Hemangioma is the most common type of benign skin tumor. Treating it is a specialty of the Vascular Anomalies team at Children's.
The Vascular Anomalies Clinic brings all of the necessary pediatric specialists together -- in one place -- for individual evaluation and treatment of children with vascular anomalies. We are also one of the few clinics in the country dedicated to treating vascular birthmarks.
The clinic's team treats children with a wide range of conditions, including:
As the only hospital in Washington, DC, dedicated exclusively to caring for kids, our surgeons and clinical specialists are among the most experienced pediatric care providers the region. Our pediatric specialists have the experience to accurately diagnose the type of vascular condition, and the expertise to provide the most appropriate treatment.
Specialists in the Vascular Anomalies Clinic include experts in:
When your child's condition requires surgery, Children's Surgical Care team performs the most pediatric cases in the area, ensuring patients and their families the highest level of pediatric expertise. Children's National has three full-time plastic and reconstructive surgeons who dedicate their entire practice to children.
Iris Rubin, MD, Director of the Dermatologic and Vascular Laser Surgery Service Clinic, treats patients with vascular lesions and birthmarks.
In addition, Children's National is the only area hospital to guarantee that a fellowship trained pediatric anesthesiologist administers anesthesia for all patients at all times.
"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong."
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dermatologist, Laser Surgeon
We provide a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most.
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We see children from around the Washington, DC, area, nation, and world who need the specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.