Health Articles - Prostate Cancer & Robotic Surgery
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Groin pain and swelling could be a red flag for men and potentially indicate many different conditions...
Reasons for groin pain
Amid the constant controversy and headlines, truths about testosterone – and more specifically testosterone therapy – are hard to decipher...
More on Low T therapy
Researchers have developed a breakthrough therapy in the treatment of one of the world’s deadliest cancers: pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough
Growing up, we were always told that cereal is part of a balanced breakfast. Many of us still hold this belief ...
Is Cereal Dangerous?
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.
Read more about Dementia
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.
Read more about hypothryroidism
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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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
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.
More Tips for Flu Season
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
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
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.
More information on artificial sweeteners
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
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
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
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
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.
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".
‘Mohs surgery of the prostate’: the utility of in situ frozen section analysis during robotic prostatectomy
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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...
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
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
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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.