Bolts: Stamkos’ surgery successful

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos underwent a successful vascular surgery to treat the Effort Thrombosis near his right collarbone, the team officials announced Monday.

The Effort Thrombosis is a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The two-hour surgery to treat it was performed by Dr. Karl Illig at the Tampa General Hospital Monday afternoon.

The Bolt’s general manager Steve Yzerman said that the procedure was successful and Stamkos is expected to fully recover.

Steven should be able to return to the ice in 1-3 months.

“Everything went as expected for Steven today,” said Dr. Illig. “We plan to re-evaluate him in about two weeks and we should know more about his prognosis at that time.”

Dr. Illig is the Director of Vascular Surgery at USF.

 

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