Vascular Anomalies Center | For Patients & Families

Because of their complex nature, vascular anomalies call for more than medical care. In addition to our comprehensive, interdisciplinary clinical services , the Vascular Anomalies Center also provides information and support for patients and families, including:

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Removing a JP or Blake Drain

When surgery is a treatment option for you or your child, you may go home with a surgical drain. After surgery, fluid may collect inside the body in the surgical area. A surgical drain, such as a JP or Blake drain, is sometimes used to allow the fluid to flow out. If you or your child go home after surgery with a surgical drain, you will be given instructions on when it can be removed and how to remove it. This video demonstrates how a JP or Blake drain is removed.