Obesity and Prostate Cancer
Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss a new study that links obesity to a higher risk of prostate cancer. The primary risks of prostate cancer are age, and family history but a recent study that looked at over 6,000 patients found that weight can increase the risk by 57%. This information is incredibly useful because weight is something we can control so take steps to exercise and eat right to reduce your risk today.
Defending Robotic Prostate Surgery : The Truth Behind the Controversy
The FDA has launched an investigation into the Da Vinci surgical system amid growing concerns over the rising rates of robotic surgery complications. Dr. David Samadi leading robotic prostate surgeon joins the Fox News team to defend the robot. Having performed over 4,500 successful robotic prostate surgeries, Dr Samadi feels the real concern should be the lack of experienced surgeons who are using the robotic platform. Dr. David B. Samadi is Vice Chairman for the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
FDA Concerned About Robotic Surgery
Dr David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon and Chief of Robotics at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York appears on Fox 5 to discuss concerns from the FDA over the Da Vinci Surgical System. Dr Samadi has performed over 4,500 successful surgeries using the Da Vinci Surgical System and believes the only concern patients should have is the experience of their surgeon.
Amazing New Cancer Treatment
Dr Samadi shares his thoughts on a new miracle drug discovered in the ongoing fight against cancer. CD47 is a hormone secreted by cancer cells that allows them to move through the body without being attacked by our immune system. A new drug prevents this secretion and gives our immune system the chance to fight back. While no human trials have been done, successful trials in mice look extremely promising.
New Genetic Markers Discovered For Cancer Risk
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about new research that has cracked the genetic code of cancer. A new test now in clinical trials has provided more accurate genetic markers that will allow doctors to gauge the risk and severity of cancer in patients.
Developing New Cancer Medications
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about recent advances in drug design and development. With the success of the human genome project our understanding of the human body is better than ever allowing drug makers to more accurately design new medication.
The Rise of Robotic Assisted Surgery
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon, appears on Fox Business News to discuss the use of robotics in the ever evolving practice of medicine...
Mutated Gene Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer
Dr. Samadi sites a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine regarding a gene mutation that increases the patient's chances of developing prostate cancer. The test for the gene is simple and can be used to effectively identify whether a relative of someone diagnosed with prostate cancer may also be at risk. According to Samadi, such a test could be given to someone in their thirties who has older relatives with prostate cancer and the results could be used to to identify whether they were at risk.
Diagnosing Bladder Cancer
Dr. David Samadi discusses bladder cancer risks and diagnosing bladder cancer. Symptoms of bladder cancer include painless blood in urine and frequent urination. Microscopic blood can also be detected through urinalysis.
The Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments
Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the implications of a new study that suggest prostate cancer is being over-treated...
Robotic Assisted Surgery offers New Options
Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about the recent advances in robotic surgery and how they benefit women in particular. Being a world renowned robotic surgeon Dr. Samadi shares his insight and experience into robotic assisted surgeries, their benefits and potential future applications.
Cancer Deaths Down 20% Nationwide
Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss cancer trends across the US. A new report released by the CA Cancer Journal has found that cancer deaths are down 20% nationwide. Advances in screening and healthier quality of life are behind this improved statistic.
Multivitamins Found to Have Cancer Fighting Properties
Dr. David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss a new study that's shed light on the benefits of multivitamins. Research indicates that taking a daily multivitamin can lower ones risk of cancer by 8% for men and women over 50 years of age.
Medical History Matters
Dr Samadi, world renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon, appears on Fox News to talk about the importance of communication with your Doctor. He stresses the value of a patients medical history and how knowing one's family medical history can be extremely helpful when diagnosing and treating a patient.
Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon Dr. David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer...
Prostate Cancer & Early Detection
September is prostate cancer awareness month. Dr David Samadi appears as a guest expert on this Fox News cancer special exploring the practice of PSA testing and the importance of early detection in prostate cancer treatment.
Understanding Prostate and Ovarian Cancer
Dr. David Samadi appears as a guest expert on Fox News to discuss the importance of the PSA in the early detection of prostate cancer.
Cancer Sceening Effectiveness
Dr. Samadi presents his case for PSA screening in the face of questions about cancer screening effectiveness.
A New Push for PSA Testing
Dr. Samadi appears on Fox Sunday House Call and discusses the new evidence supporting the value of PSA testing.
Watchful Waiting the Wait and See Approach to Prostate Cancer
Dr. David Samadi appears on News Max Health to discuss the wait and see approach and what it means for those suffering from prostate cancer.
