The value of debulking first in peripheral arterial disease
Jörg Tessarek MD, Head of Department Vascular and Endovacular Surgery, Bonifatius Hospital, 49808 Lingen,...
Jörg Tessarek MD, Head of Department Vascular and Endovacular Surgery, Bonifatius Hospital, 49808 Lingen, Germany. During his surgical education in 1990 until his board certification as General Surgeon in 1996, he was strongly occupied with vascular patients. From 1996 until 2009 he worked in Münster at the St. Franziskus Hospital and the University Hospital. Since his board certification for vascular surgery in 1999 he focused on CAS, CLI and complex surgical and endovascular aortic procedures. In his function as Vice Chairman of the endovascular section of the DGG since 2009, he could support various studies and publications covering vascular and endovascular topics. Still networking in national and international scientific societies (ISES, ESVS, DGG, DGA, FOundER Group, BDC) and running endovascular courses for the DGG and ESVS, his interest during the last years was to implement a dedicated endovascular education program into the national vascular surgery curriculum, which has become real now. This includes the use of IVUS and ultrasound to reduce radiation dose for patient and staff.