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Find a Surgeon

In general, TOS specialist surgeons are in short supply and hard to come by no matter where you are located.  The United States seems to have the most available options in this regard particularly with respect to surgeons running high volume centers dedicated solely to TOS.  There is no getting around the fact that surgery for any type of TOS is extremely complicated and takes place in a very complex area of the body where several vital structures are all packed tightly together in a very small space.  With a surgeon who is not experienced in TOS surgery, damage to vital vessels and to nerves that serve the arm and hand can occur and can be devastating.  Therefore, of the surgeons available to any patient, it is recommended to choose the surgeon who has the highest level of TOS experience possible.  There are very few dedicated TOS centers in the United States and even fewer throughout the rest of the world.  Because of this, many patients must travel to other states or other countries for experienced care.  However, choosing a highly experienced TOS surgeon gives the patient the highest chance for a successful outcome and the lowest chance for serious complications.  Under these circumstances, TOS surgery can be very safe and successful. 

 

The tabs below will lead to surgeon lists for the described geographic location.  These lists are not intended to be certified endorsements of the surgeons listed but rather are intended to assist patients in finding providers potentially knowledgeable in TOS.  Knowledge and experience vary widely depending on the surgeon.  The names on the list were gathered from a combination of patient experiences, identifiable TOS-specific training a particular surgeon may have received, and public endorsements by the surgeons themselves of specializing in or having an interest in TOS.  It is highly recommended that, when making a choice of surgeon, each patient does his or her own due diligence research which can include, but is not limited to, internet research, searching and posting in the various social media support groups to obtain other patients’ experiences with any particular surgeon, and of course, interviewing the surgeons themselves.

High Volume TOS Centers

Dean Donahue, M.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Division of Thoracic Surgery

55 Fruit Street, Founders 7

Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 724-0969

website

Robert W. Thompson, M.D.

Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Old Maternity Building, 5th Floor

St Louis, MO 63110

Phone: (314) 362-7410

website

Gregory J. Pearl, M.D. 

Texas Vascular Associates

621 North Hall St., Ste. 100

Dallas, TX, 75226

Phone: (214) 821-9600

website

Ying Wei Lum, M.D.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Clinic

Johns Hopkins

600 N. Wolfe Street, Halsted

Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: (410) 955-5165

website

Hugh Gelabert, M.D.

UCLA Gonda Vascular Center

200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste. 526

Los Angeles, California 90095

Phone: (310) 206-6294

website

Surgeons by State

 

Pierre E. De Delva, M.D.*

University of MS Medical Center

Jackson, MS

website

 

 

Dr. Thompson

see High Volume TOS Centers section above

J. Westley Ohman, M.D.*

(works with Thompson)

Washington University School of Medicine

Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

St. Louis, MO

website

 

Jason R. Cook, M.D.*

University of Nebraska

Nebraska Medicine Heart & Vascular Center

Omaha, NE

website

 

 

Myron J. Gomez, M.D.

Western Surgical Group

Reno, NV

website

 

 

Michael Wilderman, M.D.*

Bergen Surgical Specialists

Hackensack University Medical Center

website

 

 

Joanelle Lugo, M.D.*

NYU Langone Health

NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

New York, NY

website

Vicken Pamoukian, M.D.

Northwell Health

Tri-State Vascular Care

New York, NY

website

Adam Doyle, M.D.

University of Rochester Medicine

Rochester, NY

website

 

 

Julie Freischlag, M.D.

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Winston-Salem, NC

website

Luigi Pascarella, M.D.

Ehsan Benrashid, M.D.*

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

website (Pascarella)

website (Benrashid)

 

 

 

Francis Caputo, M.D.*

Gayan De Silva, M.D.*

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

website (Caputo)

website (De Silva)

 

 

Rhusheet Patel, M.D.*

OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Portland, OR

website

 

Darren Schneider, M.D.

Penn Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

website

 

 

Matthew Wooster, M.D.*

MUSC Health

Charleston, SC

website

 

 

Patrick Kelly, M.D./Gregory Nissen, M.D.

Dakota Vascular

Sioux Falls, SD

website (Kelly)

website (Nissen)

 

 

Thomas C. Naslund, M.D.

Vanderbilt University Health

Nashville, TN

website

 

 

Dr. Pearl

see High Volume TOS Centers section above

Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, M.D.

