Dr. David Samadi Says Choose Surgery Over Radiation

Based on scientific data, nearly 12 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the future. And when it comes to successfully treating the disease, Dr. David Samadi has a 90 percent success rate. For one, robotic surgery has brought significant progress, and Dr. Samadi is highly experienced in nerve sparing robotic prostatectomies.

Robotic Prostatectomy

The system itself consists of a console, where the surgeon sits, and the robot which has four arms. Through a small incision on the belly, the robotic instruments are brought into the body where Dr. Samadi guides the robot. On the screen the doctor can see a magnified three-dimensional image of the area. In the past decade, Dr. Samadi has performed more than 7000 of these surgeries.Dr. Samadi is Chief of Robotic Surgery at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, and he affirms that men undergoing prostate surgery have a better prognosis. In fact, studies show that men who underwent a surgical prostatectomy had lower mortality rates than those who chose other treatment methods. Additionally, studies confirm that just three months after the procedure, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction – the most common problems with prostate cancer, have significant function. And the proportion will increase significantly in the following months.

Worldwide, more than one million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Most choose to remove the tumor surgically, and patients even travel internationally to have Dr. David Samadi perform the surgery. In robotic-assisted surgery, patients lost less blood, stayed in the hospital for 1.7 days shorter, had less pain after one week and a better quality of life after six weeks.Dr. David Samadi is an award-winning, board-certified urologic oncologist. In addition to being an expert on laparoscopic radical prostatectomies, he’s been medical correspondent on FoxNews for the past seven years, and a broadcaster on his own half-hour program, Sunday Housecall, which airs Sundays at 12:30pm.Dr. Samadi joined Lenox Hill Hospital in 2013, developing a leading Urology program, and lending his expertise to international cancer causes.From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Samadi was honored with the Patient’s Choice Award. Those same years, he has also won American’s Top Doctor and American’s Best Doctor awards. In 2012 and 2013, he was named New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors.Dr. David Samadi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stony Brook University, New York.