Welcome to the Washington University Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Dr. Robert Thompson discusses thoracic outlet syndrome:

More heart and vascular videos from Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Malcolm Hill, a University of Illinois basketball player, enjoys success after surgery by Dr. Robert Thompson to treat a blood clot in his arm. See article in the Decatur Herald and Review.

TOS patient Chris Young is pitching for the Kansas City Royals this year. See article about his surgery and career in the Kansas City Star. See article in New York TimesSee testimonial.

Benedictine University pitcher Drake Curry said he felt like he was throwing 100 pounds. After thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, performed by vascular surgeon Robert Thompson, MD, Drake is back on the mound. See story in The State Journal-Register of Springfield, Ill.

KSDK reported on Alixandria Horstmann, a high school student who could not attend classes while recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, but who kept up by Skyping her classes. Vascular surgeon Robert Thompson, MD, performed the operation. See story.

Patient overcomes TOS, conquers Mount Everest. See story.

Robert Thompson, MD, is co-editor of a new book, “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,” published this year by Springer. See story.