IIVS projects

Advancing Vascular Health: Strategic Initiatives by the Indian Institute of Vascular Surgery (IIVS)

Introduction: Dedicated to pioneering advancements in vascular healthcare across India, the Indian Institute of Vascular Surgery (IIVS) is proud to introduce a trio of innovative projects aimed at preventing ulcers, reducing amputations, and enhancing arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surveillance. These initiatives signify our commitment to elevating standards of care and improving patient outcomes nationwide.

1. Project: No More Ulcer

Objective: The "No More Ulcer" initiative seeks to significantly diminish the incidence of leg ulcers through proactive measures encompassing early detection, comprehensive treatment, and patient education.


  • ✔ Early Detection Strategies: Implementation of robust screening protocols targeting high-risk populations, particularly individuals afflicted by diabetes and peripheral artery disease.
  • ✔ Multifaceted Treatment Protocols: Deployment of integrated care pathways combining advanced wound management, vascular interventions, and lifestyle modifications tailored to address underlying etiologies.
  • ✔ Patient Empowerment Endeavors: Development of educational campaigns aimed at empowering patients with invaluable insights into preventive strategies, self-care modalities, and the imperative of regular follow-ups to avert ulcer recurrence.

2. Project: No More Amputation

Objective: The "No More Amputation" endeavours to curtail limb loss by optimizing access to state-of-the-art vascular interventions and promoting cutting-edge limb salvage methodologies.


  • ✔ Expedited Intervention Mechanisms: Establishment of agile response frameworks facilitating prompt diagnosis and treatment of critical limb ischemia and other conditions posing imminent threats to limb viability.
  • ✔ Innovative Therapeutic Modalities: Harnessing breakthrough techniques such as endovascular revascularization, tissue engineering, and regenerative therapies to preserve limb functionality and enhance patient prognosis.
  • ✔ Comprehensive Rehabilitation Regimens: Provision of holistic rehabilitation services aimed at maximizing functional recovery and augmenting overall quality of life for individuals at risk of limb amputation.

3. Project: AVF Surveillance

Objective: The "AVF Surveillance" initiative endeavors to optimize the longevity and functionality of AVFs utilized in hemodialysis by instituting rigorous monitoring and maintenance frameworks.


  • ✔ Continuous Monitoring Protocols: Deployment of systematic surveillance regimes leveraging advanced imaging modalities to detect early signs of AVF dysfunction, including stenosis and thrombosis.
  • ✔ Timely Intervention Strategies: Facilitation of expedited interventions, encompassing angioplasty, stenting, or surgical revision, to promptly address AVF complications and ensure sustained vascular access patency.
  • ✔ Patient Education Initiatives: Implementation of comprehensive educational programs aimed at enlightening hemodialysis patients on the criticality of AVF surveillance, self-monitoring techniques, and adherence to prescribed maintenance schedules for long-term vascular access sustainability.

Conclusion: The Indian Institute of Vascular Surgery (IIVS) is steadfast in its resolve to spearhead transformative advancements in vascular healthcare through the strategic implementation of the "No More Ulcer," "No More Amputation," and "AVF Surveillance" projects. By fostering synergistic collaborations among healthcare stakeholders and championing patient-centric care paradigms, IIVS endeavors to redefine standards of excellence in vascular health management and contribute significantly to the betterment of society.