., Moneta, G., Sidawy, A. N., & Cronenwett, J. L. (2008). Guidelines for hospital privileges in vascular and endovascular surgery: Recommendations of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Journal of vascular surgery, 47(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2007.10.003