Dr. Donna Azam Feldman has become the first surgeon to complete 100 robotic-assisted surgical procedures at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

The milestone procedure was performed Tuesday using Memorial’s da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.
“I’m as excited about robotic assisted surgery now as I was when I did my first procedure here,” said Dr. Feldman, an obstetrician/gynecologist with Women’s Medicine of Niagara and the head of Memorial’s Division of Robotic Surgery. “Our patients continue to benefit from smaller incisions, minimal scarring, reduced pain and then quicker post-operative recoveries.”

In service at Memorial since March 2012, the da Vinci system was dubbed “SAL,” which stands for Save A Life, following a naming contest entered by hundreds of area school children. SAL is utilized by more than a dozen gynecologists, gynecological oncologists, urologists, bariatric surgeons, colorectal surgeons and general surgeons to perform minimally invasive robotic surgery at Memorial.

For more information, call Memorial’s Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Hotline at (716) 278-4492 or visit www.nfmmc.org/Services/daVinci.