Comprehensive Treatment Plan for HHT
The Cincinnati HHT Center of Excellence offers a multidisciplinary approach and expert assessment for patients with this complex condition.
Following the initial evaluation, the HHT team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan. This plan will vary depending on the patient’s symptoms. It can include surgery, interventional radiology or medication, or it can involve simply monitoring over time. After talking with the family about the patient’s condition and treatment options, the team will provide a written summary of this information for the family and referring physician.
While the initial evaluation and imaging are performed at Cincinnati Children’s, our interventional team will determine at which hospital (Cincinnati Children’s or University of Cincinnati Medical Center) the patient should be treated, based on the patient’s age. Children will receive interventions at Cincinnati Children’s and adults will receive interventions at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Regardless of the hospital, the same interventional team treats both children and adults. No matter what treatment decisions are made, we like to monitor patients approximately once per year or every few years to assess symptoms and update treatment and monitoring plans if necessary.
At Cincinnati Children’s, our state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities are designed around the needs of patients and their families. These include diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology suites and operating rooms.