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Robert W. Thompson, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Vascular Surgery Section
Radiology, and Cell Biology and Physiology

Specialty Areas

Vascular Surgery
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
Cervical Rib
Brachial Plexus Compression

Board Certifications

Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

Thoracic outlet syndrome, TOS, minimally invasive surgical techniques and other treatment to patients with vascular disease including abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aneurysms, renal aneurysms, carotid artery disease, arterial occlusive disease, brachiocephalic and upper extremity occlusive disease, aortoiliac and lower extremity occlusive arterial disease, and venous and lymphatic disease, axillary subclavian vein thrombosis.







Also, aortic dissection, arterial fibrodysplasia, atherosclerosis, Buerger's Disease, claudication, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, diabetic vascular disease, arterial dissection, arterial embolization, fibromuscular dysplasia, FMD, hardening of the arteries, intermittent claudication, intestinal ischemia, mesenteric ischemia, minimally invasive vascular therapy, pediatric vascular care, pediatric vascular surgery, peripheral vascular disease, renal artery disease, renovascular hypertension, thoracic aneurysm, thoracoabdominal aneurysm, thrombolytic therapy, vascular disease, venous insufficiency, vascular disease in athletes

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart & Vascular Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-747-8272
Additional Phone: 1-877-799-0909
Fax: 314-747-3548

Education

Education

Medical Degree: University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1983

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Effort thrombosis of the subclavian artery as a consequence of a unique anomaly.
Brownie ER, Thompson RW
J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Apr; 2018(4)rjy072. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjy072.

PMID:
    29686837
    [PubMed]
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Case 10-2018: An 84-Year-Old Man with Painless Unilateral Testicular Swelling.
Thompson RW, Yu H, Dahl DM, Hurtado RM, Sajed DP
N Engl J Med. 2018 Mar 29; 378(13)1233-1240. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1712224.

PMID:
    29590543
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Washington State Retail Marijuana Legalization: Parent and Adolescent Preferences for Marijuana Messages in a Sample of Low-Income Families.
Hanson K, Haggerty KP, Fleming CB, Skinner ML, Casey-Goldstein M, Mason WA, Thompson RW, Redmond C
J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 Mar; 79(2)309-317.

PMID:
    29553361
    [PubMed - in process]
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Applying a Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective to Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Implications for Schools.
Tyler PM, White SF, Thompson RW, Blair RJR
Dev Neuropsychol. 2018 Feb 12; 1-26. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2017.1334782.

PMID:
    29432037
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Influence of Body Weight on Surgical Treatment for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Ohman JW, Abuirqeba AA, Jayarajan SN, Balderman J, Thompson RW
Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May; 4980-90. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.10.031.

PMID:
    29421422
    [PubMed - in process]
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Stem cells enhance reperfusion following ischemia: Validation using laser speckle imaging in predicting tissue repair.
Tang YH, Thompson RW, Nathan CA, Alexander JS, Lian T
Laryngoscope. 2018 Jun; 128(6)E198-E205. doi: 10.1002/lary.27110.

PMID:
    29399802
    [PubMed - in process]
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Role of myeloperoxidase in abdominal aortic aneurysm formation: mitigation by taurine.
Kim HW, Blomkalns AL, Ogbi M, Thomas M, Gavrila D, Neltner BS, Cassis LA, Thompson RW, Weiss RM, Lindower PD, Blanco VM, McCormick ML, Daugherty A, Fu X, Hazen SL, Stansfield BK, Huo Y, Fulton DJ, Chatterjee T, Weintraub NL
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Dec 1; 313(6)H1168-H1179. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00296.2017.

PMID:
    28971841
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Associations between clinical diagnostic criteria and pretreatment patient-reported outcomes measures in a prospective observational cohort of patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.
Balderman J, Holzem K, Field BJ, Bottros MM, Abuirqeba AA, Vemuri C, Thompson RW
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Aug; 66(2)533-544.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.03.419.

