Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. About 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. That is why an effective prostate cancer treatment comes as a necessity. There are various prostate cancer treatment options, but robotic prostatectomy is standing out as one of the most advanced medical procedures.
NY robotic expert, Dr. David Samadi, has performed more than 7.000 robotic prostatectomies, being one of the best robotic surgeons in America.
Dr. David Samadi’s experience as a robotic surgeon
In 2001, Dr. Samadi completed an oncology fellowship in proctology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York). Next year, he accomplished a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship at Henry Mondor Hospital Creteil in Paris. His extensive educational background, which includes important distinctions and recognitions, is the foundation of his future medical practice.
SMART SURGERY – ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT
In 2007, Dr. Samadi has successfully modified the classical robotic technique for prostate cancer cure. The most critical side-effects of prostatectomy are the damages on the sexual and urinary functions. However, Dr. Samadi has developed a new way of sparing nerves during robotic prostate surgery. Basically, he recreates the classic open anatomic RRP technique as closely as possible on the robotic platform. By means of this advanced surgery for prostate cancer, three vital goals are achieved:
- Total cancer removal
- Sexual potency
- Urinary continence
Treatment trifecta is an important characteristic of the SMART Surgery Technique.
Watch to prostate cancer patients talking about their experience:
Dr. David Samadi brings his SMART Surgery Technique to Israel
SMART Surgery is a technique that can render prostate cancer patients cancer-free, continent, and sexually potent. Dr. Samadi stated: “In my practice, 97% of my patients regain urinary control, and 85% regain sexual function. The robot helps me perform better in surgery with superior visual accuracy and bloodless field. With open surgery, you work blindly in a blood-filled pool and end up experiencing complications. With robotic surgery, it is more precise than open surgery, and nobody returns with complications”. Such an advanced procedure had to be put into practice in many hospitals over the world. Therefore, in 2010, Dr. Samadi performed his signature SMART Surgery Technique at Rambam Medical Center in Israel, as part of his groundbreaking weeklong educational trip. Dr. Samadi performed live robotic prostate surgery for urologists at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, northern Israel.
The first patient at Rambam to undergo this surgery with the newly acquired robot was a 72-year-old man from Haifa. He was also the first man in Israel to be operated on by Dr. Samadi. After the surgery, Dr. Samadi stated: “To be able to do this is a great privilege and we’re delighted to be here.”
Back in 2010, Dr. Samadi has dedicated his time to mentor the Israeli surgeons in his technique. In 2013, Dr. Samadi has established the biggest prostate cancer support group in Israel. Hundreds came to the lecture in Israel to hear him speak, spreading prostate cancer awareness, highlighting preventative measures and the importance of getting PSA screened.
Watch the video explaining how Dr. Samadi has performed Rambam Health Care Campus’s very first robotic prostatectomy using their newly acquired da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy machine.
But Israel is the only country where Dr. Samadi has made a pioneering in the field of robotic prostate surgeries. Learn more about the inauguration of the first Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS), pioneering robotic surgery in the Dominican Republic. While there, Dr. Samadi was honored for his humanitarian efforts in prostate cancer and performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Samadi’s will is that every prostate cancer patient would benefit from the best prostate cancer treatment available. In this regard, he will take every step to ensure that his knowledge and expertise would improve the lives of as many men as possible.