Health Articles - Prostate Cancer & Robotic Surgery

Dr. Samadi is committed to providing as much education as possible to people interested in learning about the cancers he treats and the state-of-the art procedures he uses. The more information patients and families have, the better informed they'll be and the more comfortable they'll feel making decisions about cancer treatments. He's published the following articles on his website so that people have easy access to excellent, reputable information.

How to prevent kidney stones

How to prevent kidney stones

Kidney stones are a relatively common occurrence, especially in the United States...

Kidney stone prevention

Groin Pain and Swelling in Men: What Could it Mean?

Groin Pain and Swelling in Men: What Could it Mean?

Groin pain and swelling could be a red flag for men and potentially indicate many different conditions...

Reasons for groin pain

New report says pregnant women should ‘avoid all tuna’

New report says pregnant women should ‘avoid all tuna’

Pregnant women should ‘avoid all tuna’ due to the dangers of being exposed to high levels of mercury...

What to avoid while pregnant

The facts about low testosterone therapy

The facts about low testosterone therapy

Amid the constant controversy and headlines, truths about testosterone – and more specifically testosterone therapy – are hard to decipher...

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New pancreatic cancer therapy labeled 'breakthrough'by FDA

New pancreatic cancer therapy labeled 'breakthrough'by FDA

Researchers have developed a breakthrough therapy in the treatment of one of the world’s deadliest cancers: pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

Is your child's breakfast cereal doing more harm than good?

Growing up, we were always told that cereal is part of a balanced breakfast.  Many of us still hold this belief ...

Is Cereal Dangerous?

What is Dementia?

What is Dementia?

While often incorrectly considered a disease, dementia actually refers to a group of symptoms which negatively affect memory and social abilities, resulting in an interference with daily functioning.  Primarily, problems with memory and impaired judgment or language are the two major areas affected by dementia.  However, numerous other causes and symptoms of dementia exist, which can make diagnosis and treatment difficult or even impossible.

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Hypothyroidism: Causes and Treatments

Hypothyroidism: Causes and Treatments

Hypothyroidism, as the prefix suggests, is commonly referred to as underactive thyroid and is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. It is much more common in women than men; approximately one in every eight women will develop a thyroid condition in her lifetime. It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid condition and up to 60% of those with the condition are unaware.  

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New Hope for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer?

New Hope for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is the #4 leading cancer in the country. This disease can be treated; however, it’s not effective. The reason being is 80% of the time it’s found too late with the cancer s

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Are African-American Men More Likely to Have Prostate Cancer?

Are African-American Men More Likely to Have Prostate Cancer?

Should we consider race when thinking about prostate cancer? According to robotic prostate surgeon David B. Samadi, MD, the answer is yes. The American Cancer Society reports that prostate cancer has a higher occurrence in African-American men than in any other race. Adding to this, prostate cancer in African-American men is frequently diagnosed in its later, more advanced stages.

Prostate Cancer & African Americans

Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Every year we are faced with the question, “How to Beat the Flu Season”. The importance of influenza vaccinations, being that we are on the verge of flu season – vaccinations are the best way to prevent infection with this virus.

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Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis

Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis

Whether or not you can believe it, cold and flu season are already in full swing; cold season typically peaks in January, while flu season not until February. This year, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that this is the earliest start to flu season since 2003. Other medical websites mapping cold and flu activity are showing moderate to severe activity in most states.

Learn the Symptoms of Bronchitis

Holiday Tips with Unexpected Foods to Help You Lose Weight

Holiday Tips with Unexpected Foods to Help You Lose Weight

With the holidays in motion, it’s no secret that losing weight will be easy; in fact, it can be downright frustrating. Contrary to popular belief, weight loss is not just about exercising furiously or eating a diet of solely fruits and vegetables. Whether it’s because they speed up your metabolism or because they keep you feeling full, there are some foods that can help you lose weight, despite not being considered “healthy.”

Weight Loss Tips

Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe

Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe

Despite intense scrutiny of artificial sweeteners for years, the product continues to be popular with dieters, diabetics and many just looking for a sweet fix. Even in the face of declining soda sales, the market share of diet soda continues to expand, with the second most popular soda being a diet variety.

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2014 Cheers to a Healthier You; Dr. Samadi’s Prescription for Health

2014 Cheers to a Healthier You; Dr. Samadi’s Prescription for Health

Obesity is a growing global epidemic, representing a serious public health problem. In the United States over one third of people are obese and therefore at an increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, just to name a few. Not only negatively impacting ones personal health, obesity represents a major economic burden, with estimates of obesity related costs exceeding 110 billion dollars annually.

