2004 – 2007

Dr. Manel Matas Docampo
1st Vice President :
Dr. Eduardo Ros Díe
2nd Vice President :
Dr. Carlos Vaquero Puerta
Dr. Francisco Gomez Palonés
Dr. Javier Serrano Hernando
Scientific Committee:
Dr. José Patricio Linares Palomino
Dr. Jordi Maeso Lebrun
Dr. Vicente Gutiérrez Alonso
Dr. Moncho Segura

2009 – 2013

Dr. Eduardo Ros Die
1st Vice President :
Dr. Carlos Vaquero Puerta
2nd Vice President :
Dr. Jorge Maeso Lebrun
Dr. Vicente Gutierrez Alonso
Dr. Mercedes Guerra Requena
Executive Members: 
Dr. Agustín Arroyo Bielsa
Dr. Anabel Barrios Castro
Dr. Carlos Esteban Gracia
Dr. Ángel Galindo García
Dr. José Patricio Linares Palomino
Dr. Rafael Fernández Samos Gutiérrez
Dr. Raúl García Casas
Scientific Committee:
Dra. Beatriz Alvarez García
Dr. Ignacio Lojo Rocamonde
Dr. Francisco Gómez Palonés
Dr. Luis Miguel Salmerón Febres

2013 – 2017

Dr. Carlos Vaquero Puerta
1st Vice President :
Dra. Mercedes Guerra Requena
2nd Vice President :
Dr. Francisco Gómez Palomés
Dr. Enrique San Norberto García
Jose P. Linares-Palomino
Executive Members: 
Dr. Ignacio Hernández-Lahoz
Dr. Angel Duato Jane
Dr. Rafael Fernández Samos
Dr. Luis Riera del Moral
Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez Morata
Dra. Teresa Solanich Valldaura
Dr. José Moreno Escobar
Comité científico:
Dr. Enrique San Norberto García
Scientific Committee:
Dr. Angel Galindo García
Dra. Estrella Blanco
Dr. Jordi Maeso Lebrun
Dr. Jorge B. Cuenca Manteca

2017 – 2021

Mercedes Guerra Requena
1st Vice President
Francisco Gómez Palonés
2nd Vice President
Manuel Alonso Pérez
Jose P. Linares Palomino
Reyes Vega Manrique
Executive Members Committees, Private Assistance in Endovascular Surgery
Ignacio Lojo Rocamonde
Executive Members Committees, Endovascular Surgery at Islands
Enrique González Tabares
Executive Members Committees, Communication, Website and Social Networkings
Rodrigo Rial Horcajo
Executive Members Committees, Radiation Protection. Lourdes del Río-Solá
Lourdes del Río Solá
Executive Members Committees, Chair of Training
Elena González Cañas
Executive Members Committees, Investigation
Sergi Bellmunt Montoya
Executive Members Committees, Representative of Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Elena Iborra Ortega


Mercedes Guerra-Requena

After the four years of validity of the Board of Directors that I had the honor of presiding and the many other years forming part of the previous boards, today I have enough perspective to see the trajectory of the CCEV from its beginnings looking at the past, at its present and to the future and I am inclined to think that the CCEV is essential then and now………. and always will be.

It is the objective of our Chapter to respond to the current and future problems that vascular surgeons have to perform endovascular procedures and these problems continue to exist in many parts of our geography; perhaps because we have not been able to make much progress in solving them or perhaps because the continuous progress of endovascular surgery makes us continue in this permanent fight to integrate them into our specialty.

New Boards of Directors will arrive with new hopes and projects, but also with new challenges to face, because endovascular surgery is constantly innovating and therefore continually updating, and the CCEV must keep alive its founding objectives of consolidating endovascular techniques, such as inherent part of the specialty itself, by disseminating endovascular procedures in the medical press and before health institutions, providing knowledge in national and international congresses, promoting training in endovascular surgery and training networks between national and international specialty colleagues .

