How can I know I am moving forward with the right treatment?
Firstly, almost all patients with venous TOS or arterial TOS require urgent surgical treatment. Your doctor should recognize these conditions immediately, and begin treatment of the venous or arterial blood clot.
Second, treatment of neurogenic TOS is much less urgent. Initial treatment is almost never immediate and surgical.
Third, there are more treatment options for patients with neurogenic TOS. The first decision is whether to pursue conservative treatment or surgical treatment.
Fourth, there are many options for conservative treatment. It is important to realize that there are many options for surgical treatment, as well. There are experienced TOS specialist surgeons who offer new surgical approaches throughout the country. The decision to go to surgery should be well-researched, and all options considered before taking a permanent step.
Please read our detail pages for more information about each type of treatment.