Understanding the PSA - Behind the Controversy
Dr. David Samadi appears on News Max Health to discuss the controversial PSA test and how results should be best handled.
BREAKING NEWS - BPH: The Other Prostate Problem
Dr. David Samadi, top robotic prostatectomy SMART surgeon, knows a thing or two about prostates. In fact, he's successfully removed more than 4,000 of them from men with prostate cancer. But cancer isn't the only prostate problem out there....
Surgeons at the Forefront (Part 1)
Dr. David Samadi appears at the Times Center for "Surgeons at the Forefront" talking about his revolutionary SMART robotic prostate surgery.
PSA Testing Stands Strong
Dr. Samadi shares his PSA recommendation on Newsmax.TV, discussing the heavily debated issue of annual prostate cancer screening. He explains the PSA test measures prostate-specific antigen levels and is not a definitive prostate cancer test.
Prostate Cancer Savior - SMART Robotic Surgery
Dr. Samadi discusses his SMART Robotic Surgery treatment and the benefits over open prostate surgery.
Testosterone Levels and Prostate Cancer
Dr. Samadi talks about a new observational study that explores the relationship between testosterone levels and prostate cancer.
The Benefits of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery - Explained by Dr. Samadi
Dr. David Samadi, a leading prostate cancer specialist and robotic surgeon, discusses the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery on Fox 5 News. Robotic surgery is becoming more common as a treatment method for prostate cancer due to the benefits it potentially has over traditional open and laparoscopic surgical methods. These advantages include less blood loss during surgery with no need for a blood transfusion, smaller incisions that heal quickly lowering the risk of infection, high rates of the return of sexual potency after surgery, and very high rates for regaining continence after surgery.
Dr. Samadi Discusses Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery on Good Day New York
Dr. David Samadi discusses the benefits of robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery on Good Day New York. Also referred to as a robotic prostatectomy, the surgery treats prostate cancer by removing the prostate from the patient's body.
Fast-Track For Cancer Drugs
Fox 5 Medical A-Team member and prostate cancer expert, discusses newly announced federal guidelines designed to fast-track the approval of new cancer drug therapies, including the treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
BREAKING NEWS - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
It's prostate cancer awareness month, learn the facts about Prostate Cancer recovery and treatment straight from Dr. David Samadi.
Prostate Cancer Surgery vs. Prostate Cancer Radiation
Dr. Samadi highlights the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery over radiation for prostate cancer. A study from Memorial Sloan Kettering showed a 65 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer metastasis after surgery compared to radiation.
Why Choose Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery?
Top robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, breaks down the most important reasons to choose robotic surgery for prostate cancer. He explains that removing the prostate through robotic prostatectomy involves the complete removal of all prostatic tissue and lymph nodes.
Sleep Aid Concerns
Top prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the prevalence of sleep aids and prescriptions such as Ambien.
Dr. Samadi Stresses the Value of PSA Testing for Father's Day
Prostate cancer treatment expert Dr. David Samadi gives men the gift of knowledge this Father's Day as he provides information about the importance of PSA testing and prostate cancer screening.
Shocking New Prostate Study
The nation’s top prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, comments on newly released data regarding prostate surgery outcomes. The study from Canada indicates that men who underwent prostate surgery in the past could be at risk for a follow continence procedure.
Sex After Prostate Cancer - A Candid Look
When it comes to prostate cancer a leading concern of patients is post operative sexual performance. Dr. Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, gives patients important information on what to expect post SMART surgery when it comes to intimacy with their partners, addressing common misconceptions and concerns in this informative video.
Should Men Receive PSA Testing to Screen For Prostate Cancer?
A federal panel has established new guidelines regarding prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for healthy men of all ages. Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert; robotic prostatectomy surgeon; and PSA screening advocate, provides his opinion on this controversial new decision.
BREAKING NEWS - PSA Tests Save Lives
The PSA test is back on top this week, thanks to newly published University of Rochester Medical Center research supporting its life-saving benefits to men of all ages.
BREAKING PROSTATE CANCER NEWS - Is The Cost Of Robotic Surgery Justified?
Robotic prostate surgery is often favored as the next big thing in prostate cancer treatment, but its value is repeatedly called into question. Do the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery outweigh the expense...
PROSTATE CANCER BREAKING NEWS - Sex After Prostate Surgery
A patient, a surgeon, and a robot walk into the operating room -- but it's no joke. With prostate cancer as the punch line, preserving erectile function and enjoying sex after prostatectomy surgery is no laughing matter.
