TSVES – 2021

November 4, 2021

The Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (TSVES) prepares for the annual meeting set for November of 4th – 6th, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk.  The department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have regularly participated in the TSVES annual meeting, and this year, our PGY-4 vascular surgery resident, Tommaso Cambiaghi, MD participated in Abstract Presentations at the 2021 meeting. In addition to Dr. Cambiaghi’ s work, several other McGovern vascular surgery faculty members will be presenting on their work and experiences over the last year that have helped shape and transform the field within the state of Texas. Rana Afifi, MD holds the TSVES leadership role of secretary, and aided in the planning of this year’s meeting. Additionally, Drs. Sheila Coogan and Gustavo Oderich will be presenting in Plenary Sessions 1 & 2 (Details below).

2021 Scholarships for Vascular Trainees and Mock Orals sign up available on the TSVES Website.

According to the TSVES Website:

”Formerly known as the San Antonio Vascular Surgical Society, the foundations of the Texas Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (TSVES) were laid in the early 1980s when its first meeting was held in 1984 and was incorporated as a non-profit society “organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes” in 1985. Since its inception, the aims of the society were clear in enhancement of the skills and knowledge of the surgeons and medical personnel through exchange of information and ideas essential to maintaining the highest standards of patient care in the vascular surgery. To that end, for years now TSVES has conducted numerous academic programs and invited lectures presenting original research to their colleagues as well as learning opportunities for the residents and fellows. TSVES stands to represent the large number of vascular specialists practicing in the state of Texas and encourages active participation of all those within the state in the societal affairs. The national Society of Vascular Surgery recognized TSVES as the official regional vascular society and is formally represented at the SVS’s annual council meeting.”

The meeting has been organized so as to encourage state-wide participation where vascular surgery professionals and students can congregate to share updates in the advancements of treatments, recognize outstanding colleagues, and reconnect with fellow associates.  Papers, presentations, posters, and panel discussions will be reviewed, including the following topics prepared by the McGovern Team:

Friday, November 5th:

SoVONet Fall 2021 Regional Meeting

SoVONet Overview/Update – Sheila Coogan, MD

Cost-Effectiveness of TCAR – Sheila Coogan, MD

Aortic Disease in Women; Sex & Gender Disparities, How Can We Bridge the Gaps? – Rana O. Afifi, MD

Lessons Learned After Two Decades of Endovascular TAAA Repair – Gustavo S. Oderich, MD

Saturday, November 6th:

Effective Neck for Endovascular Treatment of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury – Tommaso Cambiaghi, MD

Optimal Graft Design for Endovascular Treatment of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury – Tommaso Cambiaghi, MD

Check out the program and come learn the latest advances and information from the experts in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery, network, and many more learning opportunities.

Click here to learn more about the conference in general or here to go straight to registration.


-Pearl Adams