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Welcome to the Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) at Boston Children’s Hospital. The VAC is an interdisciplinary team of experts that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of patients with vascular anomalies. Vascular anomalies are vessel abnormalities that can affect the capillaries, veins, arteries and lymphatics, either individually or in combination.
Vascular anomalies are classified broadly into two groups:
Boston Children’s Hospital VAC is regarded as the premier center in the world for these disorders. Many of the physicians are internationally renowned for their expertise and innovations in this highly specialized field. Our clinical team has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies and provides care to more than 2000 patients every year with a variety of these disorders from simple tumors and malformations to the most rare and complex syndromes.
The VAC takes an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, meaning clinicians from many different specialties, all with expertise in treating vascular anomalies and the symptoms your child has, will see or discuss your child together so they can have an immediate back and forth interchange and bring all perspectives to diagnose your child and develop a coordinated care plan. The VAC offers a wide range of services for patients of all ages with vascular anomalies and their families, including:
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”