The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Methodist is a two year program designed to prepare vascular surgeons to provide personalized comprehensive and the highest quality surgical care and leads to eligibility for the Certificate of Special added Qualification in Vascular Surgery. We have a long tradition as leaders in vascular surgery through the efforts of Drs. Michael DeBakey and Stanley Crawford and our mission is to develop academic clinical surgeons who will continue this tradition as leaders in this specialty. The program provides the educational resources appropriate for the development of proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the arterial venous and lymphatic systems and the clinical educational experiences for the fellows to excel in multidisciplinary communication and professionalism.
The goal of the vascular training program is to provide fellows with a broad base of knowledge and skills in all aspects of vascular surgery concerning the preoperative operative and postoperative care of the general vascular surgery patient. The clinical portfolio provides a high volume and balanced experience of open and endovascular cases with an emphasis on complex interventions, comprehensive exposure to ultrasound and cross-sectional imaging and complete experience in the management of inpatients and outpatients. Faculty mentors guide the fellows' research efforts and there is ample opportunity to conduct, present and publish clinical research. Our faculty is nationally recognized, clinically busy and dedicated to the pursuit of the academic mission and the education of academic surgeons. Upon completion of the program, fellows will be proficient and knowledgeable in the indications and technical skills to perform procedures requiring traditional open and catheter based technology and will be prepared to enter an academic position in vascular surgery. Two fellows are accepted annually through the National Residency Matching Program
In order to qualify for the fellowship in vascular surgery, a fellow must have successfully completed 5 years of an ACGME accredited General Surgery Residency and must be eligible for examination by the American Board of Surgery.
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About the Vascular Surgery Division
As members of the internationally recognized Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, the physicians of the Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates (MCSA) are leading the way in cardiovascular disease. Working in state-of-the art facilities, using some of the most sophisticated technology and collaborating with world-renowned physicians and researchers from other areas, members of MCSA have access to some of the best treatments available today.
The goal of the Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates is to apply new technologies with sound clinical judgement. They explore integrating all minimally invasive cardiovascular therapies such as robotics, endoscopy, catheter-based therapies and image-guided therapies, with traditional open surgery to provide the best possible treatment for the individual. Their knowledge of diseases, experience with traditional treatment options and access to cutting edge modalities distinguish these surgeons from other cardiovascular interventionalists.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.