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Vascular Anomalies

The Vascular Anomalies Program at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for rare conditions that affect the lymphatic and blood vessels of any part of the body. The multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care for complex congenital conditions using the latest laser technology, surgical techniques and minimally invasive radiological procedures.

Patients treated in the Vascular Anomalies Program are assisted by a coordinator who will schedule appointments with physicians as well as imaging and therapeutic procedures. Patients may be seen simultaneously by physicians in an array of specialties to optimize diagnosis and the design of a treatment plan.


Types of Vascular Anomalies Treated

  • Hemangiomas and other vascular tumors
  • Congenital nevi
  • Vascular malformations
    • Venous
    • Capillary (port wine stains)
    • Lymphatic
    • Arteriovenous
  • Conditions such as:
    • PHACES
    • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
    • Sturge-Weber syndrome
    • CLOVES

Treatments Available Through the Vascular Anomalies Program

  • Sclerotherapy to shrink venous and lymphatic malformations, using advanced techniques that maximize therapeutic benefit with a low rate of side effects and complications
  • Endovenous laser therapy of symptomatic superficial varicosities and extensive lymphatic and venous malformations
  • Primary endovascular treatment (embolization) of arteriovenous malformations
  • Vascular imaging (ultrasonography, angiography, venography, lymphatic mapping)
  • Surgical and complex reconstruction for primary resection of the anomalies or secondarily after the success of sclerotherapy
  • Laser therapy

Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic

Patients can be assessed by experts in multiple specialties including general pediatrics, plastic surgery, dermatology, radiology, pediatric surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, hematology and neurosurgery.

Clinics are held monthly on Thursday afternoons at the Vascular Anomalies Clinic.

Vascular Anomalies Program Team

Dr. Matthew Greives
Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Dr. Adelaide Hebert

Dr. Rodrick Zvavanjanja
Interventional Radiology

Dr. Matthew Harting & Dr. Charles Cox
Pediatric General Surgery

Dr. Manish Shah
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Soham Roy & Dr. Sancak Yuksel
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. Mark J. Sanders
General Pediatrics

Dr. Nina Tatevian & Dr. Meenakshi Bhattcharjee
Pediatric Pathology

Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Imaging and Genetics Research

Dr. Autumn Atkinson

About the Host

Dr. Matthew Greives

Matthew Greives, M.D.
Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Matthew Greives, M.D.

  • Fellowship-trained in pediatric craniofacial surgery and Board Certified in plastic surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at UTHealth McGovern Medical School
  • Clinical interests include cleft lip and palate care and surgery, craniosynostosis, orthognathic surgery, neonatal airway surgery, craniofacial distraction and ear reconstruction
  • Dr. Greives’ professional recognitions include the Huggins Surgical Research Symposium: Best Clinical Presentation (2011) and the ASPS Senior Resident Conference: Best Microsurgery Paper (2012)
  • Member of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team and Director of the Vascular Anomalies Clinic

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UT Physicians Pediatric Hematology
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 500, Houston, TX, 77030
Phone: (832) 325-6516
Fax: (713) 512-2232

UT Physicians Pediatric Genetics
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 500, Houston, TX, 77030
Phone: (713) 500-7350
Fax: (713) 500-5689

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