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Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome

Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) occurs when the celiac artery (the artery below that diaphragm that stems from the aorta) becomes compressed by the median acruate ligament. This restriction limits blood flow to the digestive system and, as a result, can lead to significant abdominal pain. Learn more about MALS.

Common symptoms that could indicate a patient suffers from MALS include pain, nausea, weight loss, exhaustion -- particularly after a heavy meal -- and the inability to exercise.

Treatment of MALS

Our vascular suregons provide a minimally invasive treatment for MALS by laproscopically releasing the ligament to restore blood flow, which results in shorter hospital stays, less pain and a quicker return to daily activities.

Learn more about what to expect from surgery.