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Defending Robotic Prostate Surgery : The Truth Behind the Controversy

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Fox 5, 04/12/2013

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.

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