New laser adds services to Medina Memorial Hospital OR

Posted 10 February 2020 at 3:58 pm

Photo courtesy of Orleans Community Health Foundation: Members of the Surgical Department at Medina Memorial Hospital display the new Olympus Holmium Laser recently purchased by the Orleans Community Health Foundation. Pictured from left include Donny Maskell, Vanessa King, Cindy Denniston, Dr. Anees Fazili, April Schultz, Michaelene Prest, Donna Montesanti, Sheri Walling, Kelly Swanson and Kim Gray.

Press Release, Orleans Community Health

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health recently added a new Olympus Holmium laser to its Surgical Department at Medina Memorial Hospital to help treat patients with kidney, bladder and ureteral stones.

Dr. Anees Fazili is the urologist on staff at the hospital that performs this latest procedure. He agrees that the Holmium laser lithotripsy provides many benefits to patients, including immediate relief of symptoms and a quick recovery in which most patients go home the same day following surgery.

It is typically performed when a patient is unable to pass a stone on their own and experiences pain or discomfort.  When activated, the laser beam breaks up the stone into smaller sizes making them capable of being passed. The procedure requires general anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable and there is no need for incisions.

The purchase was made possible due to the generosity of donors to the Orleans Community Health Foundation. Kimberly Gray, director of Surgical Services at Orleans Community Health, stated, “On behalf of Dr. Fazili, myself, and the entire Surgical Department, we are truly thankful for the support of our Foundation and the entire community. By adding the availability of Holmium laser treatments to our services, we’re able to save most patients a long commute to Buffalo or Rochester while using the same technology right in our community hospital.”

If you are interested in donating to Orleans Community Health and supporting one of our many programs, please contact Heather Smith at (585) 798-8426 or visit and click donate button. To schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Fazili, please contact (585) 201-7793. Please note that your insurance may require a referral from your primary physician.

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