PMID:
    28735950
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Care Coordination Services: A Description of an Alternative Service Model for At-Risk Families.
Anderson L, Ringle JL, Ingram SD, Ross JR, Thompson RW
J Evid Inf Soc Work. 2017 Jul-Aug; 14(4)217-228. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2017.1306731.

PMID:
    28682180
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Type 2 immunity is protective in metabolic disease but exacerbates NAFLD collaboratively with TGF-β.
Hart KM, Fabre T, Sciurba JC, Gieseck RL 3rd, Borthwick LA, Vannella KM, Acciani TH, de Queiroz Prado R, Thompson RW, White S, Soucy G, Bilodeau M, Ramalingam TR, Arron JR, Shoukry NH, Wynn TA
Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jun 28; 9(396)pii: eaal3694. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal3694.

PMID:
    28659437
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Immune thrombocytopenia of childhood responsive to tonsillectomy in the setting of chronic tonsillitis: A case report and literature review.
Thompson RW, Gungor A
Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Sep - Oct; 38(5)639-641. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2016.11.002.

PMID:
    28648251
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Child maltreatment as a function of cumulative family risk: Findings from the intensive family preservation program.
Patwardhan I, Hurley KD, Thompson RW, Mason WA, Ringle JL
Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Aug; 7092-99. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.06.010.

PMID:
    28605684
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical presentation and management of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome.
Vemuri C, McLaughlin LN, Abuirqeba AA, Thompson RW
J Vasc Surg. 2017 May; 65(5)1429-1439. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.039.

PMID:
    28189360
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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patient perceptions of integrated care and their relationship to utilization of emergency, inpatient and outpatient services.
Fryer AK, Friedberg MW, Thompson RW, Singer SJ
Healthc (Amst). 2017 Dec; 5(4)183-193. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.12.005.

PMID:
    28117243
    [PubMed - in process]
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What can five high cost patients teach us about healthcare spending?
Ganguli I, Thompson RW, Ferris TG
Healthc (Amst). 2017 Dec; 5(4)204-213. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.12.004.

PMID:
    28039014
    [PubMed - in process]
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Evaluation of effects of pH and ionic strength on colloidal stability of IgG solutions by PEG-induced liquid-liquid phase separation.
Thompson RW Jr, Latypov RF, Wang Y, Lomakin A, Meyer JA, Vunnum S, Benedek GB
J Chem Phys. 2016 Nov 14; 145(18)185101.

PMID:
    27846698
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Focus Groups of Parents and Teens Help Develop Messages to Prevent Early Marijuana Use in the Context of Legal Retail Sales.
Skinner ML, Haggerty KP, Casey-Goldstein M, Thompson RW, Buddenberg L, Mason WA
Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Feb 23; 52(3)351-358. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1227847.

PMID:
    27768528
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Exercise-Enhanced, Ultrasound-Guided Anterior Scalene Muscle/Pectoralis Minor Muscle Blocks Can Facilitate the Diagnosis of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in the High-Performance Overhead Athlete.
Bottros MM, AuBuchon JD, McLaughlin LN, Altchek DW, Illig KA, Thompson RW
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan; 45(1)189-194. doi: 10.1177/0363546516665801.

PMID:
    27664077
    [PubMed - in process]
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Primary payer status, individual patient characteristics, and hospital-level factors affecting length of stay and total cost of hospitalization in total laryngectomy.
Mehta V, Flores JM, Thompson RW, Nathan CA
Head Neck. 2017 Feb; 39(2)311-319. doi: 10.1002/hed.24585.

PMID:
    27653437
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis and treatment of effort-induced thrombosis of the axillary subclavian vein due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome.
Vemuri C, Salehi P, Benarroch-Gampel J, McLaughlin LN, Thompson RW
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2016 Oct; 4(4)485-500. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.01.004.

PMID:
    27639006
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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