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.

Aug. 27, 2016
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