About the Comprehensive Vascular Anomalies Program (CVAP)

A History of Innovative Care

CHOP has been treating patients with vascular anomalies for more than 25 years. Plastic surgeons have developed expertise in management of vascular anomalies in collaboration with specially trained pediatric interventional radiologists, who treat these conditions with advanced, minimally invasive procedures using imaging tools. Collaboration with specialists from hematology/oncology and dermatology was initiated early to provide patients with the best possible care.

An Emerging Need

As our understanding of vascular anomalies has increased, our treatment approach has evolved. It has become clear that patients with more complex forms of vascular anomalies benefit from collaboration among various specialists. Depending on the severity of their condition, CVAP patients may see specialists from:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Fetal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Oral Surgery
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Social Work

As part of our interdisciplinary approach to care, CVAP also provides psychosocial and emotional support services to patients and their families.