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Vascular anomalies is a term used to describe a variety of different abnormalities that occur in children and young adults. Vascular malformations are often the result of the abnormal development in blood vessels, lymph vessels, veins, and/or arteries. Arteriovenous malformations are lesions that are made up of small vessels linking the arterial side of the circulation to the venous side. Vascular malformations are always present at birth, and they may only become evident at a later stage. Slow, steady expansion will be seen and the supplying arteries and draining veins will increase in size as the malformation enlarges. Vascular malformations never involute, instead they increase in size steadily as the patient grows.

There are different treatment options available for vascular birthmarks. Embolization is the therapeutic introduction of various substances into the circulation to occlude vessels to devitalize a structure or to reduce blood flow to an arteriovenous malformation. This form of treatment closes off vessels via the artery or vein. A multispecialty collaboration is often necessary in vascular birthmark embolization. At Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, we offer the most comprehensive care for children and adults affected by a vascular malformation. Our team of doctors includes an interdisciplinary team of specialists:

Milton Waner, MD, BCh (Wits.), FCS(SA), is a pediatric facial plastic surgeon and director of The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York. He is a world renown surgeon who has treated patients from all over the world.

Alejandro Berenstein, MD, earned his Fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology and specializes in attaining success with minimally invasive procedures. He is a pioneer in interventional neuroradiology and treats conditions related to the vascular system in the brain, head, face, spine, and spinal cord.

Aaron Fay, MD, FACS, earned his Fellowship in ophthalmic pathology and oculoplastic surgery. His research focus is on the immunohistopathology of orbital vascular lesions and early interventions for lymphatic malformations and hemangiomas.

Teresa O, MD, March FACS, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hemangiomas and vascular lesions. She has dual training in facial nerve paralysis and reanimation and is a board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Vascular Birthmark Embolization is an extremely specialized treatment that has a high success rate. If you or a loved one is suffering from a vascular birthmark, please contact The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York. We will speak with you and can schedule an appointment.

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