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Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. The condition can present in a number of ways, including the presence of a port-wine stain, excess bone or soft tissue or varicose veins that affect a single limb. It is also common for Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome to result in the limb being abnormal in size and length.

Complications from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome include blood in the urine, frequent skin infections, localized pain, anemia and seizures. The presence of any or all of these symptoms requires medical intervention from a qualified clinician. Dr. Greg Levitin of the Vascular Birthmark Center can provide an evaluation of treatment needs on a case by case basis for patients coming from anywhere in the country.

Klippel­Trenaunay Syndrome Treatment

There are potential complications that may arise from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Seeking treatment is advised to relieve the impact of symptoms and reduce any risks associated with the disorder. Dr. Levitin will work closely with you in order to identify your specific challenges and needs, before creating a unique treatment plan. In many cases, medications and supplemental iron are recommended. Pain and swelling are also managed through the use of compression stockings.

Vascular surgery is considered a treatment option when there is the potential for complications arising from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. After your evaluation, Dr. Greg Levitin will discuss the minimally invasive procedure and likely outcome, post-treatment. Ligation and stripping are another surgical option which involves the tying of veins. The procedure is performed using a small incision and is designed to stop blood pooling.

If your Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome has resulted in the development of a port-wine stain, laser therapy using multi-wavelengths is effective in reducing or removing discoloration. This option is most effective when carried out by an experienced specialist using advanced tools and techniques in combination to achieve desirable results. Dr. Levitin will base his recommendations on the results of your evaluation in an effort to ensure that treatment sessions are convenient and affordable.

Additional Support and Insurance

You will receive all the additional support you need from the Vascular Birthmark Center and Dr. Greg Levitin, including in-network insurance coverage. Dr. Levitin works with a hand selected group of specialist physicians to ensure every patient receives best-case scenario outcomes regardless of the patient’s specific treatment plan.

We also work closely with the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF), offering support to both patients and parents. Access to diagnosis and treatment play a major role in everything we do, so if you have any concerns, we encourage you to speak to a member of the Vascular Birthmark Center team.

If you have any further questions about Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, please take advantage of our free online consultation service today.

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The Vascular Birthmark Center: Gregory M. Levitin, MD

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Abril M.

Dr. Levitin is very knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. Five years ago, I needed to find information about a birth mark that my newborn daughter started to grow a couple days after birth. I was afraid, I did not feel like I got any clear information about it through my insurance; also, they did not offer any course of treatment for it. I started to look for information, the birthmark was growing each day, information was scarce and I just got more scared. Finally, I found a video in Youtube from a grandmother who was very grateful after finding treatment for her grand daughter through The Birthmark Foundation. It was a huge blessing to me and my family. I found Dr. Levitin, I contacted him thinking he probably would not even answer. I was wrong, he kindly answered promptly, got in touch with me and soon he had a plan : ) I went to see him at the Birthmark Center in Los Angeles. He explained everything in a way that it was so clear to understand, no question I made was insignificant and his answers were each very informative. I really never have had an experience with a doctor who explains and speaks in such a way. I left his office knowing that my daughter was in the best hands and the best care. I first thank God for the Birthmark Foundation, a great organization with the highest quality of doctors. Also, a very special thanks to Dr. Levitin for all his help and kindness, for listening to my concerns and answering each and every question. And last, but no least, to the Birthmark Foundation Center in Los Angeles : ) I hope many children can find help/care in this place as I found it for my daughter. Thank you forever.

Ryan E.

I will be telling tales of the good doctors compassion till time comes to an end. Because of Dr Levitin, I have more confidence in my every day life. He was fast, knowledgeable, precise and all with a disarming sense of humor. Two thumbs up!

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Danielle L.

we are forever grateful for Dr. Levitin. My daughter Lena had surgery to remove her hemangioma that was located on her forehead at just 6 month old. she healed beautifully and we couldn't be happier with how minimal her scar is, even almost 4.5 years later. Dr. Levitin is caring, compassionate, and such a great doctor/surgeon overall. He had our daughter's best interest and I knew she was in good hands. I highly recommend him any chance I get!


My name is Chris and I was recently treated for an AVM on my forehead by Dr. Gregory Levitin of New York (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary). Thankfully, I live within a few hours of NYC. In brief, I would like to say that Dr. Levitin is very capable doctor with a lot of experience with AVMs. He responds quickly to e-mail, texts, and phone calls. He accepts insurance. He takes a "team approach" and will be your "QB" and involve other specialists as necessary. In my particular case they were Dr. Raj Shrivastava (Mt Sinai) and Dr. Raphael A. Ortiz (Lenox Hill) in NY. I recommend contacting Dr Levitin for a consultation if you suspect you have an AVM. All 3 Drs are just good people. When I spoke to them, they treated me like like an equal. I felt like they were advising me as a close friend or family member. Like many that suffer with AVMs I was at first mis-diagnosed. What was thought to be a just a simple cyst turned out to be an AVM. Surgery to remove the cyst made the AVM about 5x bigger. My treatment entailed a few MRIs and CAT scans to determine what was going on and the treatment plan. This was followed by consultation with the 3 Drs mentioned above and finally a 2-day procedure. On day 1 Dr Ortiz embolized the AVM. On day 2 Dr Levitin and Dr Shrivastava removed the AVM from my skull and put some metal mesh there to fill the "hole". It has been 6-months since the surgery and so far I have not had any recurrence. In honor of Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day and to thank these Drs for all they have done for me, I just want to give everyone a solid reference. Finding the right doctor for this type of stuff makes all the difference.

Valle S.

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Alicia M.

This year marks the 10th that I contacted VBF for help. Since then I have been under the care of Dr. G Levitin and Dr. R. Ortiz, they are my guardian healing angels! Thanks VBF for not only helping me but also for letting me be a volunteer in the foundation whenever I am needed. A Big Hug to all from MIAMI... Alicia

Alexander G.

Totally positive experience. Dr. Levitin is a great professional. He has diagnosed and treated my nose breathing problem, significantly improving my quality of life. Office staff is very professional. Appointments always kept on time. Strongly recommend.