About West Los Angeles VA
West Los Angeles VA is a top treatment center for military veterans to receive care for mesothelioma.
It’s part of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) — one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ largest healthcare facilities.
VAGLAHS is a comprehensive treatment center home to:
- 2 ambulatory care facility
- 1 tertiary care hospital
- 8 outpatient clinics
VAGLAHS serves more than 1.4 million veterans in Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
VAGLAHS is also a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs medical education program.
More than 500 residents, interns, and other students are trained in different hospitals throughout the year. These students come from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as many other colleges, universities, and vocational schools.
One thing that is unique about West Los Angeles VA is that it is one few places equipped to treat every type of mesothelioma, including sarcomatoid.
The hospital is also known for its multimodal treatment approach that combines pleurectomy/decortication surgery with cryoablation and immunotherapy.
U.S. Military Veterans and Mesothelioma
The VA has invested in developing one of the nation’s top mesothelioma treatment programs because one-third of mesothelioma patients are veterans.
Having a comprehensive and highly specialized mesothelioma treatment program within the VA Healthcare System gives veterans with mesothelioma access to high-quality, affordable health care.
While not all veterans choose to pursue mesothelioma treatment through the VA, for many the option is a major advantage.