Donna M. Pinelli, MD, FACOG, from Jupiter Medical Center leads the 2,000. da Vinci Robotic Surgery by: SF STAT !: South Florida Hospital News


Advanced technology plays a critical role in the award-winning hospital’s successful treatment of uterine, ovarian, cervical and vulvar cancers, as well as other complicated gynecological medical problems.

May 18, 2021 – Dr. Donna M. Pinelli, Medical Director of Gynecological Oncology at Anderson Family Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center and the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program at Jupiter Medical Center, led her 2,000. Operation with the revolutionary da Vinci® Xi robotic surgery system.

The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System offers surgical support that goes beyond the capabilities of human hands; increases the surgeon’s view through high-resolution 3D visualization; and is used in a number of fields including gynecological, thoracic, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, HIPEC, urological, and general surgery.

“The use of the latest technology in the hands of medical experts is at the fore of our mission to provide our community with the best possible care,” says Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “DR. Pinelli’s 2,000th da Vinci® robotic operation is an important milestone for Jupiter Medical Center, which offers our patients the most advanced technologies and innovative procedures.”

The clinical expertise of Dr. Pinelli specializes in radical pelvic surgery for the treatment of uterine, ovarian, cervical and vulvar malignancies; risk-reducing operations; and other innovative approaches to treating gynecological cancers.

The role of Dr. Pinelli is an important part of the comprehensive care provided by the team of multidisciplinary experts at the Anderson Family Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center. Our multidisciplinary team consists of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, pathologists, nurses, therapists and related health professionals with specialized training in cancer care who are committed to providing the highest quality cancer care.

The Walsh Robotic Surgery Program recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with the addition of a third Xi robotic surgery system with the latest, fourth generation technology. The latest generation system extends the core functions of the da Vinci system and offers surgeons: the 3D HD vision system, which virtually extends the surgeon’s eyes and hands into the patient; Instrument arm architecture that allows the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position; and smaller, thinner arms with redesigned joints that allow greater freedom of movement than ever before.

Jupiter Medical Center

Ranked # 1 for Safety, Quality and Patient Satisfaction, Jupiter Medical Center is the premier destination for world-class healthcare in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. The award-winning hospital is iconic across the state for its excellent medical team, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative techniques and technology, and commitment to empathic care. Jupiter Medical Center is recognized as the only independent, non-profit hospital in the region offering a range of inpatient and outpatient services, including cardiovascular health, oncology, orthopedics, and health services for women and children. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit


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