Being a medical professional requires patience, compassion, and a true desire to help others. These are just a few of the reasons that Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, decided to go into the field of medicine. Born in Iran, he and his brother were forced out of their home at the tender age of 15 and sent to Belgium during the Iranian revolution. Determined to remain undefeated by the tragedy that had struck him and so many others, he set his sights on a career in medicine.
While observing a prostate cancer procedure, Dr. Samadi was determined to help individuals fight cancer. After graduating from Stony Brook School of Medicine, he began postgraduate training at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. To date, more than 7,000 prostate surgeries have been performed using the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment, or SMART method. When asked what inspired him to start his business, Dr. Samadi credited his desire to help others.His goal is to offer treatment options for prostate cancer that are less invasive than traditional surgical procedures.
When he heard that doctors in France had advanced to using laparoscopic methods for treatment of prostate cancer, he hopped on board. A major turning point in his career, Dr. Samadi began to shift his focus from conventional surgery to robotic procedures. Using a combination of his training in the field of oncology and robotic prostate surgery, Dr. Samadi developed his own methods for removal of cancerous prostates. Each surgery is performed by Dr. Samadi himself, and nearly all of his patients are cancer free. To ensure the success of his patients, Dr. Samadi remains thoroughly involved during the recovery process.
Patients who opt for SMART surgery generally experience shorter recovery times and fewer complications than traditional techniques. It doesn’t stop with treatment for Dr. Samadi. Reaching beyond the patient and into the family, he focuses on the overall wellbeing of them and their loved ones. Providing support and education for both the patient and their loved ones is an important part of the treatment and healing process, and is always at the top of Dr. Samadis priority list.
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