This Chapter has made me live our specialty intensely and feel the strength of deep ethical principles in defending the leadership of endovascular surgery within our specialty, Angiology and Vascular Surgery. I have always acted out of a deep belief that this leadership is in the best interest of our patients.

Although some say that “the war has already been won and those times are over”, the reality shows that this was not the case and the Chapter of Endovascular Surgery is the champion in this permanent search for excellence in endovascular techniques to offer the best quality. to our patients.

Mercedes Guerra Requena

Former president of the CCEV 2017-2021

Carlos Vaquero-Puerta


More than sixteen years ago and with a clear need for it, the Vascular Surgery Chapter was created within the Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery. The purpose was clear and none other than to promote in all aspects the performance of endovascular surgery by angiologists and vascular surgeons, many members of the group very focused on conventional vascular techniques, not having given at that time the attention these procedures deserved. of minimally invasive surgery and that due to innumerable circumstances were being carried out by other specialists. The Chapter has come a long way, guided by the members of four Boards of Directors, and at the present time we have another that should lead the group on a new path, clearly a continuation of the previous one. During this period there is no doubt that great progress has been made in ensuring that these procedures are being performed by all angiologists and vascular surgeons and in this, for my part, I consider that the Chapter has made at least a modest contribution. . Professionals have been made aware of the endovascular aspect, they have been given support, the performance of techniques has been encouraged, all kinds of information has been disseminated not only in audiovisual form, but also in writing with the publication of numerous books. However, the collective, and therefore the Chapter, cannot be euphoric. A lot of work has been done, but it has to be completed and it is very likely that it will always be unfinished. In this way, the Chapter continues to maintain the original objectives, on the one hand, but on the other new ones will be added according to the evolution that this type of techniques demand, adding new indications, new devices, for which the work of the The responsibility of directing the Chapter continues to be difficult, but it is carried out with clearly hopeful enthusiasm.

Carlos Cowboy Door

3rd President of the Endovascular Surgery Chapter


Eduardo Ros-Die

A new stage of the Endovascular Surgery Chapter is beginning, as usually happens when the Board of Directors is changed. It is always an exciting starting point. It is the occasion for me to wish this new team the best wishes for success in their management in the hope that they achieve the most of their ambitious program. As is logical and consistent, I make myself unconditionally available to the Board for anything they deem may be useful. Remember that according to the Roman maxim: “Sic transit Gloria mundi”

Eduardo Ross Die

Former president of the CCEV


Manel Matas-Docampo

The specialty has its beginnings in 1951 in Atlantic City with the I International Congress of the Society of Angiology led by F.Martorell, Leriche, Schumacher and De Bakey among others, our specialty is young compared to others, only 70 years have passed since its inception. In 1959, in the city of Barcelona, the Spanish Society of Angiology was established, led by F. Martorell. In 1977 under the Presidency of JM.Capdevila at the National Congress of Angiology held in San Sebastian, the Statutes of the Society were changed and the Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (SEACV) was founded. Finally, in 1978, under his presidency, the Specialty of Angiology and Vascular Surgery was officially recognized in Spain with Royal Decree 2015/1978.

This decree allows the recognition of the Specialty in MIR training, until then the title of Cardiovascular Surgery was obtained and on the other hand it is recognized as a Medical / Surgical Specialty unlike the vast majority of European countries in which Angiology and Surgery Vascular are different specialties. After the official status of the Specialty, the immediate objective was to gain recognition from other specialties, separate from Cardiac Surgery, recover Phlebology from the field of Internal Medicine and General Surgery and recover angiographic examinations from Angioradiology units. Another fundamental objective that the Specialty considers is to urgently create several Teaching Units throughout the Spanish geography.

With the development of the Specialty, the need arises to promote areas of knowledge under the name of SEACV chapters. In 1993 the Phlebology Chapter was created and in 1999 the Non-Invasive Diagnostic Chapter in order to group venous pathology within the Specialty and create non-invasive Hemodynamics laboratories in our services.

