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Get to Know Terumo Advanced Training

Terumo Cardiovascular’s Advanced Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH) training programs, encompassing both saphenous vein and radial artery, offers benefits for all attendees - whether you are a novice or an expert harvester.

At the core of our training programs is a dedicated Clinical Support team and state-of-the-art training facilities. The goal is to train and support clinicians throughout their vessel harvesting journey and assist with the successful adoption of the VirtuoSaph Plus EVH System.

Terumo’s Clinical Specialists work with you to customize a comprehensive solution that fits your unique training needs. We understand the importance of providing excellent patient care as effectively and efficiently as possible. Our training program provides clinicians with the opportunity to practice critical skills, techniques and strategies to optimize vessel harvesting and deliver positive patient outcomes.

Meet Our Dedicated Team of Clinical Specialists

Mike Fortunato, PA-C, MPAS (Physician Assistant Certified and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies)

Stephanie Ashley, CSFA (Certified Surgical First Assistant)

Gary Tindel, CSA (Certified Surgical Assistant)

Mike Champion, DHSc, PA-C, RN, MBA (Doctor of Health Science, Physician Assistant Certified, Registered Nurse, and Masters of Business Administration)

Julie Nelsen, PA-C (Physician Assistant Certified)

Peter Bhinda, MBA, MSC, BA(Hons), PGCertME, PGDop, DipHE/RN, CT SCP

Terumo Cardiovascular’s team of Clinical Specialists are here to support you – both on site and virtually. Across the country and around the world.

All our Clinical Specialist team members have extensive experience harvesting in the CVOR. So they understand the vessel harvesting process, its unique challenges, and the importance of providing great patient care every day.

They bring more than 100 years of harvesting expertise; gained while serving as Surgical Physician Assistants, Registered Nurse First Assists and Certified First Assists.

Terumo Cardiovascular’s Training Resources

We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities across the country. Our instructor led courses are designed for your success — offering a thorough review of anatomy, procedure, technique and strategies. As training concludes, all attendees receive Clinician Guides that they can take home with them — an in-depth review of the procedure from start to finish.

Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting Training

EVH Lab Session

Lab Forums with cadaveric specimens

  • Join us for specialized training at state-of-the-art facilities
  • Learn vital anatomy, techniques, and strategies for optimal patient outcomes
  • Immerse in hands-on simulation with the VirtuoSaph Plus EVH system
  • Foster collaboration with peers nationwide
  • Receive one-on-one support from Terumo’s Clinical Specialists

Endoscopic Vein Harvesting Training

SynDaver synthetic vein harvesting plates training

On-site with SynDaver Synthetic training plates

  • Utilize Terumo’s proprietary Syndaver technology for on-site clinical training
  • Achieve proficiency with the mechanisms of the VirtuoSaph Plus EVH system
  • Gain practical experience using bipolar electrosurgical energy to divide branches
  • Develop muscle memory through repetition
  • Receive one-on-one support from Terumo’s Clinical Specialists

The Terumo team was very educated on their product and extremely helpful. I never felt like I was being pressured to change to their product. Their goal has always been making sure our harvesters were given the proper training in order to get the best quality for the patient.

Nicole Johnston, PA - St. Louis, MO

The EVH simulation and SynDaver made things so realistic that I was able to participate with dissecting and harvesting vein the very next day.

Ginger Cook, RNFA - Oxford, MS

Great instructor. He did a great job explaining the features of each tool and their purpose. Excellent videos to illustrate common complications/mistakes made. Was given adequate iterations on simulators.

Phillip Berntson, PA-C - El Paso, TX

This will greatly improve my skills on EVH. Being able to practice spatial awareness without pressure has made me more confident in my skills. I feel well prepared for OR experiences.

Amy Matthews, NP - Texarkana, TX

Feeling very enthusiastic about doing endoradial. The interactive discussion has been very helpful, and I feel confident to do an endoradial case tomorrow!

Tony Gregory, RNFA, Albuquerque, NM

State of the Art Training Centers

Participants will attend training courses on the successful adoption of the VirtuoSaph Plus System — the exact curriculum and training site location are determined based on the unique training needs of attendees.

Distraction-free classroom settings for interactive sessions

Immersive lab environments for authentic surgical training


Cutting-edge training facilities with unrivaled technology

VirtuoSaph Plus EVH System

The VirtuoSaph Plus EVH System’s design provides safe and efficient Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting.

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Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting

Learn about Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting with the VirtuoSaph Plus EVH System.

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VirtuoSaph Plus EVH System Specifications

View a complete set of the VirtuoSaph Plus EVH System specifications.

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