Thoracic outlet syndrome care at Mayo Clinic

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Doctors trained in blood vessel surgery (vascular surgery), blood vessel conditions (vascular medicine), chest surgery (thoracic surgery), brain and nervous system conditions (neurology), imaging (radiology), orthopedic surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together to diagnose and treat thoracic outlet syndrome.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating thoracic outlet syndrome. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 1,000 people with thoracic outlet syndrome each year.

Surgical expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors offer several treatment options for thoracic outlet syndrome, including physical therapy, medications and surgery. If you need surgery, it will be performed by a highly trained and experienced vascular medicine physician. Whenever possible, Mayo Clinic surgeons use new, minimally invasive procedures.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, for orthopedics, and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's physicians and surgeons provide comprehensive care for more than 1,000 people with thoracic outlet syndrome every year.

  • Coordinated care. Diagnosing and treating thoracic outlet syndrome may involve experts in vascular surgery, vascular medicine, neurology, chest surgery (thoracic surgery), radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and orthopedic surgery.
  • State-of-the-art diagnosis. Thoracic outlet syndrome can be challenging to diagnose because its symptoms overlap with those of many other conditions. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have access to the latest imaging techniques and ongoing research, which allows them to provide a quick and accurate diagnosis.
  • Treatment options. Thoracic outlet syndrome treatment may include medications, physical therapy or surgery. A number of surgical options — performed by highly trained and experienced vascular surgeons — are available, depending on the cause of your thoracic outlet syndrome.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, for orthopedics, and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and orthopedic surgery departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

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Aug. 27, 2016