Prostate cancer has plagued men for years, and up until now, there was no real good treatment option for it. Radiation was an option, but it leaves treatment participants feeling weak and destroys good cells along with the bad. Surgery was another option, but traditional surgery methods have a tendency to reduce sexual and bladder functions due to the proximity of the prostate to other parts of the male anatomy. Mitt Romney, Senator and Presidential nominee, recently went through one of the new forms of prostate cancer treatment known as robotic surgery. Because of this surgery, Romney is now cancer free and able to function normally like the cancer had never happened.
Prostate cancer affects over 160,000 men each year according to the American Cancer Society. Many men will not have to deal with this until they are older than 50 years, but this type of cancer can be especially dangerous due to the fact that it is undetectable in its preliminary stages. That is why experienced doctors like Dr. David Samadi are there to help coach patients through their options and use state-of-the-art technology, like the robotic surgeries, to stop the cancer in its tracks. In fact, Dr. Samadi is one of the world’s leading urologists and robotic medicine and prostatectomy surgeons in the world.
Dr. David Samadi got his start in medicine once he immigrated to the United States. Born in Iran, he and his family were forced to flee to Europe during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Wanting to make his family proud, and always wanting to help people, Dr. Samadi started his educational track towards becoming the world-renowned surgeon he is today. He attended S.U.N.Y.’s Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he graduated with his Master’s degree in 1994. He then attended Montefiore Medical Center, where he obtained a Doctorate in Urology. From there, he held several residencies and fellowships to learn more about prostate cancer and urology from the best in the world. Some of these fellowships included training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Robotic Radical Prostatectomy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Now David Samadi is the Chief of Robotic Surgery of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as the Chairman of the Urology Department. He is an international lecturer and has written several articles published in some of the world’s leading journals and medical publications. He will continue his work in robotics and urology to help keep men healthy and clear of prostate cancer.