Prostate Cancer - Anatomy of the Prostate Gland Prostate Cancer - Anatomy of the Prostate Gland
Dr. David Samadi takes a humorous approach to detailing the intricacy of prostate cancer surgery and difficult nature of reaching and safely removing the prostate.
He explains that the prostate gland, a walnut-size organ, is located just above the rectum and is attached to both the bladder and the urethra. Additionally, the prostate is completely surrounded by tiny, sensitive nerves that control sexual function.
Prostate Cancer Statistics
Leading prostate cancer specialist, Dr. David Samadi, shares facts about prostate cancer today and in the future. In the United States, one in six men are affected by prostate cancer. Those numbers translate to 230,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Sadly, 30,000 of those men will die from prostate cancer each year.
Prostate Cancer PSA Test Saves Lives
Dr. David Samadi highlights the importance of the PSA screening test and digital rectal exam (DRE) for prostate cancer. Many patients are symptom-free when diagnosed with prostate cancer. One of Dr. Samadi's patients and his wife speak about the life-saving benefits of the PSA test.
Robotic Prostate Surgery SMART Technique
Dr. David Samadi, demonstrates his own SMART technique for robotic surgery. The Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART) in an innovative approach to removal of the cancerous prostate.
During surgery, Dr. Samadi does not open the side of the prostate and he does not suture the dorsal vein complex. As a result, the risk of damage to the nerves, tissue, and sphincter is greatly reduced. There is no incision during robotic prostatectomy, only six very small instrument holes.
Obamacare Ruling – Part 1
Dr. David Samadi, joins a panel of medical professionals on Fox News to discuss the new Supreme Court healthcare ruling.
Robotic Prostate Surgery Details
Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Dr. David Samadi gives a glimpse into one man's choice to have robotic prostatectomy surgery following his early prostate cancer diagnosis.
Robotic prostate removal surgery is the only procedure that gives complete information about how much prostate cancer is present, what the margins are, and the status of the lymph nodes and seminal vesicles. Seed radiation, beam radiation, HIFU, and cryogenics do not provide these details about prostate cancer.
Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer - Samadi Trifecta
Patients recovering from prostate cancer deserve the quality of life trifecta, says Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer expert. Robotic prostatectomy surgery delivers on the three most important prostate cancer recovery factors: 1) prostate cancer free, 2) urinary continence, and 3) active sex life.
Prostate Surgery 3-in-1 Expertise at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, outlines the benefits of having prostate removal surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. He explains that he and his surgical team have the expertise of open prostate surgery, French-trained laparoscopic prostatectomy surgery, and robotic prostatectomy in one.
Obamacare Ruling – Part 2
Additional footage of the Fox News panel of nine doctors commenting on the new Supreme Court healthcare ruling regarding mandatory health insurance in the U.S. features comments from leading prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi.
Study Shows Possible Connection Between Circumcision and Prostate Cancer Prevention
Prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi discusses a new observational study that shows that men who are circumcised at an early age may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer later in life than those who are not.
Breaking News Links Heart Disease and Prostate Cancer
A New prostate cancer study from Duke Cancer Institute found a significant increase in prostate cancer risk among men with heart disease. The study, originally designed to test the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) drug Avodart for the prevention of prostate cancer, found a prostate cancer risk increase of 24% after two years with coronary artery disease. A staggering 74% increased risk was found after four years of heart disease in men.
PROSTATE CANCER NEWS - The Future of Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
Internationally recognized Mount Sinai robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, continues to "walk the talk" with his quarterly patient newsletter. The latest issue takes a frank look at the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and the changing face of prostate cancer screening and prostate cancer treatment.
PROSTATE CANCER NEWS - Prostate Surgery Takes a Team
Dr. Samadi promotes the benefits of a team when it comes to medical expertise.
Surgeons at the Forefront (Part 2)
Part 2, Dr. David Samadi appears at the Times Center for "Surgeons at the Forefront" talking about his revolutionary SMART robotic prostate surgery and answering questions.
Prostate Cancer Surgery -- Expertise in Robotic Oncology
Leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, comments on study from Duke University regarding the comparison of surgical outcomes from robotic prostatectomy surgery and traditional, open surgery. Dr. Samadi points out that the study involved few patients at an institution with lower surgical volume and unknown levels of surgeon expertise.
