The Innovations Dr. David Samadi Has Brought to Prostate Surgery

At Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. David Samadi is Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery and has performed over 7000 robotic prostate surgeries using the DaVinci System along with the SMART(Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) surgery technique developed by Dr. Samadi which allows for much smaller incisions as well as shorter surgical times that leads to faster recovery times.

In an interview Dr. David Samadi described how he was inspired by a former CEO of JetBlue explaining how their crews quickly clean out planes and make them ready for the next flight. He developed surgical crew techniques that allow him to perform his next surgery within ten minutes of the last one by having his crew start cleaning up a half hour before the surgery is through.

Born in the Persian Jewish community in Iran, at 15 years of age Dr. David Samadi and his brother Dan, then just 12, were forced to leave after the Revolution in 1979 and were sent to Belgium and then moved to London after 6 months and in 1984 moved to America. Dr. Samadi attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he received a degree in biochemistry and then a master’s degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. He did his postgraduate training at Montefiore Medical Center in Urology and completed his training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Samadi has a website called Dr. David Samadi TV where he livestreams new episodes every Sunday at 12:30 PM. The website offers videos on various medical subjects and of course many discussing prostate cancer, including screening, treatments and what to expect after surgery.

On social media he offers much the same content as Dr. David Samadi TV where he discusses a variety of medical topics including, the importance of exercise and healthy eating as well as posts discussing various medical issues from hypertension to shingles but also many about prostate cancer.

Earlier this year, Dr. Samadi wrote an article for the Huffington Post describing a good prognosis for Mitt Romney after successful prostate surgery for a slow growing tumor found in 2017.

Dr. Samadi has been the recipient of The Patients’ Choice Award as well as the Most Compassionate Doctor and the American Cancer Society’s Partner Award. New York Magazine named him Best Doctor in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Dr. David Samadi’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/DrDavidSamadi/

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