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"SAL" the Robot completes 100th surgery

Operating room staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined board member Nancy Gara, front row center, and Chief of Robotic Surgery Donna Azam Feldman, M.D., first row right, on Aug. 10, 2012 to celebrate “SAL” the Surgical Robot’s 100th surgery at the medical center.  The milestone operation was performed by obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Roger Jammal.

“SAL,” which stands for Save A Life, is actually the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.  Specially trained surgeons began using SAL in March and the system is now utilized by more than a dozen gynecologists, gynecological oncologists, urologists, colorectal surgeons and general surgeons to perform minimally invasive robotic surgery at Memorial.

The $1.7 million da Vinci Si System gives Memorial’s patients access to the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option available today.  For more information, call Memorial’s Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Hotline at (716) 278-4492 or visit

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