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Segmental Hemangiomas

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Infantile hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors that appear in approximately 7% of the population and appear during the first four to six weeks of life. Hemangiomas often cause a great deal of immediate concern to parents because of their deep red appearance and how fast they grow. Although most hemangiomas are not worrisome and will… Continue reading

Excelling in the Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks

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All vascular malformations are incredibly complex conditions because they contain a massive tangle of blood vessels. There is no way to simply “remove” them because one single misstep could cause a patient to bleed to death. Dr. Milton Waner is the only person in the world who exclusively treats vascular anomalies. He has dedicated his… Continue reading

What are Birthmarks?

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Almost everyone understands that a birthmark is a permanent mark on the skin that is present from birth. However, understanding exactly what these marks are and why some people develop serious birthmark malformations requires more insight that just knowing about a “mark on the skin.” Many people have birthmarks that go unnoticed. They may have… Continue reading

Life-Altering Surgeries

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Disfigurations of the face and visible parts of the body can cause severe issues for those who deal with them. The effects that hemangiomas and vascular malformations can have on a person physically and emotionally are often overwhelming. The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York was founded by Dr. Milton Waner and Dr. Alejandro Berenstein… Continue reading

Life Saving Surgery

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While all vascular malformations can have an effect on a person’s quality of life to some degree, it is rare for these malformations to become life threatening. Most vascular malformations remain relatively small in nature and/or do not encroach upon the airway or vital organs. However, severe cases do exist, and The Vascular Birthmarks Institute… Continue reading

Infantile Hemangiomas of the Scalp

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An infantile hemangioma is a very common type of birthmark that appears in more than 3 million children each year in the United States. Most hemangiomas are not present at birth but will appear within the first six weeks after a child’s birth. They can appear anywhere on the skin surface, and typically first show… Continue reading

Pyogenic Granuloma

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Pyogenic granuloma is a relatively common skin growth. This skin growth can occur at any age but is most common in children, pregnant women, young adult males, and those taking certain medications and oral contraceptives. These are benign growths, yet they cause a concern not only because of their appearance, but also because they could… Continue reading

Vascular Malformations in Teens and Adults

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Vascular malformations are areas of abnormal vascular tissue that are caused by an error in the development of blood or lymphatic vessels. They can be focal or diffuse and can occur anywhere in the body. While all vascular malformations are present at birth, they may not become apparent or noticeable under adolescence or adulthood. These… Continue reading

Accurate Diagnosis is Key

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When it comes to your child’s health and medical concerns, more than anything you want an accurate diagnosis so that the most appropriate treatment can begin and the most effective and positive results can be achieved. At the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, Dr. Milton Waner and his team of excellent medical specialists lead… Continue reading

Laser Treatment for Hemangiomas

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Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumor-like birthmark found in infancy. There are no known genetic factors or causes as to why hemangiomas occur, and despite the fact that they are benign, they can be significantly concerning to parents. Hemangiomas can also grow to be quite large and affect certain functions of the body, including… Continue reading