Very few things are at the front of Americans’ minds as the threat of cancer. Men, especially, have to worry about prostate cancer when they reach the ages of about 60. However, some men as young as 30 have been known to get this deadly cancer. Luckily, there are ways to stop this cancer from spreading. Mitt Romney recently underwent one of these surgeries in March of 2017 after being diagnosed shortly before. The procedure he underwent was a form of robotic surgery that uses precision and computers to complete the surgery without creating any lasting side effects on the sexual and bladder functions of patients. This new, cutting-edge surgery has helped thousands of men across the globe get rid of the threat without having to threaten their livelihoods and style of living. One of the premier doctors in the field of robotic surgery on prostate cancer is Dr. David Samadi.
Dr. David Samadi is currently the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, located in New York. He has held several posts in robotic surgery and urology throughout his career, and he has used his positions to do vast amounts of research on prostate cancer and coach its victims through the new options available to them.
Several years ago, the only option available to many cancer patients was radiation therapy. This therapy works by essentially poisoning the body, and in turn poisoning and killing the cancer cells. This therapy only helped about 30 percent of cancer victims live another five years. With surgery, however, nearly all of the cancer patients are living much longer lives. The main difference between traditional surgery and robotic surgery is the precision with which the surgeon is able to operate, making the results even more desirable.
Dr. David Samadi has performed over 7,000 of these such procedures. He studied robotic surgery and urology extensively when in school at the Stony Brook School of Medicine at the State University of New York, as well as during his time at the Montefiore Medical Center and Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil located in France. He even had a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Through all of this experience, Dr. Samadi is able to offer his patients first-rate care with a new and improved system of performing surgery. No matter what, he will continue to give his patients the ability to have a life beyond their cancer and more