Dr. David Samadi: Robotic Surgery Expert

While Dr. David Samadi may be known to many as the celebrity doctor on Fox News’ Sunday Housecall, to his patients he is a hero. The prostate cancer expert has performed over 7,000 prostatectomies using robotic assistance over his over 2-decade-long career in medicine. His expertise is sought by many in the world and some of his patients travel hours in order for him to be the one who performs their surgery after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Recently, he was asked about Mitt Romney’s prognosis after a successful surgery to remove prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi insists that his decision to choose surgery over radiation may have very well saved his life and at the very least allowed for a higher quality of life after cancer. Perhaps with his almost 90% success rate for removing all traces of prostate cancer, it is easy to see why.

Dr. David Samadi is highly educated with two fellowships under his belt along with his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. Even while attending high school in Roslyn, New York Samadi excelled as both an honor roll student and the president of his class. Incidentally, he did this all as an Iranian immigrant whose parents and younger sister, Heidi, stayed behind after the Iranian Revolution.

Undoubtedly, Dr. David Samadi’s team at Lenox Hill Hospital is one of the most efficient in the United States. Sometimes, he and his surgical staff perform up to five robotic procedures a day while still maintaining a fantastic rate of success. Some of Dr. David Samadi’s surgical team has been with him for almost 20 years as they had been with him in his previous position at Mount Sinai as Chief of Robotic Surgery. In his position at Mount Sinai, he practiced surgery in more than 45 countries around the world.

Despite Dr. Daid Samadi’s schedule being exceptionally full, he still manages to find the time to talk to every patient on his floor before he heads home at the end of his day. His commitment to his patients is one of the reasons why Lenox Hill’s robotic surgery department is unparalleled in the United States.

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