“The Public and Patient Outreach Committee is pleased to announce new patient videos,” said Steven Leers, MD, chair of the SVS Public and Professional Outreach Committee. “We have 10 broadcast quality videos available for members. The videos explain who we are and what we do in a very professional format that will be appealing to patients or referring physicians.”
SVS members appear in the videos discussing vascular diseases and various treatment options with their patients. The topics of the videos are:
• What is a Vascular Surgeon?
• What is an AAA?
• AAA Treatment
• Critical Limb Ischemia
• Dialysis Access / Fistula Procedure
• Varicose Veins
Funded by a Cook Medical grant, the 10 videos are available through the SVS website, VascularWeb.org, and YouTube. Every other week between January 4 and May 9, 2012, a press release promoting one video will be distributed to 10,000 television stations and Internet sites throughout the United States.
“The professional quality videos are available for use as patient education resources,” said Dr. Leers. “SVS members may link from their practice websites to the VascularWeb.org page as well as offer the videos to referring physicians.”