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Unread 06-13-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default UK TOSers?

I'm in the SE of England - which surgeons have you used in London and the SE?

I'm looking at Michael Fox at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore (although I can see him privately at the Wellington) or Ian Loftus/ Mr Constantinos Kyriakides at the London Bridge Hospital. I am lucky enough to have private healthcare through work but not sure yet whether I need a vascular or neurosurgeon as have both symptoms.

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Unread 06-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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I'm in the SE of England - which surgeons have you used in London and the SE?

I'm looking at Michael Fox at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore (although I can see him privately at the Wellington) or Ian Loftus/ Mr Constantinos Kyriakides at the London Bridge Hospital. I am lucky enough to have private healthcare through work but not sure yet whether I need a vascular or neurosurgeon as have both symptoms.

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I saw a consultant in orthopaedic MEDICINE rather than a surgeon (Dr Michael Hutson-has written several books on limb disorders, he has clinics in London and all over the UK tel 07538389853). The trouble with surgeons, esp private is that they're inclined to operate without taking a holistic approach to the patient (i know, I used to be one !) I went to an upper limb surgeon initially who you would have thought would have considered TOS ,but didn't and performed unnecessary elbow surgery. If you're confident its TOS and would be prepared to have surgery then make sure you pick a specialist with a specific interest in TOS.Heres a list of TOSers in the UK. There is some London ones there. Sorry about the formatting, i just copied and pasted it.If the address isn't there then just type their name and place mentioed and I'm sure you'll be qble to find the contact details.




Cervical rib thoracic outlet Mr Richard J King London(Private) Cervical rib thoracic outlet, shoulder and upper limb problems

thoracic outlet Mr Henk Giele Oxford(NHS/Private)
Windsor(Private) Hand and upper limb, peripheral nerve, brachial plexus, thoracic outlet, musculoskeletal tumours and infection


thoracic outlet compression Mr Hisham Y Osman Blackpool(NHS/Private)
Lytham St Annes(NHS) Vascular surgery, peripheral vascular disease, carotid surgery, aneurysm repair, laparoscopic surgery, mesenteric revascularisation, thoracic outlet compression, varicose veins, thread veins


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr Leslie A Donaldson Grimsby(NHS) Breast surgery, breast reconstruction, varicose veins, vascular surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Mr Louis Fligelstone Swansea(NHS/Private) Varicose veins, carotid surgery, aneurysm surgery, microsclerotherapy, laparoscopic surgery, SEPS surgery for varicose veins, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, hernia surgery with specialised mesh techniques



thoracic outlet syndrome Mr David Lambert Newcastle upon Tyne(NHS/Private) Carotid surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome, hyperhidrosis, venous disease


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr Roger W Marcuson Manchester(Private) Arterial disease, arterial trauma, compartment syndromes, thoracic outlet syndrome, venous disease, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, leg ulcers, lymphoedema, Raynaud's syndrome, vibration white finger


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr Andrew I D Mavor Leeds(NHS/Private)
Otley(NHS) Venous disease, EVLT procedure - endovenous laser treatment, thoracic outlet syndrome


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr Mark J McCarthy Leicester(NHS/Private) Aortic aneurysm, varicose veins, carotid disease, vascular surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome, palmar hyperhidrosis and facial flushing, angiogenesis


thoracic outlet syndrome Prof Cliff Shearman Newport - Isle of Wight(NHS)
Southampton(NHS/Private) Carotid artery disease, aortic surgery, ischaemic lower limb, venous disease, lymphoedema, thoracic outlet syndrome, diabetic vascular disease


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr Simon R G Smith Birmingham(NHS/Private) General surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome, varicose veins, vascular ultrasound


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr Frank C T Smith Bristol(NHS/Private)
Weston super Mare(NHS/Private) General surgery, vascular surgery, thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis, peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, carotid disease, venous thrombosis, thoracic outlet syndrome


thoracic outlet syndrome Mr William G Tennant Nottingham(NHS/Private) Carotid surgery, TIA, thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, endovascular surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome


thoracic outlet syndromes Miss Sophie C Renton Harrow(NHS/Private)
London(NHS) Venous and arterial disease, lymphoedema, thoracic outlet syndromes, hyperhidrosis, leg ulcers
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Unread 06-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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Thanks Plexus. I'll have a google on the names on your list but also keep in mind a surgeon's predeliction for cutting rather than treating
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Unread 06-21-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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i had my surgery at Guys and St Thomas' under the vascular team but there was an orthopaedic surgeon in theatre in case needed. My consultant was called Professor Burnard who has now retired but it is still an extremely good unit for vascular surgery if subclavian artery is compressed too
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i had my surgery at Guys and St Thomas' under the vascular team but there was an orthopaedic surgeon in theatre in case needed. My consultant was called Professor Burnard who has now retired but it is still an extremely good unit for vascular surgery if subclavian artery is compressed too
sorry forgot to add - i had neurogenic and vascular TOS but they still felt best done by vascular team. my neurologist is great, Dr Paul Holmes, and he still follows me up and has been great. He does private work too based at London Bridge, I think
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Unread 08-21-2012, 04:29 AM   #6
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Default another UK TOSer - surgeon recommendation please

Hi - I'm new to this forum and have thoracic outlet syndrome (both neuro and vascular) and am based in the UK just outside London. I am looking for a surgeon to be referred to and was wondering if any of you guys could recommend any. The neurophysiologist who performed my nerve conduction tests and EMGs mentioned that the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore might be a good bet so I was wondering if chivers1977 or anyone else did go there? I'd be so grateful for any help here as extensive googling doesn't seem to bring up any answers.

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I'm in the SE of England - which surgeons have you used in London and the SE?

I'm looking at Michael Fox at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore (although I can see him privately at the Wellington) or Ian Loftus/ Mr Constantinos Kyriakides at the London Bridge Hospital. I am lucky enough to have private healthcare through work but not sure yet whether I need a vascular or neurosurgeon as have both symptoms.

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Unread 08-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Hi I have a couple of articles that reference surgeons in the UK.

ttp://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/6/5/644.full.pdf+html

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couldnt post the whole article-I can send it by e-mail if you pm me.


Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery and Neurology, King's MilCentre forHealthcare Services (NHS Trust),Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4JL, UK

Two-surgeon approach to thoracic outlet syndrome: long-term outcome
DSharanMS(Orth)DNB(Orth) AMoultonFRCS GHGreatrexFRCS SKDasMSFRCS AMWhiteleyFRCP V M Srivastava MS (Orth) MSc (Orth)
J R Soc Med 1999;92:239-243

An orthopaedic surgeon and a vascular surgeon jointly conducted 30 operations for thoracic outlet syndrome in 27 patients, having done the preoperative assessments in conjunction with a neurologist. Anterior scalenectomy was performed by the supraclavicular route except in one case where the infraclavicular route was used. The further surgical procedure was tailored to the abnormalities identified-i.e. resection of cervical rib or band, or medial scalenectomy.Thefirstribwas spared.Atmedianfollow-upof37months(range3-228)resultswerejudged excellent or good on 26/30 sides (87%); on the three occasions when scalenectomy alone was performed, the results were only fair or poor. There were no major complications and no patient required reoperation. The long- term outcome in this series suggests that, with multidisciplinary assessment and two-surgeon operative treatment, good results can be obtained by the supraclavicular route without resection of the first rib.
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Thank you.
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Default Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery or not?

Hello. Has anyone had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in the UK? How do I find out who the best surgeon is? By that I mean with most experience and fewest complications. I guess it is neurogenic TOS, because have just seen neurosurgeon who suggested surgery. Don't want it if it'll make the pain worse!!
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