#Illini basketball star achieves success after TOS surgery

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.

See patient story.

MLB pitcher Chris Young resumes career after surgery

Chris Young pitched for the Kansas City Royals after neurogenic TOS surgery. See article about his surgery and career in the Kansas City Star. See article in New York Times. See patient story.

Benedictine University pitcher returns to mound after TOS surgery

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 was back on the mound. See story in The State Journal-Register of Springfield, Ill.

TOS surgery puts nurse anesthetist on the top of the world

Nurse anesthetist Gosia Borchardt climbed Mount Everest after thoracic outlet surgery by vascular surgeon Robert Thompson, MD. See story in Washington University Outlook magazine

Robert Thompson co-editor of a book on TOS

Robert Thompson, MD, director of the Washington University Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is co-editor of a new book, “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,” published this year by Springer. The book is an in-depth clinical reference manual for those in the medical community on the latest research and techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Thompson was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society for Vascular Surgery, which has more than 3,750 members and a mission of promoting, encouraging, and improving the dissemination of knowledge of all aspects of vascular disease and health. See book.

Rib fractures linked to circulatory disorder often seen in athletes

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified tiny fractures and other rib abnormalities in patients treated for a circulatory condition called venous thoracic outlet syndrome.

The findings come from a study of 37 patients who underwent surgery for the syndrome at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read full Washington University School of Medicine press release.