Children's Hospital Colorado

Vascular Anomalies Center

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Living with a vascular anomaly can be difficult for kids. Children’s Hospital Colorado is here to help with any concerns regarding your child’s vascular anomaly, as well as provide expert advice and treatment.

About the Vascular Anomalies Center

Children’s Colorado is home to the only multidisciplinary vascular anomalies program for infants, children, teenagers and adults in the Rocky Mountain region. Our pediatric specialists treat all types of vascular anomalies.

While many vascular anomalies do not affect the day-to-day life of a child, there are some complex conditions that require a team of dedicated specialists to provide expert care and treatment. From common birthmarks to rare tumors, our Vascular Anomalies Center is the best place to get the information, treatment and care your child’s needs.

Why choose us for vascular tumors and vascular malformations care

Vascular anomalies can appear in many different forms. It’s important to see a medical team with a range of specialties in order to weigh all the treatment options. Our team consists of seven different specialties including dermatology, hematology, oncology, interventional radiology, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery and plastic surgery.

At Children’s Colorado, we strive to coordinate all appointments with the appropriate specialists in one day. This minimizes the number of visits and helps reduce the stress for you and your child.

As one of the top pediatric vascular anomalies programs in the country, we see more patients than most hospitals, which means we see a wider range of vascular anomalies and a higher number of rare cases. The fact that we see more cases helps us diagnose our patients more accurately and provide more effective treatments.

To offer the most comprehensive care, we schedule your appointment at the Multidisciplinary Clinic at our hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This innovative space allows doctors from different backgrounds to come to one place to visit a patient, share information and collaborate.

Specialized imaging for children

We use different types of imaging equipment, such as ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to help us accurately diagnose your child’s vascular anomaly. Ultrasonography uses sound waves to show us different densities within vascular anomalies, while an MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a detailed image of organs and tissues within the body. Taking an MRI can be intimidating even for an adult, so we make sure that one of our child life specialists sits down with your child before the test to explain what’s going to happen and make sure they’re comfortable before entering the testing room.

Who we treat at the Vascular Anomalies Center

Some vascular anomalies do not require treatment, but there are a range of vascular anomalies that can impact the life of a child as they grow. Our team treats patients of all ages, from infancy through adulthood. We also treat adults who need a multidisciplinary specialty center to coordinate their care.

Contact the Vascular Anomalies Center

Contact us at 720-777-8628 or vac@childrenscolorado.org.

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