Stanford Endovascular Symposium, 1999

April 1999

Sponsored by:

  • Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Stanford University
  • School of Medicine

Course Co-Directors:

  • Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D.
  • Christophers K. Zarins, M.D.


This course is designed to provide the practicing vascular surgeon or interventionalist with current information on endovascular techniques. Live case demonstrations of endovascular procedures, including stent graft repair of aortic aneurysms will be presented. The "hands on" portion of the Workshop will assist these specialists in the development of clinical and technical skills working with the latest instrumentation utilized in this growing endovascular surgical field.

Stanford Faculty

Ronald Dalman, M.D., Thomas Fogarty, M.D., Edmund Harris, Sr., M.D., E. John Harris, Jr., M.D., Bradley Hill, M.D., Stephen Kee, M.D., John Mehigan, M.D., Craig Miller, M.D., R. Scott Mitchell, M.D., Cornelius Olcott IV, M.D., Mahmood Razavi, M.D., Geoff Rubin, M.D., Yehuda Wolf, M.D., Paul Yock, M.D., Christopher Zarins, M.D.

Invited Guest Faculty

Timothy Chuter, M.D., Frank Criado, M.D., John Edwards, M.D., Mark Fillinger, M.D., Raul Guzman, M.D., Robert Hobson, M.D., Kim Hodgson, M.D., Edward Kinney, M.D., Dainis Krievins, M.D., Michael Marin, M.D., Bernardo Martinez, M.D., Frans Moll, M.D., Ph.D., David Rosenthal, M.D., Peter Schubart, M.D., Michael Silva, M.D., Roy Tawes, M.D., Frank Veith, M.D., Alberto Wetter, M.D.


The following is a partial list of companies who have pledged generous support for this educational endeavor. We are most grateful to Abbott Laboratories, Vascular Systems Division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Boston Scientific, Cook, Inc., Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc., General Surgical Innovations, W. L. Gore and Assoc., Johnson and Johnson Interventional Systems, Medical Media Systems, Medtronic/AneuRx, OEC Medical Systems, Inc., Philips Medical Systems, Schneider (USA), Inc.


Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Stanford University School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 17.5 credit hours in category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award for the American Medical Association.

Social Event

Course tuition includes reception/dinner for course registrants to be held at the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards on Saturday April 17, 1999. The Winery is located in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Silicon Valley and Stanford University, and has produced several award winning wines in recent years. The event at Dr. Fogarty's Winery should prove to be a memorable evening for all course participants.


"Hands On" training will be conducted on Friday, April 16, 1999 at the animal, bench and cadaver laboratory facilities located on the Stanford University campus, Stanford, California.

Course participants will receive intensive practical endovascular experience in small groups conducted by Stanford faculty and prominent invited guest faculty. Live case demonstrations of endovascular procedures will be presented with special emphasis on endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Lectures will be conducted at the Fairchild auditorium on Saturday, April 17, 1999.

The European-styled Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, located in nearby Redwood Shores, will serve as the home site for faculty and course registrants' accommodations. It offers easy access to all local attractions in the Silicon Valley area. San Francisco, or a trip to the Pacific coast, are just a short 45 minute drive. Also the Napa Valley, beautifully in bloom in the springtime, is only 90 minutes away.

Online Materials

This course was offered on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, 1999. Make sure to register early for next year's "Hands On" Workshop, April 21 and 22, 2000.

This course is designed to provide the practicing vascular surgeon or interventionalist with current information on endovascular techniques. Live case demonstrations of endovascular procedures, including stent graft repair of aortic aneurysms were presented. The "hands on" portion of the Workshop assists these specialists in the development of clinical and technical skills working with the latest instrumentation utilized in this growing endovascular surgical field.

