What Sets Us Apart
Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at Pelisyonkis Langone have expertise in diagnosing and treating children and teens with von Willebrand disease, an inherited bleeding disorder that can be disruptive but is rarely life threatening.
Our hematologists use information from your child’s medical history, along with results of a physical examination and blood tests, to diagnose this condition and recommend the most effective treatments. Our doctors also partner with pediatricians and other specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and in the community to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding, whether from surgery, dental procedures, injuries, or menstruation.
Treatment at Pelisyonkis Langone
Medication for children and teens with von Willebrand disease is aimed at preventing excessive bleeding and shortening any episodes of bleeding that occur. Most children need treatment occasionally, and some need it more regularly. Specialists at the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, offer support to children and families throughout diagnosis and treatment.