Rotation Descriptions

The Vascular Surgery Fellows split their time between vascular surgery rotations at both the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.

While on rotation at both UI Hospitals & Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, the fellows will be exposed to all aspects of vascular surgery including open and endovascular procedures. In addition the fellows will be actively involved in the preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative patient care. The fellows will also participate in both the outpatient clinic and vascular lab, where they will be exposed to the issues related to follow and management of early and late complications of vascular interventions.  Further, as the fellows advance in training, they will have acquired the clinical judgment and technical skills necessary to serve as a teaching assistant to the residents on the vascular services.     

A sampling of the procedures and operations that the fellows will be exposed to include:

  • Carotid body tumor excision
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Endovascular aortic and iliac aneurysm repair
  • Excision and replacement of infected bypass grafts
  • Exposure of the abdominal aorta through trans-and retroperitoneal exposure
  • Lower extremity bypass
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair
  • Redo abdominal aortic surgery
  • Redo carotid endarterectomy
  • Renal and mesenteric artery bypass