Vascular Anomalies Center

Vascular anomalies are blood vessels that have not developed correctly. Many types of vascular anomalies are misdiagnosed resulting in inadequate or inappropriate treatment.

The Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's treats children from the first stages of diagnosis through a complete follow-up plan that involves the region's leading pediatric experts. The center treats children who come from Minnesota and the surrounding region including Wisconsin and the Dakotas, and as far away as Alaska. Early intervention and recently advanced treatment options mean your child is getting the best possible care.

With vascular anomalies, each diagnosis is unique – and so is the treatment, whether it involves medical care, surgical care, or both. Backed with statistical analysis and years of experience, physician specialists in the Vascular Anomalies Center can help determine which treatment is appropriate.

In addition to direct patient care at Children's, the interdisciplinary staff of the Vascular Anomalies Center consults with patients and physicians throughout the region through digital image sharing. Our vascular anomalies experts can begin discussions around diagnoses and treatment options, or provide a second opinion, based on a high-quality digital photo.

Why Choose Children's?

  • Children's has one of the largest vascular anomalies centers in the United States, and one of only a few in the country focused solely on pediatrics.
  • Children's sees more than 100 new patients each year, with volumes increasing annually.
  • Our pediatric vascular surgeon not only provides simultaneous medical and surgical evaluations of these sometimes complex patients but also provides care for children with rare vascular malformations such as lymphangiomatosis and capillary lymphatico-venous malformations.
  • Visits are coordinated for patients so that a single visit may include experts from several pediatric disciplines, including pediatric otolaryngologists, dermatologists and nutritionists.
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology nurses who have an average of 11 years of expertise with Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders program and are certified by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.

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