Healthy New Year's Resolutions

דוקטור דיוויד

דוקטור דיוויד

נובמבר הוא חודש המודעות לסרטן הערמונית ולבריאות הגבר וד"ר דיוויד סמאדי, שגדל באיראן ורכש את השכלתו הרפואית בארה"ב בתמיכת הקהילה היהודית יוצאת איראן, יודע דבר או שניים על הטיפול בסרטן הערמונית. ליתר דיוק, הוא אחד המנתחים המובילים בעולם בתחומו ויכול להתגאות בכך שהציל את חייהם של אלפי אנשים שלקו במחלה מרק בלינדר פורסם: 11.11.1

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SNY host Brian Custer survived prostate cancer

SNY’s Custer back after cancer threatened life

SNY host Brian Custer will never take his life for granted after surviving prostate cancer this year. It was in June that the 42-year-old Custer had undergone a routine physical, which led to the diagnosis three weeks later. He eats well, trains in martial arts five times a week and is the model of healthy choices. But a standard prostate exam — he had skipped the exam the year before — led his doctor to see some irregularities.

Surviving Prostate Cancer

North Week

Surviving Cancer to Sail Again

As I began to feel better after my surgery I was searching for a way to say thank you to my doctor David Samadi. I had already promised to take him sailing, and came up with the idea of a setting a sponsor spinnaker when he came out. Working with Whitney Gladstone at North Graphics and with the Dr.’s web designer, we came up with a bold design and Whitney made it happen.

Life After Prostate Cancer

Prostatectomía robótica, una opción efectiva para tratar cáncer de próstata y de ganglios

Prostatectomía robótica, una opción efectiva para tratar cáncer de próstata y de ganglios

Desde 2002, los pacientes con cáncer de próstata cuentan con una opción efectiva para tratar esta enfermedad. Se trata de la Cirugía Robótica Asistida, también conocida como Prostatectomía Laparoscópica, un método desarrollado por el doctor David Samadi, usando el robot Da Vinci, que sirve para realizar cirugías con la mínima invasión radical, es decir, evitan los grandes cortes con bisturí de las cirugías tradicionales.

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למרות שהוא חסיד של השיטה הרובוטית, טוען סמא

למרות שהוא חסיד של השיטה הרובוטית, טוען סמא

כשד"ר דיוויד ב. סמאדי מדבר על ניתוחי ערמונית, עולם הדימויים שלו ממש לא מתכתב עם הזירה הרפואית: "זה כמו הקומנדו הישראלי שרו־ צה ללכוד את הטרוריסט המסוכן בלי שהוא יבין בכלל מה הולך איתו". או: "זה כמו ב'משימה בלתי אפשרית' כשטום קרוז מנסה לפרוץ לבנק. אתה מנסה לעבור בשיא השקט דרך כל מחסומי הלייזר והאזעקות, ולהגיע לכספת".

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Mohs surgery of the prostate

Mohs surgery of the prostate

‘Mohs surgery of the prostate’: the utility of in situ frozen section analysis during robotic prostatectomy

Prostate Surgery

The Father's Day gift that keeps on giving

The Father's Day gift that keeps on giving

Without further ado, here's a Booster Shots tribute to dads and their families, courtesy of Dr. Marc Siegel, a practicing internist who writes the Unreal World column for the Health section, and Dr. David Samadi, a practicing urologist and the chief of robotics at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Prostate Cancer Screening

High BMI Should Not Exclude Patients From Robotic Prostatectomy

High BMI Should Not Exclude Patients From Robotic Prostatectomy

BARCELONA — Prostate cancer patients who are otherwise candidates for a robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) should not be denied the procedure because of a high body mass index (BMI), researchers reported here at the European Association of Urology 25th Annual Congress. The advice comes from a team at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Robotic Prostatectomy for Obese

Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Be Best Option

Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Be Best Option

Men with seemingly low-risk prostate cancer who are considered candidates for an active surveillance strategy might want to consider robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) instead, a team from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City reported here at the European Association of Urology 25th Annual Congress.

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

RALP May Be Better than Active Surveillance

RALP May Be Better than Active Surveillance

BARCELONA—Prostate cancer patients who are eligible for active surveillance may actually benefit from robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP), according to data announced at the 25th Anniversary European Association of Urology Congress.

Should You Have Robotic Surgery?

Technology, Head and Heart

Technology, Head and Heart

The first encounter about Dr. Samadi came by chance a day before the interview at his office at 625 Madison Ave., during the final stretch of the train trip from Newark to Manhattan.  The afternoon was grey and the landscape looking out the train windows was one of decay, leaving behind twisted fences, abandoned hangars in the midst of puddles of rain and rusty bridges.

