The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, the oldest VA facility in New York City.
It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility. The Department of Surgery is designated as a high complexity surgical program. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. This medical center has 378 authorized hospital beds with 75 beds on the Medical/Surgical floors and 20 beds in the Intensive Care Unit, as well as 120 nursing home beds.
The general surgery service at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center admits patients with a wide variety of problems. These include general surgical problems, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, thoracic surgery, and oncology.
The da Vinci robot is used for a number of surgical procedures with the largest volume being Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALP) to treat prostate cancer. In General Surgery, the Da Vinci is utilized for colon resections and other bowel surgery. The Vascular Surgery service at JJP VA is a robust service offering our veterans the best in open and endovascular techniques. Vascular pathology is rampant among the Veteran population allowing for a wide range of complex surgical cases.