Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York
The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York was founded by Dr. Milton Waner and Dr. Alejandro Berenstein.
Dr. Waner is an internationally recognized expert and a pioneer in the surgical management of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. His colleague, Dr. Berenstein is a renowned endovascular surgeon who heads the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System. He is a pioneer in the use of endovascular techniques used to treat vascular malformations. Dr. Waner and Dr. Berenstein have combined their talents and extensive experience to develop new tecniques for the management of some of the most difficult hemangiomas and vascular malformations.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Waner has restricted his practice to the treatment of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and we believe that he has performed more surgeries in this field than anyone else. Dr. Waner has developed a unique approach to children and adults with vascular lesions. Dr Waner was the first to recognize the differences between focal and segmental hemangiomas and the first to advocate for early intervention of these lesions. He has published widely in the field of congenital vascular anomalies and his name appears on 140 publications. He has also written and/or edited 3 textbooks in this field.
Dr. Waner has assembled a multidisciplinary team of experts who collaborate to provide optimal individualized care for our patients.
The Vascular Birthmark Institute provides diagnosis and treatment for children and adults suffering from the following conditions:
- Vascular Tumors
- Infantile Hemangiomas (most common, aka strawbery hemangiomas)
- Pyogenic Granuloma
- Congenital Hemangiomas (RICH, NICH and PICH)
- Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma
- Other vascular tumors
- Vascular Malformations
- Venous Malformation
- Arteriovenous Malformation
- Lymphatic Malformation
- Capillary Malformation (Port Wine Stain)
- Mixed Malformations
- Midline capillary stain (aka Stork bite, Angel’s kiss, midline venular malformation)
- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (previously, Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome)
- Other vascular birthmarks
- Other congenital birthmarks
- Nevus (pigmented and nonpigmented)
- Congenital lipomatosis