*Please note that CME credit cannot be given for this online course


Session 1: Acquisition of Endovascular Skills; Endovascular Technologies

7:30 - 7:40 a.m. Endovascular Surgery in the New Millennium: Current and Future Challenges
Thomas J.Fogarty, M.D. 7:40 - 7:50 a.m. How to Acquire Skills for Endovascular Procedures
Kim Hodgson, M.D. 7:50 - 8:00 a.m. Complications, Troubleshooting and Precautions for the
Beginner Endovascular Surgeon

Frank Criado, M.D. 8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Intravascular Ultrasound: Principles and Practice in Endovascular Procedures
Paul Yock, M.D. 8:10 - 8:20 a.m. Update: The Role of Thrombolysis in Arterial Disease
John Edwards, M.D. 8:20 - 9:30 a.m. PANEL DISCUSSION

View the demonstration video. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break, Visit Exhibits

Session 2: Arterial Occlusive and Venous Disease

10:00 - 10:10 a.m. Venous Recanalization and Stenting in the Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis
Mahmood Razavi, M.D. 10:10 - 10:20 a.m. Will Endovascular Strategies Replace Operative Thromboembolectomy
Frank Veith, M.D. 10:20 - 10:30 a.m Superficial Femoral Ring Endarterectomy with a Twist
Peter J. Schubart, M.D. 10:30 - 10:40 a.m. In-situ Saphenous Vein Bypass with Endoscopic Side Branch Occlusion: Is it Worth the Effort?
David Rosenthal, M.D. 10:40 - 10:50 a.m. Application of Endoscopic Techniques for Lower Extremity Arterial and Venous Disease
Bradley Hill, M.D. 10:50 - 12:00 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
LOWER EXTREMITY 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Visit Exhibits

Session 3: Cerebrovascular and Aortic Disease

1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Prospective Randomization of Carotid Stenting vs. Endarterectomy: The CREST of the Future is Here
Robert Hobson, M.D. 1:10 - 1:20 p.m. Acute Aortic Dissection: Endovascular Treatment Strategies and Outcomes
Stephen Kee, M.D. 1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Combined Surgical and Endovascular Approaches for Aneurysmal and Occlusive Disease
Michael Marin, M.D. 1:30 - 1:40 p.m. Pre-operative Imaging to Select Patients for Endovascular AAA Repair: Can We Predict Those That Will Have Endoleaks?
Geoff Rubin, M.D. 1:40 - 1:50 p.m. Post-operative Imaging following Endovascular AAA Repair: Evaluation of Endoleaks
Mark Fillinger, M.D. 1:50 - 2:15 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
LIVE CASE DEMONSTRATION 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Break, Visit Exhibits

Sessions 4 and 5: Endovascular Aneurysm Repair / Case Presentations

2:45 - 2:55 p.m. Endovascular Therapy for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Scott Mitchell, M.D. 2:55 - 3:05 p.m. Endovascular vs. Open Surgical Repair of AAA
Christopher K. Zarins, M.D. 3:05 - 3:15 p.m. The European Perspective: Which Device is Best for Endovascular AAA Repair? 3:15 - 3:25 p.m. What about Endoleaks and What Should we do About Them?
Tim Chuter, M.D. 3:25 - 3:35 p.m. Customizing Endovascular Aneurysm Repair to Fit the Patient's Needs: When to use Transrenal Fixation
Frank Criado, M.D. 3:35 - 3:55 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
LIVE CASE DEMONSTRATION 3:55 - 4:25 p.m. Techniques and Problem Solving in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Kim Hodgson, M.D. 4:25 - 4:45 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION 4:45 - 4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks, Adjourn

Registration Information


$1,150.00 for the two day event

$450.00 for the one day lecture, live cases series only April 17, 1999


Due to the high demand for this workshop, we strongly advise you to wait until you are confirmed into this event to schedule airfare. Stanford claims no responsibility for airfare that must be cancelled.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 27, 1999.

A limited block of rooms have been reserved for workshop participants at this European-style hotel located seven miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The waterfront Hotel Sofitel features an outdoor pool, full service European spa, fitness center, and complimentary parking. Your hotel concierge will be happy to arrange car rentals and reserve your place on one of several bus tours of the city of San Francisco, Wine Country, or Monterey/Carmel areas which leave from the Hotel Sofitel lobby.

Plan your visit for a few extra days and enjoy the wonderful attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area! The Hotel runs complimentary shuttle service to and from the San Francisco Airport every hour on the hour from early morning until late evening. You may meet the shuttle outside the baggage areas or you may contact the hotel directly using the courtesy telephone located in the baggage claim area, or call 598-9000.

Course Contact

Lambrini P. Kouvaris
Postgraduate Medical Education Office
MSOB X-341, MC:5423
Stanford Medical Center
Stanford, CA 94305-5423
Phone (800) 305-2436
Fax (650) 725-0921