Cardiovascular Risks Linked to Androgen Suppression Therapy
Dr. Samadi explains that since testosterone is the fuel that drives prostate cancer, the key to treating it in the advanced stages where surgery is no longer feasible, is to use hormone therapy to cut the production of testosterone. He goes on to mention a new study coming out of Sweden in which 30,000 men were administered such treatments and results showed that over 40% of them went on to suffer either a heart attack or a stroke. Samadi also added that low insulin and diabetes were among other cardiovascular conditions found to be elevated in such cases.
The PSA Test Must Go On
Dr. Samadi, leading prostate cancer surgeon, continues to stress the importance and efficacy of prostate cancer PSA screening. Despite government health panel recommendations to the contrary, Dr. Samadi urges men to continue with annual PSA tests and discuss the results with their doctors, in conjunction with risk factor analyses.
Cancer Death Rate Drops Annually in U.S.
Leading prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, shares good news about fight against cancer. While 1 in 4 American deaths are attributed to some form of cancer, cancer death rates are beginning to drop at a promising rate of 1.8% per year for men and 1.6% per year for women.
Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery – Academic Hospitals Best Choice
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, joins Dr. Marc Siegel to discuss new research supporting the benefits of undergoing robotic prostate cancer surgery at teaching hospitals. Data reviewed indicates fewer complications, less blood loss and better outcomes than non-academic hospitals.
Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Disease
Robotic prostatectomy expert, Dr. David Samadi discusses the concerning link between prostate cancer hormone therapy and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease. Stressing the importance of early diagnosis through PSA screening, Dr. Samadi explains that radiation and androgen deprivation therapy are used to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer. By lowering testosterone levels hormone therapy can delay the progressions of prostate cancer. However, reduced testosterone levels are linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other serious medical issues.
2012 Prostate Cancer Focus: PSA Screening and Improved Surgical Outcomes
Dr. Samadi, leading prostate cancer surgeon, continues to stress the importance and efficacy of prostate cancer PSA screening. Despite government health panel recommendations to the contrary, Dr. Samadi urges men to continue with annual PSA tests and discuss the results with their doctors, in conjunction with risk factor analyses. While not all elevated PSA levels indicate prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi believes the testing is invaluable in diagnosing prostate cancer. Acknowledging concerns over urinary and sexual function risks of surgery, he believes the medical community must concentrate efforts on improving surgical outcomes by bettering surgeon expertise.
Estrogen from Birth Control Pills Causing Prostate Cancer?
Robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, explains news about the potential and somewhat confusing link between birth control pills and prostate cancer. An observational study conducted by the British Medical Journal in Toronto found an increased incidence of deadly prostate cancer in countries where a significantly large number of women are taking oral contraception for long periods of time.
Cardiac and Prostate Cancer Surgery: Experience Make Best Doctor
Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, sits down with Dr. Marc Siegel for discussion on the role of surgeon expertise in treating prostate cancer and cardiac disease. Their conversation includes mention of former President Bill Clinton’s cardiac surgery in 2010 and the fact that cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death in the United States.
PSA Testing: Be Your Own Prostate Advocate
In further discussion about the controversial PSA test government guidelines, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi reminds of the importance of personalized care in reviewing PSA levels. He encourages men to self-advocate by choosing a prostate specialist to monitor their PSA level changes from year to year. Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of establishing an early PSA baseline and then entrusting your prostate care to an expert, particularly following a prostate cancer diagnosis. Early detection and early treatment saves lives.
PSA Test and Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment
Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer specialist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, discusses prostate cancer key facts. He stresses the PSA test importance and the evaluation of test results by an experienced PSA expert to monitor PSA level trends and PSA velocity. Regarding alternative prostate cancer treatments, Dr. Samadi cautions against too much reliance on diet and supplements, but encourages men to maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and consume foods with antioxidants such as lycopene.
PSA Test Saves Lives
The controversial new recommendation against PSA screenings from a Department of Health task force has doctors speaking out. PSA testing has decreased prostate cancer mortality rates over the past 10-15 years, according to Dr. David Samadi, New York prostate cancer specialist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. A colleague at nearby St. Luke’s-Roosevelt concurs – though the test is not perfect it is the best line of defense against prostate cancer.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, uses Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to share reminders about early screening and treatment options. Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of a PSA level baseline test at age 40, with annual follow-ups at age 45. For those men who are high-risk - African Americans, older men, and those with a family history - annual screening should begin earlier.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Success Story - An Unusual Promise
Robotic prostatectomy expert, Dr. David Samadi, strikes an unusual deal with 1984 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, Steve Benjamin. Two years ago, Benjamin was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a patient of Dr. Samadi's, he gave the doctor a chance to become a competitive sailor - in exchange for a cure. "He wants to win, I have to win for my patients - that's their cure and their quality of life," said Dr. Samadi.
