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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Dr. David Samadi and His Surgical Practice

Introduction

Dr. Samadi is a certified oncologist. He has expertise in robotic prostate surgery. He is the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Samadi’s Early Life

Dr. Samadi was born in 1964. He was raised in Iran, within a small Persian-Jewish community. After the 1979 Revolution, Samadi had to leave his home country in pursuit for a better life. Along with his younger brother, Samadi moved to London and subsequently immigrated to the United Staes in 1984. As a result of his father’s profession as a businessman, Samadi’s mother, father and younger sister were not allowed to leave Iran.

Dr. Samadi’s Education and Surgical Practice

Dr. Samadi studied biochemistry in the United States and subsequently enrolled at Stony Brook School of Medicine. In 1994, he graduated. He accomplished his postgraduate training at Monteflore Medical Center.

Dr. Samadi attended and completed a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He successfully finished his training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. With the assistance of Professor Claude Abbou,Samadi completed a prostatectomy fellowship in Paris, France. The fellowship took place at the Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in 2002. As a result of his continued success, Mt. Sinai Medical named SamadiVice Chair of the Department in 2010.

Samadi has completed 7,000 prostate surgeries and 800 laparoscopic surgeries. Early detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer, with minimally invasive surgeries, are his preferred methods of treating the disease. He is known as one of the top surgeons in his field. He specializes in urologic diseases, primarily kidney, bladder and prostate cancers. He is one of the few surgeons certified in the three main areas of oncology surgery.

The SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) is a system developed by Dr. Samdi in order to remove all prostate cancer cells, control urine and engage in sexual activity post-surgical operation. The procedure is minimally invasive.

Dr. Samadi’s Awards and Media Exposure

Dr. Samadi TV is a web show that broadcasts live every Sunday at 12:30 pm EST. Dr. Samdi has won many awards for his hard work and dedication. He has been credited “Best Urologist in New York” and “America’s Top Doctor For Cancer” multiple years in a row, since 2009. His compassion and genuine care for his patients has been widely noted and appreciated amongst many.

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