Dr. Robert Thompson operates on Pirates' Chris Archer to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms

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Robert Thompson, MD, operated on Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer to relieve the symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome June 2, MLB.com reports.

What you should know:

1. Mr. Archer was suffering from neck issues during spring training. He experienced some but not all symptoms related to TOS.

2. After he visited several orthopedic and vascular surgeons for consults, surgery was determined to be the best option. Mr. Archer is expected to recover in time for the 2021 season.

3. Dr. Thompson is a vascular surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He specializes in treating thoracic outlet syndrome.

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