This article is meant to highlight the work of a famous and innovative surgeon named Dr. David Samadi, and specifically the new system he invented for prostate cancer surgeries, known as the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment.
Many people may have heard of Dr. Samadi through his weekly internet show, entitled “Let’s Make America Healthy Again with Dr. Samadi”. He also works as a contributor for Fox News, so he is definitely someone you may have heard from in the past. At the same time, he is chairman of the Urology department at Lennox Hill hospital in New York City. Obviously, this is a very busy man.
As a doctor, Dr. Samadi specializes in prostate surgery, and that’s where his new system comes in. It is a minimally invasive surgery that utilizes robotics to do surgery on the prostate without actually opening it up. It makes a few small holes rather than several large incisions. As such, the risk of complications goes down considerably. But, more on that later.
Dr. David Samadi was born in Iran, among a small Persian Jewish community. After the Iranian revolution of 1979, which ended 2500 years of continuous Persian rule, the country was in the hands of radical Muslim fundamentalists. Dr. Samadi and his younger brother left Iran and continued their educations in Belgium, London, and eventually the United States.
After achieving a full scholarship to New York State University, he earned degrees in biochemistry and medicine. He has earned a whole slew of awards during his time as a doctor. These include New York magazine’s “Best Doctor” award for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. He also won the Patients Choice award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. His list of awards is actually too long to reproduce here.
Many times, traditional prostate surgery can damage nerves as a side effect, which will affect sexual function and/or continence for perhaps the rest of the patients life. This is a major problem that Dr. Samadi has resolved. This new technique is so non-invasive, the patient is normally home within a single day. Using advanced miniature robotics, tiny instruments are inserted through several 10-20 millimeter holes, and guided by the surgeon using a unique interface. Dr. Samadi has performed over 3600 successful operations of this type over the last ten years, with no major complications.
A person could not ask for a better contribution to medical science than the contribution of a method that makes surgery much easier on the patient. That alone is worthy of praise.
Dr. David Samadi’s Social Media: www.youtube.com/user/RoboticOncology