Vascular anomalies in children usually involve more than one part of the body. So our teams often include many specialists like interventional radiologists, radiologists (medical imaging specialists), otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat/ENT), neurosurgeons, orthopedists, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and others as needed. Together, we’re helping to lead the way in providing the latest in medical, interventional (minimally invasive radiology) and surgical therapies for kids.
Minimally invasive procedures may use a long, thin catheter to cut off the circulation in abnormal blood vessels. Or, doctors may use an ultrasound to help guide a needle directly into the growth to inject medication. Minimally invasive procedures usually mean less scarring, less pain, less bleeding and a faster recovery for kids.
Our advanced services, which may vary depending on the condition or location, may include:
- clinical trials (to help your child benefit from the latest treatment options)
- carbon dioxide (CO2) superficial laser ablation (using a laser on the skin’s surface to remove tumors and other growths)
- endovenous laser ablation (inserting a tiny tube into blood vessels to close them)
- multidisciplinary procedures (combining more than one type of procedure when it’s appropriate)
- pulsed-dye laser (using a laser to remove blood vessels in the skin)
- propranolol therapy (using medication to treat blood vessel growth)
- sclerotherapy (injecting a solution into a blood vessel to close it)
- surgical resection/debulking (removing or reducing the size of blood vessel formations through surgery)