About Vascular Anomalies
Vascular anomalies occur when the tubes that carry blood or clear body fluid, called lymph, around the body do not develop properly. Birthmarks are the most familiar vascular anomalies, but the term refers to several different conditions. Many are either present at birth or develop soon after.
Why choose Seattle Children’s?
The experts you need are here
Seattle Children’s Vascular Anomalies Program is one of the largest vascular anomalies programs on the West Coast and is nationally recognized. Doctors from across the United States send children here for treatment because of our specialized expertise. We see more children with vascular anomalies than any other hospital in the region.
Our Vascular Anomalies team brings together experts, including otolaryngologists, dermatologists, lymphedema specialists, pediatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, geneticists and interventional radiologists. This team works together to develop a treatment plan that fits your child’s unique needs. When possible, we schedule your child’s appointments so they see all specialists they need on the same day and in the same location.
We offer advanced treatments
Whenever possible, we treat vascular anomalies with minimally invasive treatments (by entering your child's body as little as possible during procedures). Our providers also use research to find better treatments and improve quality of life for children with vascular anomalies. Seattle Children’s patients may have access to clinical trials for new therapies before they are widely available. Learn more.
We partner with your child and family
We help you and your child manage long-lasting (chronic) conditions, and work with experts in counseling, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Pain Medicine and Lymphedema Therapy to make sure that your child's medical, social and emotional needs are met.