Current Practice of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The presentation covers current treatment options for a wide scope of standard as well as challenging vascular pathology. It discusses the implementation of new endovascular technology compared to customary open techniques for the treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic pathology, peripheral vascular disease and venous disorders.  

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand basic open approach to vascular disease
  2. Understand endovascular approach to vascular disease as well as the benefit of newer minimally invasive procedures
  3. Understand the benefits of one approach over the other
  4. Provide detailed overview of the treatment scope within the department to provide greater understanding  of patients that can be treated by vascular surgery
  5. Understand new advances in vascular surgery

Target Audience:

  1. Physicians:  Medical doctors, cardiologists, nephrologists endocrinologists, surgeons
    and vascular surgeons  
  2. Podiatrists 
  3. Physician assistants
  4. Nurse practitioners
  5. Residents and Medical students

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Beth Israel Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:
Thomas R. Bernik, MD, FACS


Thomas R. Bernik, MD

Thomas R. Bernik, MD Thomas R. Bernik, MD, has joined Beth Israel Medical Center as Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He also is Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College.
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