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Stress Tests, Antibiotics, CPR, and Other Medical Hot Topics

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Leading robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, responds to recent article that some doctors may be keeping secrets from patients. He addresses each topic as follows:

1. Over-testing and over-prescribing - Medicine is highly complex and, as such, doctors may order many tests or provide prescriptions - Dr. Samadi encourages patients to seek 2nd and 3rd opinions

2. Antibiotic overuse - this is an issue and may lead to antibiotic resistance. Many illnesses are viral and will resolve on their own in a week or so.

3. CPR has limited effectiveness - Dr. Samadi believes this is still a vital rescue tool

4. Stress tests provide limited information - Dr. Samadi suggests that they may be overused and may be unnecessary for patients without symptoms to warrant stress testing

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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.
J. K., New York, USA

In March of 2006 I had robotic prostate surgery and was released from the hospital in 24 hours and had the catheter removed in 5 days. My PSA values have been below the detectable range for the entire year. At your hands it is the most painless and least invasive operation that a man can ever have.

R. R., Nanuet, New York, USA

"I have found Dr. Samadi and his operating room team to be the ultimate in professionalism. He is caring, listens well, is accessible and extraordinary in his surgical skills" .

G. C., USA

"Dr. Samadi has been there to answer any questions or concerns and everything that he told me about the procedure was true. I highly recommend him".

N. R., New York

"I was discharged from the hospital within 24 hours of being admitted and had my catheter removed in less than a week. I've had no obvious sign of blood loss since the surgery and no complications. Five days following the surgery, my wife and I were dancing at a wedding!"