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Why UW Health?

When you come to UW Health, you can expect:

 

One-stop, Convenient Care

 

The Vascular Anomalies Clinic allows a patient to see all of his or her physicians in one visit, reducing the number of appointments. Vascular anomalies are complex, and each case is unique. Our team of experts will work together to discuss treatment options and develop a care plan.

 

Diagnosis and Treatment

 

Our team has access to the American Family Children’s Hospital angiography/catheter laboratory for accurate diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies. This state-of-the-art laboratory offers imaging techniques which produce more accurate images using lower doses of radiation.

 

Personalized Treatment Plans

  • Embolization is a procedure that closes the abnormal blood vessels from the inside using "glues" or particles.Sclerotherapy helps us treat vascular anomalies. We inject a substance through your skin into the malformation which is designed to irritate the wall of the vessel. This will produce a blood clot, which will stop the flow of blood in the area. Inflammation of the inner wall then destroys the malformations, which the body replaces with scar tissue called sclerosis. It also eliminates the large disfiguring scars that come with surgery.
  • Sclerotherapy helps us treat vascular anomalies. We inject a substance through your skin into the malformation which is designed to irritate the wall of the vessel. This will produce a blood clot, which will stop the flow of blood in the area. Inflammation of the inner wall then destroys the malformations, which the body replaces with scar tissue called sclerosis. It also eliminates the large disfiguring scars that come with surgery.
  • Surgery can be appropriate alone or after embolization or sclerotherapy. If the condition is extensive, we take only enough tissue to prevent recurrence but avoid disfigurement.