Why Patients Should Choose Lenox Hill Hospital for Robotic Surgery

   August 4, 2015   

NEW YORK, NY – (PR Newswire – August 4, 2015)

Robotic surgery is safe at Lenox Hill Hospital. Led by Chief of Robotic Surgery, Dr. David Samadi, patients should choose Lenox Hill for robotic prostate surgery because an experienced surgeon is performing the entire procedure.

Dr. David Samadi is a world renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon because of his surgical volume (6,000 cases to date), successful track record and training in open and laparoscopic prostate surgery. He performs the entire surgery using his SMART Surgery (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) in under 90 minutes, maintaining patient recovery in the hospital to 1-2 days.

Reports were released last week that exposed a concerning death and injury rate for robotic procedures. This is heavily dependent on the surgeon performing the surgery, rather than the device itself.

“In the hands of experienced surgeons, robotic surgery is not only safe, but gives tremendous benefits to the patients outcome and recovery. Inexperienced surgeons jumping behind the robot can cause serious complications and most likely where these concerning statistics came from,” stressed Dr. Samadi.

At Lenox Hill Hospital, the da Vinci Surgical System is used in many procedures including robotic prostate surgery. What sets the hospital apart from others is that Dr. Samadi performs the entire operation, from start to finish.

Robotic surgery has improved many otherwise difficult surgeries such as prostatectomy (removal of the prostate). The prostate gland is deep in the body; the tiny robotic instruments allow Dr. Samadi to lift the prostate from the deep pelvic floor. For men with prostate cancer who choose Lenox Hill, recovery is much easier and patients experience fewer side effects.

Renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, innovated the SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) specifically to avoid issues of incontinence after prostate cancer surgery. Employing the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, he uses his SMART Technique to remove the prostate, sparing important nerves for urinary control and sexual function.

“With prostate cancer specifically and the SMART Technique I designed using the robot, men suffer far less in recovery and experience improved urinary control and sexual function after the procedure. Why? Because the robot delivers the ability to avoid critical nerves for these functions as we remove the gland from the body,” said Dr. Samadi.

Robotic surgery gives far greater precision than open or laparoscopic technique, giving more control over cancer cure rate. The robot also gives 3x magnification and a better range of motion. If used properly by skilled surgeons like Dr. Samadi, robotic surgery is a major upgrade from open surgery.

“Every surgeon should be fully committed to their patient and the same surgeon should perform each case from start to finish. That is whats going on in our Prostate Cancer Center at Lenox Hill,” noted Dr. Samadi.

Dr. Samadi has performed over 6,000 robotic prostatectomies using his SMART Technique. 96% of patients who experienced normal continence prior to surgery regained full urinary control after surgery.

Other benefits of Dr. Samadi’s SMART Surgery Technique compared to other surgical techniques:

Minimal blood loss
Decreased risk of complications during and post-surgery
Length of surgery is significantly less
Accurate staging of the cancer

The following factors separate his patient’s outcome from others:

He is trained in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
He has performed over 6,000 robotic prostate surgeries (more than any other surgeon in New York City)
84% of men who undergo his surgery regain complete sexual function post-surgery
He performs the entire surgery
His SMART Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) for prostate cancer – Learn more about the Smart Surgery Technique

On top of a positive outcome and recovery, patients can also expect concierge service post-surgery, including staying on Dr. Samadi’s private floor in their own private suite at Lenox Hill Hospital, coupled with the best care and attention needed in the immediate time after surgery.

Patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and want to learn more about their treatment options can contact Dr. Samadi for a consultation at ProstateCancer911.com and by calling 212.365.5000.

ABOUT DR. DAVID SAMADI Dr. Samadi is a board certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is also part of the Fox News Medical A Team as a medical correspondent and the Chief Medical Correspondent for am970 in New York City. He has dedicated his distinguished career to the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and is considered one of the most prominent surgeons in his field. Learn more at prostatecancer911.com. Visit Dr. Samadi’s blog at SamadiMD.com. For more comprehensive information about prostate cancer, detecting prostate cancer, how to live with prostate cancer, and how to help support the fight against prostate cancer, please visit samadifoundation.org

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