An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 1
Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro shares his experience with the surgeon who saved his life, Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 2
“Dr. Samadi was the clear cut choice for me, not only because of proximity but because of his experience, residencies and fellowships,” said Lazzaro. He appreciated the fact that Samadi could perform open/traditional, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and that Samadi handles all of his operations himself from beginning to end.
An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 3
“I want men to know that prevention is stronger than a cure,” said Lazzaro. “It’s better to be proactive, find it earlier, and if you are a candidate, to get it removed.” Being proactive is key, said Lazzaro, and so is being informed and surrounding yourself with talented, positive people like Dr. Samadi and his staff at Mt. Sinai. That, says Lazzaro, “is the recipe for a quality of life after prostate cancer.”
Prostate Cancer/Mt. Sinai Medical Center New York
Dr. Samadi and Curtis Sliwa discuss Curtis' prostate cancer diagnosis, the non-surgical treatments that he attempted, and his eventual decision to undergo a robotic prostatectomy by Dr. Samadi at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Samadi is interviewed on Fox & Friends
Dr. Samadi discusses the recent prostate cancer diagnoses of prominent politicians in the news. He also briefly discussed healthcare reform and reminded the audience it is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, advising men to get regular screenings.
Knowledge is Power
Dr. David B. Samadi, Chief of Robotics at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the importance of prostate awareness and the different types of prostate cancer treatments available to patients including robotic surgery.
Prostate Cancer Screening News
Dr. David Samadi stresses the importance of prostate cancer screening, stating that men over 50 years of age should get a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test on an annual basis. Men with high risk factors for prostate cancer are advised to begin annual screening at the age of 40.
Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel, Dr. David Samadi at Rambam Hospital
Dr. David Samadi speaks at Rambam Health Care Campus' second annual Rambam Summit.
Dr. David Samadi is featured on Fox News --The Robot Is In
Dr. Samadi is featured on Fox and Friends to discuss robotic prostate surgery, prostate cancer screening tests, and new prostate cancer vaccine.
Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel - Dr. David Samadi Presenting at Rambam Hospital
Rambam Health Care Campus has joined the elite group of world-class hospitals performing operations by means of the da Vinci surgical robot. Rambam's surgeons watched live video of the groundbreaking operation performed by Dr. David Samadi, a world leader in robotic radical prostatectomy surgery.
Dr. David Samadi is featured in Wall Street Journal - animated demonstration of Dr. Samadi's robotic prostatectomy
In prostate surgery using the da Vinci robotic surgery system, the surgeon sites at a counsel about 6 feet from the patient and manipulates mechanical arms. Watch the video for animated demonstration of Dr. Samadi's robotic prostatectomy.
Less Traumatic Prostate Cancer Treatments Gaining Popularity
CBS 2 talks to the leader in the field of robotic surgery about a revolutionary new prostate cancer treatment. Prostate Cancer is now one of the most common cancer in American men. Men facing prostate surgery usually have a traditional operation, which involves large incisions and a long recovery time. New, less traumatic alternative for treating and removing prostate is available...
Healthcare Reform, Scientific Freedom, and Robotic Prostate Surgery
Drs. David Samadi and Mark Siegel discuss new healthcare reform policies being considered by the Obama administration and the implications for many medical procedures that are provided to people and paid for by government programs. For example, robotic prostate surgery, a procedure that is performed by highly skilled surgeons, like Dr. Samadi, will be reviewed by an independent Medicare Advisory Board that will consider if the procedure is necessary or unnecessary based on the review of general treatment outcome data and overall costs. It's unclear if the Board will consider the performance of individual surgeons and health care providers in its decision to pay for robotic prostate cancer surgeries in the future.
Prostate Cancer Risk May Be Reduced By Drinking Coffee Regularly According To Harvard Study
Man who drink coffee regularly can lower their risk of prostate cancer. The Harvard study found that the highest coffee drinkers had about 20% lower risk of regular cancer and a 60% of the deadliest form of the disease.
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Prostate Cancer - The Survival Benefits of Robotic Surgery Over Watchful Waiting
Over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study showing the long-term benefits of two different common methods of prostate cancer treatment, watchful waiting and surgical prostate removal (most commonly done now through a procedure called a robotic prostatectomy).
