Dr. David Samadi is one of the leading practitioners of prostate cancer, and he has been one of the foremost supporters of a new type of robotic surgery that helps patients decrease their recovery time while also presenting a much higher chance of survival after they have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In 2017, Mitt Romney, Utah Senator and Presidential nominee, was diagnosed with a lump on his prostate gland. Generally, Romney would have only had a handful of options. Dr. David Samadi could live out the rest of his life with the tumor, he could get a local surgery to remove the tumor (as long as the cancer had not spread), or he could get radiation. None of these were viable options. While getting the tumor removed through traditional surgery works in the long run, it also poses a very high risk of lost bladder and sexual functions due to the proximity of the surgery to other parts of the body. Dr. David Samadi and his counterparts offered another solution.
This solution was robotic surgery. Using SMART technology and techniques, a Da Vinci robotic system could be programmed, under a doctor’s supervision, to find and cut out the cancer with minimal invasiveness. This robotic system would also be much more precise than human hands and even minimize blood loss to a point where a transfusion is not needed. Even better is the fact that this surgery is so benign on the human body that patients undergoing it can expect to stay less than 24 hours in the hospital and be back to work in as little as 2 weeks. With over 160,000 men likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, this treatment is great news for everyone.
Nobody has performed more of these surgeries than Dr. David Samadi. Dr. Samadi has performed over 7,000 surgeries using the Da Vinci robotics, and he has been one of the leading researchers on the cause. Samadi is currently the Chief of Robotic Surgery and Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He was previously the Chief of the Division of Robotics in the Department of Urology at Mount Saini Hospital. Dr. Samadi has spent his life in the pursuit of helping men get through their cancer and remove it with the utmost care.
Dr. Samadi attended the Stony Brook School of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center for his MD. He has several publications in distinguished journals and has led the support of his cause in Forbes Magazine and several television stations.