Veterans Administration Medical Center
The Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven is an integral part of our program, but there are no radiation treatment facilities at the VA Hospital. Inpatients are transported and outpatients are all seen at Smilow Cancer Hospital. At Smilow, VA patients have access to a wide range of specialized radiation techniques including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma-knife radiosurgery for intracranial tumors, and linac-based stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT) for tumors of the lung, liver, and spine. An attending physician and a resident from radiation oncology are actively involved in the multidisciplinary tumor board at the West Haven VA hospital, and work closely with VA physicians to coordinate care.