Originally Posted by starlight17
Does anyone have experience with Dr. Donahue and VTOS surgery? (first rib resection, scalenectomy, possible angioplasty for compression and scarring of subclavian vein)
I had left rib resection and anterior scalenectomy for neurogenics TOS (with mild artery compression) on June 7. As I had lots of scarring, similar to a volleyball player, Dr Donahue spent most of his time removing the nerve scar tissue. Very slow recovery. Arm pit pain and skin sensitivity was very bad, much improved now. He can prescribe nerve pain med for that (Gabapentin). Excellent surgeon. He personally showed me my post-op exercises, not a PT or OT. Will have right side done within a half year (neurogenic with medium nerve compression. Special note, my sister had same surgery 2 yrs ago for venous TOS, so TOS can run in families.