Dr. Samadi discusses prostate cancer cure and great quality of life after da Vinci robotic surgery, during a Fox News Interview.
Along with survival, the quality of care and quality of life are equally important for men, who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. We are now able to provide cancer cure, quality of care, and quality of life, which includes sexual function and continence, using da Vinci robotic surgery.
Dr. Samadi Discusses Erectile Dysfunction Prevention and Treatment, Including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, on Good Day New York
Dr. David Samadi discusses erectile dysfunction (ED), treatment methods, and the condition's link to cardiovascular disease on Fox 5's Good Day New York.
Dr. Samadi Discusses Operating on Curtis Sliwa, Radio Host and Founder of the Guardian Angels
Dr. Samadi discusses today's operation to be performed on Curtis Sliwa, radio host on WNYM (970 AM) and founder of the Guardian Angels.
Dr. David Samadi Appears on Greek Television
Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chair of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, is featured in a Greek-language TV advertisement demonstrating a robotic prostatectomy surgery.
New Study On Prostate Cancer Screening Effectiveness
Dr. Samadi discusses his thoughts on a new study in the British Medical Journal that states that there is no benefit to prostate cancer screening.
Dr. David Samadi Interview - Dominican Republic
El Dr. Samadi habla sobre el tratamiento de cáncer de próstata y la cirugía robótica en la Republica Dominicana
El doctor Samadi habla sobre los diferentes avances médicos y tecnológicos que existen para tratar el padecimiento de cáncer de próstata, como por ejemplo la cirugía robótica asistida, también conocida como Prostatectomia Laparoscópica Robótica Asistida para extirpar el cáncer, ganglios linfáticos y las vesículas seminales con gran efectividad utilizando el robot Da Vinci y la técnica desarrollada por el llamada “Smart Surgery” o cirugía inteligente.<br />
Dr. David Samadi at the Santiago Conference in the Dominican Republic
At this conference Dr. Samadi discussed his unique SMART Surgery technique, the advantages of robotic prostate removal, and the future of robotic surgery. Dr. Samadi believes that in the future doctors will be able to perform surgeries on patients remotely thanks to the advances in robotic surgery technology.
Fight For Prostate Cancer
Surviving cancer is not just a physical challenge, it’s a mental one as well. For prostate cancer new procedures speed healing time, which can be crucial to getting back to normal routines. One of our runners today had the procedure recently. Here is his story…
How Robots Are Being Used to Remove Prostate Cancer...
Robotic Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive and less dramatic alternative to traditional surgery. This revolutionary and advanced prostate cancer treatment method profoundly reduces blood loss, pain, recovery time, and the familiar unwanted side effects of other treatments..
Dr. David Samadi Discusses da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery on Channel 2 (Israel)
Dr. Samadi performed the very first SMART surgery robotic prostatectomy ever at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, northern Israel, utilizing the hospital's newly acquired da Vinci robot.
State of the Art Prostate Cancer Treatment Brought to Israel
Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chair of Urology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NY and developer of the “SMART Surgery” technique for robotic prostatectomy has recently performed the very first SMART surgery at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel.
"SMART" Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Comes to Israel
Dr. David Samadi has performed Israel's first ever "SMART Surgery" robotic prostate removal surgery at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, with three surgeries performed in total over the past three days.
Dr. Samadi Performs Rambam's First Robotic Prostatectomy
Dr. David Samadi has performed Rambam Health Care Campus' very first robotic prostatectomy using their newly acquired da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy machine. This surgery has helped Rambam join the forefront of world class hospitals who offer prostate removal by means of the da Vinci system.
America's Newsroom Fox News - Health Care Reform and Surgical Care
Dr. Samadi discusses the advantages of advanced surgical techniques such as cost-effectiveness, faster recovery and return to work and how a healthcare reform could negatively impact these benefits. He believes the United States still has the best healthcare system in the world, however, the bigger the gap between doctors and patients, the worse the quality of care will be. He believes that the ideal reform would be to take care of doctors who can then better take care of patients.
A minimally invasive surgery is widely accepted for many conditions but not until recently has robotic surgery explored as a treatment for prostate cancer...