In the 1980s and 1990s, our specialty was consolidated and from the surgical point of view it focused on developing and promoting arterial surgery techniques: thromboendarterectomy and bypass with autologous vein or prosthesis, and live surgery courses led by by Dr.R.C de Sobregrau at the Valle Hebron hospital and Dr.JM Capdevila at the Bellvitge hospital.

The incorporation of Endovascular Surgery within our Specialty in the mid-nineties is preceded by some fundamental advances. In 1953 Seldinguer with the percutaneous approach to the vessels, in 1963 Fogarty with the balloon catheter that made it possible to treat arterial obstructions at a distance, in 1964 Dotter performed the first successful balloon angioplasty in a superficial femoral artery lesion and in 1990 J.C. Parodi treated successfully treated a patient with an AAA by stenting the abdominal aorta at the Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires.

The vast majority of vascular surgeons at that time had a lot of training and experience in arterial surgery techniques and it was hard for us to believe that PTA/stent techniques could successfully and durably repair those arterial lesions that we treated on a daily basis. We need J.C Parodi to treat an AAA endovascularly in 1990 to awaken, incorporate and develop endovascular procedures in the field of specialty. Shortly after the first case, I myself went to see how Parodi worked in Buenos Aires and I realized that this contribution was going to change a large part of the specialty.

It is at the end of the 90s when some vascular surgeons in the country woke up and asked ourselves how we should properly train ourselves in these new procedures, how we should negotiate with the administration to obtain the appropriate technology in our surgical areas, and how to resolve the issue of interventional radiology. that was being consolidated in the angioradiology units. We promoted courses to obtain the title of director of radiological facilities for vascular surgeons, training stays abroad and live Endovascular Surgery courses, the annual course organized at the Vall d’Hebron hospital (Dr.M Matas) 2002/2014 and the SITE organized by the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona on a biennial basis (Dr. V. Riambau).

I was very aware of what was happening between Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Cardiology (the increasingly important role of cardiologists was taking shape and the impoverishment of cardiac surgery), it was a very clear example that we should avoid. The fact that our specialty was the only expert in vascular pathology in all its aspects: diagnosis, medical, surgical or endovascular treatment, and patient follow-up helped us a lot.

The idea of creating an Endovascular Surgery Chapter arose from the need to promote a forum with special dedication to these new techniques and promote the realization of works, scholarships, courses and congresses, both training and research for vascular surgeons. In the General Assembly of the SEACV Congress held in Sitges in June 2004, the creation of the SEACV Endovascular Surgery Chapter was accepted (request made by Dr.M.Matas). On 1/20/2005 the Constituent Assembly of the Chapter is held and the provisional Management Board is appointed, made up of Dr M.Matas, E. Ros, C. Vaquero, J. Serrano F.Gomez. In the city of Cadiz in June 2005, the First Congress of the Endovascular Surgery Chapter was held and the first Board formed by Dr. M.Matas, E.Ros, C. Vaquero, F. Gomez, J. Serrano, Alonso Alvarez, Collado Bueno, Escudero Rodriguez, Garcia Madrid, Lopez Quintana, Orgáz Perez-Grueso and Porto Rodriguez. Scientific Committee formed by drs. Gutierrez Alonso, Maeso Lebrun, Linares Palomino and Segura Iglesias.

Since the creation of the Endovascular Surgery Chapter in 2005, 18 years of great activity have passed, promoted by successive Boards, congresses, scholarships, registries, research projects, hybrid operating rooms that have consolidated these techniques in our daily practice. I believe that the impulse behind this project has been a great success, we must be open and prepared for the new challenges that lie ahead, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, which will significantly change our practice of medicine.

What should not change is treating patients who place their trust in each one of us to heal them with humanity and knowledge.

Barcelona January 2023.

M. Matas Docampo