Following Mitt Romney’s decision to have surgery to treat his prostate cancer, Dr. David Samadi said that it was the best choice instead of radiation that worked well in saving his life. After a prostate cancer diagnosis, it is essential to look at the treatment methods well. For Mitt Romney and in most cases where doctors are able to localize cancer to the prostate. Patients who prefer surgery after localization have almost 100% rate of survival. Those who choose radiation over surgery have chances of developing secondary cancer and reduced live expectancy than those who underwent surgery.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) April 23, 2018
David works at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he serves as the chairperson of urology and chief of robotic surgery since 2013. He served in similar capacities at Mt. Sinai Medical School bringing his entire surgical team at Lenox Hill. He served previously as Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
Born in Iran, Dr. David Samadi is a Persian Jew who was affected by the 1979 Iranian Revolution moving to Brussels, Belgium and later London aged 15 years. He finished his high school education at Roslyn High School in New York before he took a step towards realizing his medical dream by joining Stony Brook School of Medicine graduating with honors in biochemistry that was on a full scholarship.
In the year 1994, Samadi earned his master’s from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine before undertaking postgraduate education at Montefiore Medical Center in Urology. By 1996, he had finished proctology training at both Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He went to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he earned an oncology fellowship in proctology in 2001 and later in 2002, he completed a fellowship in robotic radical prostatectomy from Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil being trained by Prof. Claude Abbou.
He is dedicated to early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer using his self-invented Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment (SMART). Using SMART surgery, he has a high-level robotic procedure, that spare nerves during robotic prostate surgery improving marriage life of prostate cancer surgery survivors. He is a urologic oncologist who is board certified specializing in diagnosis and treatment of urologic related illness, cancer of the bladder and kidney as well as prostate cancer.
Dr. David Samadi, MD, won the New York Magazine Best Doctor in 2009-2012 and 2015, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer 2009-2013, and America’s Top Doctors 2008-2012. He also won the American Cancer Society’s Community Partner Award in 2012, and the Patient’s Choice Award in 2008-2011 and 2013, among other honors and awards.
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