Prostate cancer is a second leading cause of cancer of cancer just in men. It’s a serious problem with surgery as the only treatment option to completely remove the gland along with the cancer. But now patients have a choice: traditional open surgery or robotic prostate removal. It’s a medical advancement that doctors and patients consider to be the future of prostate cancer treatment
Dr. Samadi Discusses FDA Warnings on Prostate Cancer Medications
Dr. David Samadi advised patients on prostate cancer medications to talk to their doctors about the new FDA warnings. These prostate cancer medications can cause diabetes, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. The drugs lower testosterone levels and give men symptoms of menopause. Samadi believes it's best to cure prostate cancer early on with robotic surgery, which completely removes prostate cancer and brings PSA levels to zero. Prostate cancer can't be prevented but healthy diets and exercise help.
Protecting Men from Prostate Cancer
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is a disease that affects 1 out of every 6 men. Early prostate cancer detection and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. The good news from Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive at Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, is that he's able to provide invaluable recommendations and guidance about prostate cancer screening and treatment. The average age of men with prostate cancer is 69, but there are several other factors (including genetic history and ethnicity) that can contribute to the likelihood of men developing this disease.
Recognizing the Signs of BPH
Dr. Samadi discusses benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), enlarged prostate growth, on Fox News. BPH is a common disorder of the prostate that affects 1 and 4 men by the age of 55. Each year more than 20 million men are diagnosed with BPH. BPH is non-cancerous. BPH causes frequent urination and leakage. Treatments include herbal medications, laser surgery, TURP, open surgery, or medications like Proscar or Avodart. Dr. Samadi recommends that his patients use these medications combined with Flomax, for example, because of the side effects that include sexual dysfunction and elevated PSA levels. Surgery should be a last resort for BPH treatment.
Attention Men: the Facts on Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment
This video discusses how effective robotic surgery is in removing a cancerous prostate through the abdomen, with less anesthesia, less blood, no stitches, faster recovery and a preservation of continence and sexual function. The surgeon, Dr. Samadi, is in complete control, navigating the high definition and magnification camera in the abdomen and moving the robot's arms, whose wrists can move in every direction with a full range of motion in a delicate, narrow space.
Our Future Is Already in the Hands of Robots
Every day humans are in need of help from robots. David B. Samadi, MD, the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City is showing and explaining how a prostate removal surgery is performed with the help of a robotic system called the da Vinci Robot. Using this system is a less traumatic and minimally invasive alternative for treating and removing prostate cancer. The da Vinci robotic system enables surgeons to overcome many of the shortcomings of both open prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
Prostate Cancer Prevention
Dr. David Samadi discusses prostate cancer as a serious health issue for men. Over 27,000 die from it each year, making it the 2nd leading cause of death after lung cancer. Screening and detection are very important. Men need to ask for PSA test in their yearly exam, and keep a record of the scores. The scores may be normal, but must be looked at for velocity & changes over time. Frequent urination sometimes indicates an enlarged prostate gland. Prevention includes a healthy lifestyle, exercise, quit smoking, decrease alcohol consumption, maintain a diet that is low in fat and high in fiber. Samadi encourages men to get annual check up including the PSA. Prostate cancer is not a death sentence. High tech radiation and robotic surgery techniques can save lives, sexual function and continence.
Dr. David Samadi & Dr. Manny Alvarez Discuss The Cyberknife Treatment
The cyberknife technology for prostate cancer consists of a robotic arm, which is controlled by a computer. The computer dictates angles of radiation and gives focused treatments, sparing the delicate surrounding tissues. It allows for tracking of the target with seeds, which is the only form of radiation to achieve this. It provides unparalleled accuracy and can allow for the acceleration of doses.
There are low secondary side effects, such as rectal/bladder cancer malignancy, incontinence, impotence and low morbidity, which is better than other forms of radiation. The total dose is less than half of the standard dose, but since it's given in 5 days, it is much more powerful.
Study Suggests Avodart May Prevent Prostate Cancer
Dr. David Samadi breaks down what the GlaxoSmithKline drug Avodart can do. Dr. Samadi discusses how not all men should take Avodart. The drug inhibits testosterone and prostate enlargement. However it only lowers the slower type of prostate cancer and not the aggressive type. He would only give the drug to those with an enlarged prostate or a family history. The side effects include reduced libido, cardiac issues, but may also help baldness. But it also reduces the PSA which is what Samadi uses as a benchmark for tracking prostate cancer.
Ask Dr. Manny Show: Management of Sexual Dysfunction
Dr. Samadi discusses erectile dysfunction and the stigma attached to it. He encouraged men to discuss the problem with their partners to decrease anxiety, which could improve sexual function. He said there are physical and emotional aspects to this condition, which are very damaging. However, communication can help mitigate negative effects to relationships. Treatment options include medical, physical and emotional history, such as anxiety or depression. Hormonal levels fluctuate with age or time of day, so these should be monitored. Medical issues include high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes or obesity. Treatment includes oral medications, vacuum pumps, suppositories and penile implants. He also responds to viewer's emails.
