When previous Presidential hopeful and nominee Mitt Romney found out that he had prostate cancer, he did not know where to turn or what to do. Nearly 70, he thought that he was out of the woods when it came to this ailment. Most men who get the cancer will get it between the ages of 50 and 66. Now, however, he had a choice to make. He could do radiation treatment, which would kill cells in his body and make him ill most of the time. He could also do surgery, which would localize his discomfort, but might affect his sexual and bladder functions. However, new doctors like Dr. David Samadi are now offering a third choice which includes robotic surgery instead of manual surgery. Mitt Romney decided to take this last form of treatment to heart and is now free and clear of his prostate cancer with it showing no signs of coming back.
Dr. David Samadi, while not performing this type of treatment directly on Senator Mitt Romney, has performed over 7,000 of these robotic surgeries on other men with the same ailment. Dr. Samadi has become known as one of the world’s foremost experts on the technology, as well as one of the most successful surgeons at performing the procedures. He never wants to use radiation if the cancer has not spread, and if there is a chance that they can use surgery to remove the cancer, then he would argue against using manual forms of surgery. Robotic surgery allows for more precision, less blood loss, and less loss of other functions as a side-effect of the procedure.
Before getting into medicine, Dr. David Samadi always knew that he wanted to be a doctor. While attending what he thought was going to be a cardiac surgery during his residency, the doctors wheeled in a man who was about to get a prostate surgery instead. From that point on, Dr. Samadi knew that urology and the study of prostates and prostate cancer was the only course for him. Since that fateful day, Samadi has performed thousands of procedures and coached men on their options.
Dr. David Samadi is currently the Chairman of the Urology Department, as well as the Chief of Robotic Surgery, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He was previously the Chief Robotics in the Urology Department at the Mount Saini Hospital. Dr. David Samadi has earned international renown and has published articles in journals from around the world. He is truly best in class when it comes to robotics in prostate health.