Fast Track Clinic for Giant Cell Arteritis

The Fast Track Clinic for Giant Cell Arteritis at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers rapid evaluation for patients with suspected giant cell arteritis.

Our Giant Cell Arteritis Clinic Team

The Fast Track Clinic for Giant Cell Arteritis features a multidisciplinary team of specialists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis. Our rheumatologists, vascular medicine specialists, vascular and endovascular surgeons, and pathologists work together in the evaluation and care of patients with giant cell arteritis.

Rapid Evaluation for Suspected Giant Cell Arteritis

Because of the risk of permanent vision loss with giant cell arteritis, prompt diagnosis and treatment of the condition is essential. We provide patients with evaluation by a rheumatologist on our team and vascular ultrasound of the temporal and axillary arteries within one business day of referral.

BWH is among the few hospitals in the nation to use noninvasive vascular ultrasound in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. Temporal biopsy may also be part of the diagnostic evaluation.

Giant Cell Arteritis Advanced Treatment and Follow-up

We provide immediate diagnosis, treatment, and if desired, close follow-up for patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis. Our team also manages conditions that can coexist with giant cell arteritis, such as polymyalgia rheumatica.

Multiple Locations

Our team sees patients at multiple locations throughout eastern Massachusetts, including:

Referral Information and Appointments

For appointments at the Fast Track Clinic for Giant Cell Arteritis, please call our dedicated line at (617) 732-9562 or email us at fasttrackgca@partners.org. We provide patients with evaluation by a rheumatologist on our team within one business day of referral.

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