Meet the 'Medical A-Team'
The future of robotic surgery: Dr. Manny shows Dr. Samadi performing robotic surgery. Samadi discussed his interest in robotics and his views on the future of robotic technology. He believes robotics will play a big role, as well as diverse, comprehensive surgical experience.
Hitting a Home Run in Robotic Surgery
Dr. Samadi discusses robotic surgery in today's world. He compares his surgical team to a baseball team, where each member has talent and a specific role. The job is to perform at their best in order to hit a home run each time.
Dr. Samadi On Robotic Surgery - "Ask Dr. Manny"
Dr. David Samadi gives viewers of the “Ask Dr. Manny (Alvarez) Show” (Fox News), a true “inside” look at robotic prostatectomy. Samadi, “the king of robotic surgery” as deemed by Alvarez, demonstrates his skill with robotics, the “new era of surgery,” where precision is the key.
Prostate Cancer - HealthWatch
Dr. Samadi and one of his patients are interviewed in response to the recent Harvard Medical School study that reported higher incontinence and impotence rates resulting from minimally invasive prostate removal procedures vs traditional surgery. The patient chose Dr. Samadi because of his unsurpassed experience, which the study concurred is key to fewer surgical complications.
Medical A-Team's Fact or Fiction
Dr. Samadi discusses the Harvard Medical School study that showed higher urinary and sexual complications resulting from minimally invasive prostate surgery as opposed to traditional surgery. He states the surgeon's volume and experience, along with the surgical team and the hospital's center of excellence, is what matters most with success in this procedure.
Pick Experienced Surgeons
Dr. Samadi discusses advantages & disadvantages of minimally invasive prostate removal surgeries in response to a recent Harvard Medical School study. The study showed that patients experienced more urinary control and sexual function complications. However, Dr. Samadi asserted that the surgeon's experience is paramount to the technology in avoiding these complications.
Business News Network (BNN)
From Business News Network (BNN), Toronto, Dr. David Samadi discusses the use of the da Vinci robot in prostate removal surgeries, in which, the surgeon is 10 feet away from the patient, at a console, directing the robotic hands in the surgical procedure. He has performed over 4,500 cases successfully and prefers this method because there is no incision, less bleeding, no blood transfusions and faster recovery, as well as a preservation of continence and sexual function.
Fathers Day Prostate Cancer Screening
Dr. Samadi urges prostate cancer screening as we near Fathers Day. Prostate cancer is a silent killer, with no symptoms whatsoever. But if it's caught early, prostate cancer has a 95% cure rate. Dr. Samadi's surgical experience along with the use of da Vinci technology not only cures patients, but also gives them a better quality of life by saving sexual function and urinary control.
OR-LIVE Webcast Premiere From The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Replay of The Road to Recovery from Prostate Cancer Begins in the OR. Join the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Leading Urological Experts to Discuss the Efficacy of Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Prostatectomies. Featuring case video of live surgeries utilizing the latest da Vinci® Prostatectomy techniques. OR-LIVE Webcast Premiere - Wednesday, August 13, 2008 From The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Prostate Cancer Care and Treatment
Every year 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Robotic surgery is a revolutionary method to treat prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi is a leading expert in prostate cancer care and treatment. This video provides an overview of Dr. Samadi's expertise and his robotic surgery program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC.
Dr. David Samadi is featured on CBS News to discuss robotic prostate surgery.
There is a new high technique in the fight of prostate cancer - robotic prostate surgery. This CBS News report describes how Dr. David Samadi's robotic surgery technique saves lives. Using the robotic surgery technique, patients are often discharged the same day of surgery with minimal post operative complications.
David Samadi, MD, Compares Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes after Robotic Surgery, Radiation, and Hormone Therapies
More than 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year according to the National Cancer Institute. Patients have the choice of treatments. But which gives men the best quality of life? There are several treatment options for men with prostate cancer: Robotic surgery to remove the prostate, radiation and hormone treatment...
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I Beat Prostate Cancer!
A prostate cancer patient of Dr. David Samadi describes the success of his robotic prostate removal surgery. His cancer was very aggressive, but because of robotic surgery, which removes the prostate through the abdomen, he was cured, regained continence and confirmed that there is a sex life after prostate cancer.
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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.