UT Health

HCA Houston Healthcare – Gulf Coast Vascular

 Houston, TX

website

 

Evan Brownie, M.D.*

Intermountain Health

Murray Vascular & Vein Clinic

Murray, UT

website

 

 

John A. Kern, M.D.

UVA Health

Charlottesville, VA

website

Mark Levy, M.D.

VCU Health

Richmond, VA

website

 

Matthew Smith, M.D.

University of WA

Seattle, WA

website

Virtaj Singh, M.D.

(diagnosis only – not a surgeon)

Puget Sound Spine & Sports

Seattle, WA

website

 

 

Amgad S. Hanna, M.D.

University of WI Health

Madison, WI

website

Momodou L. Jammeh, M.D.*

Medical College of WI

Milwaukee, WI

website

 

Mohamed Morsy, M.D. 

Erin Ransom, M.D. (pediatric only)

University of Alabama Birmingham

Orthopaedic Clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands

website (Morsy)

website (Ransom)

 

 

Joshua Balderman, M.D.* 

PIMA Heart & Vascular

Tucson, AZ

website

Brett Broussard, M.D.* 

Banner Del Webb Medical Center

Sun City West, AZ

website

 

Samine Ravanbakhsh, M.D.

Mayo Clinic

Scottsdale, AZ

website

 

Dr. Gelabert

see High Volume TOS Centers section above

Misty Humphries, M.D.*

UC Davis Health

Vascular Surgery Clinic

Sacramento, CA

website

Johnathon C. Rollo, M.D.* 

(works with Gelabert)

UCLA Gonda Vascular Center

Los Angeles, CA

website

Ali Azizzadeh, M.D.*

Cedars Sinai Smidt Heart Institute

Los Angeles, CA

website

Bryan Burt, M.D.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

website

 

Barbara Melendez, M.D.

Vascular Institute of the Rockies

Denver, CO

website

 

 

Parth S. Shah, M.D.

Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute

Plainville, CT

website

 

 

Sean Ryan, M.D.

Beebe Healthcare

Cardiovascular Consultants of Southern Delaware

Lewes, DE

website

 

 

Murray Shames, M.D.*

USF Health

Tampa, FL

website

Benjamin Szpila, M.D.*

Bay Surgical Specialists

St. Petersburg, FL

website

Keith E. Sommers, M.D. 

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

website

Lawrence D. Kaelin, M.D. 

Vascular Surgery Associates

Tallahassee, FL

website

Houssam (Sam) Farres, M.D. 

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, FL

website

 

Yazan Duwayri, M.D.*

Emory Healthcare – Emory Clinic

Atlanta, GA

website

 

Abdulhameed Aziz, M.D.*

Piedmont Heart Vascular

Atlanta, GA

website

 

C.J. Lee, M.D.

NorthShore Medical Group

Skokie, IL

website

 

 

John Maijub, M.D.* 

Indiana University Health

Indianapolis, IN

website

George Sheng, M.D.* 

Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent

Indianapolis, IN

website

 

 

Maen Aboul Hosn, M.D./Kalpaj Parekh, M.D.

University of Iowa Healthcare

Iowa City, IA

website (Hosn)

website (Parekh)

 

 

Jason D. Woolard, M.D.*

Wichita Surgical Specialists

Wichita, KS

website

 

 

G. Ross Parkerson, II, M.D.

Oschner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

website

 

 

Brian W. Nolan, M.D.

Maine Medical Partners -- Maine Medical Center

Portland, ME

website

 

Dr. Lum

see High Volume TOS Centers section above

Joseph Michael White, M.D.

Johns Hopkins

Bethesda, MD

website

Margaret Arnold, M.D.

(previously worked w/Lum)

MedStar Health

Baltimore, MD

website

 

 

Dr. Donahue

see High Volume TOS Centers section above

Hugh Auchincloss, M.D.*

(works with Donahue)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

website

Jessica Simons, M.D.

UMass Memorial Health

Worcester, MA

website

 

 

Robert Beaulieu, M.D.

University of MI Health

Ann Arbor, MI

website

Joseph Karam, M.D.*

Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute

Minneapolis, MN

website

Senthil Jayarajan, M.D.*

Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute

Minneapolis, MN

website 

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*received surgical training at high volume center

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