Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Q & A


Dr. Ying Wei Lum, assistant professor of surgery, provides answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).

For more information, please visit the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute and the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Clinic.

To refer a patient, please call 410-955-5165

Questions Asked:

1. What is thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)? (0:09)
2. What are the different types of thoracic outlet syndrome? (0:32)
3. When should you refer a patient if you suspect they might have TOS? (2:10)
4. What are the different treatments for thoracic outlet syndrome? (2:50)
5. What makes thoracic outlet syndrome controversial? (3:33)
6. What is the benefit of having thoracic outlet syndrome treatment at Johns Hopkins? (4:44)



Ying Lum

Ying Lum, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery