Dr. David Samadi is SMART About Prostate Cancer

After leaving Iran at the age of 15, Dr. David Samadi is living the American dream. Despite having to leave the country and his parents behind so he and his younger brother could get an education that the war-torn country of Iran could not provide at the time. The two began their lives as immigrants in the country of Belgium before moving to England and eventually settling in the United States where Dr. David Samadi finished his high school and college education.

His academic success in the United States began in Roslyn, New York where as an honor roll student he became the class president. After graduating high school Dr. David Samadi earned a degree in biochemistry at Stony Brook University before earning his medical degree at the Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1994. From there he completed fellowships and additional training at Montefiore Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Quite possibly the most important part of his post-graduate education came at Henri Mondor Hospital in France where groundbreaking work involving robotics was taking place in concern to radical prostatectomies. His mentor at the hospital, Professor Claude Abbou, was the first in the world to perform a prostatectomy with the aid of the da Vinci robot that he had borrowed from the cardiology department at the hospital.

Throughout Dr. David Samadi’s career, he has performed thousands of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies, almost 8,000. His success rate as a surgeon that treats prostate cancer is almost unheard of and one of the best in the world with an 89% chance of his patients being completely free of prostate cancer after the operation. Dr. David Samadi even created his own technique for the surgery using the da Vinci robot that he learned on at the Henri Mondor Medical Center known as SMART, the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique. This technique is quite popular among his patients as it prevents many of the complications related to the surgery by preserving the nerves before the prostate is removed. The fear of complications is why many patients that have been diagnosed with prostate cancer choose to put it off, sometimes with devastating results. Recently, Dr. David Samadi was interviewed about his opinion on the results of Mitt Romney’s prostatectomy in 2017. He believes that his choice of surgery over radiation may have saved his life as the success rate is much higher.

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