Having Robotic Surgery

Técnica, cerebro y corazón

Técnica, cerebro y corazón

El primer encuentro con el doctor David Samadi surge por casualidad un día antes de la entrevista en su oficina del número 625 de la avenida de Madison, al final de un trayecto de tren desde Newark hasta Manhattan. Es una tarde gris y con un paisaje decadente, que deja atrás vallas retorcidas, hangares abandonados en medio de charcos de lluvia y puentes roñosos. Entablo una conversación formal con una pareja de ancianos neoyorquinos.

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The Humanity Behind Robotics

The Humanity Behind Robotics

In popular culture, robots are often portrayed as inhuman: precise, tireless - and cold. Does this mean robot-assisted surgeries lack a human touch? Not at all, according to Dr. David Samadi. In fact, the robot is an extension of the surgeon - and the surgery is all about being human.

Robotic Surgery

Injecting Value Into Medical Decisions

Injecting Value Into Medical Decisions

In Debate on Reform, Many Say Quality Should Trump Quantity, But What’s Best Isn’t Always Clear. It’s widely estimated that 30% of U.S. health-care spending—some $700 billion a year—is spent on tests, treatments and procedures that provide no value. But one man’s waste may be another’s life-saving treatment.

Considering the Cost of Healthcare

Organ-confined prostate cancer

Organ-confined prostate cancer and the emergence of robotic prostatectomy.

Prostate cancer is the fourth most common neoplasm worldwide, and the most common visceral neoplasm in the United States. With the advent of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the late 1980s and increasing awareness of men’s health issues, prostate cancer is a primary concern in the minds of many aging males.

Robotic Prostatectomy and Cancer

Prostatectomy - prostate removal surgery

Prostatectomy - Prostate Removal Surgery

The volume of robotic procedures has increased dramatically since 2002, when laparoscopic surgeries outnumbered robotic.

What to Know About Prostatectomy

Mount Sinai Medical Center - robotic prostatectomy

Mount Sinai To Move Into $1B Campaign's Public Phase

According to hospital leaders, the campaign is a signal that the Upper East Side hospital — which five years ago was hemorrhaging millions of dollars each year — has not only rebounded from its financial troubles, but is pressing forward with the next phase of its strategic plan.

Mount Sinai Hospital News

Robotic prostatectomy - David B. Samadi MD

Prostate Cancer And Your Man: What You Need To Know

As we come to the close of September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, wowOwow sits down to talk with the internationally noted urology surgeon David B. Samadi, Chief, Division of Robotics and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Prostate Cancer Information

Robotic prostate surgery

Robotics in Medical Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical System, ZEUS Robotic Surgical System and AESOP Robotic System are the top three electronic applications of robotics in the field of medical surgery globally.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic prostatectomy

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic prostatectomy, also known as Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy, is an alternative prostate surgical procedure. This state-of-the-art, revolutionary, and advanced surgical procedure profoundly decreases pain, blood loss, recovery time, and the unwanted side effects...

Robotic Prostatectomy

Treatment for bladder cancer

Treatment for Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer ranks fifth among the top ten cancers that affect males. It is considered one of the most common malignant cancers and the tenth leading cause of cancer death. It manifests as a tumor of the bladder.

Bladder Cancer Treatment

Diagnosing prostate cancer

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small gland as big as a walnut that’s part of a man’s reproductive system. It is located in front of the rectum and under the bladder. It encircles the urethra. It helps make semen - the milky fluid that carries sperm from the testicles through the penis when a man ejaculates.

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer prevention

Preventive Measures for your Prostate

Caring for the prostate should not begin when you have an enlarged prostate, but when it’s normal and healthy. Today many researchers are looking for non-invasive ways to control the enlargement of the prostate so that it does not develop into prostate cancer later on.

Prostate Cancer Prevention


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* The benefits of robotic surgery cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. Previous surgical results do not guarantee future outcomes.
Testimonials
Dedicated to all women whose husbands have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Dr. Aharon Manes, senior Urologist, surgeon from “Hasharon” hospital in Petah Tiqwa, Israel, my doctor, a professional, attentive, patient physician, had sent me to have a blood exam on 1/9/2010, to establish my PSA level. The PSA result was 19.5.

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Bob B. New Milford, USA

Thanks to Dr. David Samadi and the staff at Mt. Sinai Hospital for giving me my life back.

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G. A., New York, USA

"Just yesterday I got the results of my one month post surgery blood test, the PSA level is less than 0.1, thank you Dr. Samadi!"

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Louis S., USA

The operation went like clockwork and was successful. My stay at Mt. Sinai for a little over 24 hours went just as Dr. Samadi had explained at our first consultation .There were no surprises or unexpected incidents. The staff at Mt. Sinai were great. My post operative recovery is progressing well...

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