In 2017, Mitt Romney, the prominent politician, underwent one of the newest forms of prostate surgery. In March 2017, Romney was diagnosed with a large tumor on his prostate, something that many men of all ages fear. With prostate cancer, there are generally only two forms of treatment. If the tumor has not spread, the prostate can be operated on. However, this usually leaves several urological functions either damaged or completely destroyed. Another option is radiology, which tends to have a much lower success rate and is awful for the patient. However, thanks to doctors like Dr. David Samadi, there is now another option, which Mitt Romney wholeheartedly accepted. This final option is robotic surgery.
Mitt Romney is completely free of his cancer now, according to Dr. Samadi, but what is this new procedure? With the risks associated with any form of operation around that area of the body, getting free of cancer has the possibility of greatly changing a person’s life with the old form of surgery. With robotic surgery, much of the human error and judgment is taken out of the equation, and robots perform most of the tasks associated with the surgery. This leads to much lower blood loss, smaller incisions, and higher precision. All of this leads to a less invasive and more successful surgery.
Dr. David Samadi has been working on these surgeries for years. In fact, he has performed over 7,000 of these surgeries since he started, and he is known as the world leader in robotic urological surgery. Dr. Samadi’s general philosophy is that cancer patients are already inconvenienced enough by their illness, so they should not have to be subject to the old ways of getting rid of that illness too.
Dr. Samadi attended the State University of New York’s Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he graduated with his Master’s in 1994. The then attended Montefiore Medical Center, where he earned his MD in Urology. Samadi has had several trainings and fellowships at such places as the Henri Mondor Hospital in France, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. David Samadi is now the Chairmen of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He previously held the post as the Chief of Robotics Division in the Department of Urology at Mount Saini Hospital in New York. Dr. Samadi has translated his knowledge into several published articles and even has his own international lecture circuit.