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Vascular Anomalies Center of Excellence

Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience in the diagnoses and treatment of all types of vascular anomalies.

Experts in Diagnosis and Treatment

Did you know that about one in ten children born in the United States have vascular birthmarks? While most of these birthmarks naturally disappear over time, some may require the expertise of a specialist. This can be a confusing and overwhelming experience for parents who may feel unsure about diagnosis and treatment options. However, it's comforting to know that there have been many recent breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating hemangiomas and vascular malformations. With these advancements, parents can rest assured that their children are in good hands and that there are solutions available that can help.

Treatment options may include:

There are a couple of things you can do to get ready for your visit. Here are two ways to prepare:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • If you arrive late, it is possible your visit will need to be rescheduled due to the amount of time spent with each patient.

Vascular Anomalies patients are seen at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.

To ensure a smooth and efficient doctor's visit, bring all necessary documents and items, including:

  • Copies of your most recent MRI, CT, X-ray, ultrasound, genetic testing, or other test results relating to your child’s condition.
  • Radiology reading results and a disk copy so we can upload this into our system.  
  • A list of the current medications and past procedures.  

In addition, bring books, games, or other activities to keep your child entertained while waiting for their doctor's appointment. 

When you arrive for your visit, check in at one of our kiosks outside the ENT lobby. You will then be called to the registration desk to finish the check-in process. Please be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card. 

Once checked in, a nurse will call your or your child's name. You will then enter the clinic for a brief weight and height check.

In the exam room, the nurse will ask you questions about you or your child's medical history. 

During the visit with the physician or physicians, they will conduct a thorough examination of you or your child's vascular anomaly. They will then discuss and develop a treatment plan that will be based on you or your child's individual needs.   

There is a potential for same-day tests. Common tests during the visit include: 

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Lab work