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Thank you for visiting the Vascular Birthmark Institute website. This area of the site is a way to help you find out information about frequently asked questions, parent support, our staff, insurance issues, patient testimonials and your medical privacy rights with our practice. We have a very friendly and family type of practice where all of our staff work very closely together.

Our goal is to make sure that you or your family member has the best experience while visiting our office. We strive to give you enough information to make an informed decision on you or your loved one’s care.

Banner "Picnic in the Park"Navigating through the diagnoses and treatment options relating to a vascular anomaly can be overwhelming. As a parent and/or patient, it can seem impossible to put the pieces together. We are here to help.

The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York is uniquely designed to assist in any way that will help the patient and the patient’s family with this difficult process. We provide patient advocacy services.

Emotional Support – Sometimes there is just nothing like speaking to someone who has been where you are, someone who has had a child go through the same treatment and sharing stories, frustrations and concerns.

What to Expect – Where do we stay? Do cabs in New York require car seats? How do we use the subway? Which airport is best? Where do we fill prescriptions? What is the waiting room like at the hospital? These are all questions that are frequently asked – but sometimes we have others – and when answered can relieve a great deal of stress and anxiety. We are here to answer those questions and offer a bit of reassurance. If we do not have the answers, we can find someone who does.

Insurance – There are a thousand questions about insurance. If you reach a place where you feel lost with your insurance – we are here to help support you in your efforts.

Is there another patient just like my child – often it is so reassuring to speak to another patient or parent who has been through nearly the exact process that you are facing. We network as much as possible to connect parents with other parents of children who have a similar condition.

The Parent Support division of the Vascular Birthmark Institute is ever changing and growing to meet the needs of the patients. The specific descriptions listed above are just the beginning.

Your participation can continue to further our efforts. If you would like to be included in a network of parents for patient support, please feel free to Contact Us. Together we can continue to support each other.

The National Lymphatic Disease & Lymphedema Registry

Attention patients with Lymphedema, Lymphatic Malformations, and other Lymphatic Disorders:

The National Lymphatic Disease and Lymphedema Registry, initiated by The Lymphatic Research Foundation, is a confidential database for individuals with lymphatic disorders. Participation in this Registry is voluntary and will contribute to research in the classification, treatment and prevention of these disorders.

Click on this link to the Registry Site

Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis (FIL)

WonderFIL Smiles is a non-profit, global community established with the goal to support, connect and empower those affected by FIL. To learn more visit


The HIPAA creates national standards to protect individuals; medical records and other personal health information.

It gives patients more control over their health information. It sets boundaries on the use and release of health records.

It establishes appropriate safeguards that health care providers and others must achieve to protect the privacy of health information.

It holds violators accountable, with civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed if they violate patients’ privacy rights.

And it strikes a balance when public responsibility supports disclosure of some forms of data – for example, to protect public health.

For patients – it means being able to make informed choices when seeking care and reimbursement for care based on how personal health information may be used.

It enables patients to find out how their information may be used, and about certain disclosures of their information that have been made.

It generally limits release of information to the minimum reasonably needed for the purpose of the disclosure.

It generally gives patients the right to examine and obtain a copy of their own health records and request corrections.

It empowers individuals to control certain uses and disclosures of their health information.

Vascular Birthmark Institute
210 East 64th Street, 3rd Floor
New York City NY 10065

Phone: (212) 434-4050

Fax: (212) 434-4059