About the Vascular Anomalies Program

The Vascular Anomalies Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1991 to provide multidisciplinary care to children with a wide variety of blood vessel abnormalities of the face and body.

Your child will have access to an expansive multidisciplinary team and options they might not have at other treatment centers. CHOP’s Interventional Radiology team is among the most experienced in the world, and our renowned pediatric surgical specialists offer an unparalleled level of expertise in the surgical treatment of complex vascular anomalies, including vascular tumors and vascular malformations.

What to expect

Patients in our program are first evaluated by a plastic surgeon and an interventional radiologist, who will determine the need for any additional specialists to enhance your child’s care. The cause, extent and location of his condition will determine the next steps in his treatment.

Our team provides a coordinated treatment plan to manage the condition, seeking a cure if possible. It is our aim to help parents and patients understand the condition, diagnostic procedures, and the treatments options available so they have realistic expectations of their outcomes.

Learn more about what to expect during your child's visit.

Reviewed by: David W. Low, MD
March 2013