The dialysis unit at the Veterans Affairs Hospital is regarded as a Center of Excellence. It is a hospital-based state-of-the-art hemodialysis unit that also offers a Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) program.
Additional services that complement the unit include access to MRI, MRA, and sonography; evaluation for renal transplantation; AV access surgery and monitoring; peritoneal catheter surgery; and interventional radiology procedures. The unit is composed of seven RNs, one LPN, two technicians, a dietitian, a social worker, a psychologist, and a clerk.
The VA Medical Center's dialysis unit has 10 hemodialysis stations. On a monthly average, the unit provides 500 hemodialysis treatments, 10 acute dialysis treatments, and 25 consults. The program also has a Nephrology Clinic, which sees approximately 40 to 50 patients per week, and a Stone Clinic, which sees approximately 10 patients per week.
Active clinical and basic science research programs at the VA Hospital are directed by NYU faculty, and clinical and research elective rotations are available for students and residents.