Vascular Anomalies Program

Children treated for vascular anomalies by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Vascular Anomalies Program have access to an experienced team and treatment options they might not have at other centers. CHOP’s Interventional Radiology team is among the most experienced in the world, and our renowned surgical team offers an unparalleled level of expertise in the surgical treatment of complex vascular anomalies, including vascular tumors and vascular malformations.

Why Choose Us?

Located within a top-ranked pediatric institution that is committed to research and innovation, the pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have the expertise needed to provide the best comprehensive care for your child.

Conditions We Treat

Vascular anomalies are birthmarks or growths made up of blood vessels that have developed incorrectly. These growths can cause functional or cosmetic problems and may be composed of arteries, veins, capillaries, lymph vessels, or any combination of these.

Vascular anomalies are grouped into two main categories: vascular tumors and vascular malformations. Although these lesions often look very similar, they are unique conditions that require different treatment methods. Learn more about some of the specific anomalies we treat.

Our Programs and Services

Our Team

The Vascular Anomalies Program brings together experts in Plastic Surgery and Interventional Radiology for your child’s initial evaluation. Depending on your child’s condition and treatment needs, she may also be referred to other specialists to manage her care, including orthopaedic surgery, genetics, dermatology, oculoplastic (eye) surgery, hematology, oncology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), neurosurgery, urology and pediatric general surgery.