Dr. David Samadi Creating Awareness about Prostate Cancer

Part of being a urologist is creating awareness about urological diseases and the available treatment options, a role Dr. David Samadi has gracefully embraced. Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologist based at Lenox Hill Hospital.

As he is used to, Dr. Samadi recently shared his professional insights about prostate cancer and the use of surgery vis-à-vis radiation therapy to treat the disease. The article is available here. Dr. Samadi is of the view that surgery has proven to be more effective than radiation therapy at treating localized prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi’s stance is similar to that of Canadian researchers, who concluded that localized prostate cancer is best treated with surgery.

Radiation therapy does not only breed the development of secondary cancers but also elevate the chances of a patient succumbing to prostate cancer, according to Dr. Samadi. Secondary cancers are those of the bladder and the rectum, which occur as a result of intensive radiotherapy sessions. Regarding the increased chances of succumbing to prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi emphasizes that men treated with radiation therapy are up to two times likely to die from prostate cancer sooner than those whose prostates are surgically removed.

Owing to the complexity of prostate cancer surgery, Dr. Samadi stresses the need for a skilled urologistoncologist, who has successfully performed numerous surgeries. An experienced urologist is likely not to overlook critical issues that may lead to loss of urinary continence or sexual function.

Dr. Samadi

He is an experienced urologistoncologist, with over a decade focusing on prostate cancer, its diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Samadi has made immense contributions to the American health care industry, through research. He has published numerous papers in leading medical journals such as “Case Reports in Urology.”

Dr. Samadi’s training encompassed intense practice in open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He also well-versed in minimally invasive robotic surgery, laparoscopic, and laser-assisted surgeries, etc. While at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Samadi was the vice chair of the department of urology. In addition, he was in charge of robotics and minimally invasive surgery. Presently, he is in charge of urology and robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Samadi was in 2012 the highest paid doctor in New York. His rise to the top, however, was not smooth. Dr. Samadi moved from his native home, Iran, settling in two different countries before moving to the U.S. Nevertheless, Dr. Samadi has been successful in creating awareness about prostate cancer.

For details: www.huffingtonpost.com/author/dr-david-samadi