Your First Visit to the Vascular Anomalies Center

When your child is born with a birthmark or vascular malformation, the specialists in the Pediatric Vascular Anomalies Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh can provide a coordinated team approach to his or her treatment.

Our specialists are trained to care for children with a wide spectrum of birthmarks, including hemangiomas and the complications that accompany them, as well as vascular malformations, which can be made up of veins, arteries, capillaries, and lymph vessels.

What should you expect during your initial visit to the Pediatric Vascular Anomalies Center?

During your first visit, you will meet with a coordinator who will be your primary contact during the course of treatment. He or she determines which specialists are best suited to meet your child’s needs. Once the team is identified, they will perform a complete evaluation of your child to make a clear diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

The findings and treatment will be communicated to you and the referring physicians during and after the visit. The team coordinator is an excellent resource for you and your child. He or she can answer questions, make appointments, and coordinate any necessary diagnostic testing.

View Children's Hospital's Vascular Anomalies Center brochure (PDF).