It has been nearly two weeks since Dr. Samadi performed my SMART prostatectomy!  Every day since the surgery  Dr. Samadi and his skill as a surgeon have soared in my estimation. I feel humbled and privileged to have experienced such great care. 

Firstly, day one, I was amazed to be walking about 4 hours after surgery and recovering in the wonderful facilities at Lenox Hill Hospital with a superb team of nursing staff. I had negligible blood in my urine and felt great. Dr. Samadi came late in the evening and saw all his patients before going home that evening and was back early in the morning to check on us again. I was immensely impressed by the level of personal interest he expressed. Within 48 hours my initial bladder spasms and gas pains from the operation had all disappeared, I was home and I didn’t need any pain medication! Every day I quickly improved and I marveled at how low-impact the surgery had been. Within 3 - 4 days my abs were returning to normal and I was able to sit up with ease, gently cough, etc.
The next hurdle in my mind was getting the catheter removed 7 days after the op and regaining continence. To my great surprise, I never had an incontinent moment! The hurdle was nonexistent. I learned at that point that the cancer was contained within the prostate and that the operation was successful as Dr. Samadi had indicated to my wife within an hour of the surgery. The follow up and availability of Dr. Samadi’s office staff was second to none, no question was too small.   

I had one hurdle to go, potency. Last night I had my first erection since the procedure, a mere 12 days after the operation! Fantastic recovery, I was stunned as I expected this step to take months. 

Thank you, Dr. Samadi. You are a fantastically skilled surgeon. I don’t know what it takes to complete such a complicated procedure with such low-impact and such quick recovery, but I do know your drive to do the best possible job has left me stunned at the seemingly effortless recovery. Your attention to detail -- from the best office staff, to the state-of-the-art facilities at Lenox Hill Hospital (including those comfortable bath robes!), the superior surgical team and the wonderful nursing team -- all add up to an exceptional patient experience. If I had to do it all over again, I would change nothing! Lenox Hill Hospital Prostate Cancer Center is simply the best. 

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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.

Jeannette B., Netherlands

Mijn man werd op 17-09-2008 geopereerd met een Da Vinci door dr.Samadi. (PSA 31.8, gleason score 9) Eerst hebben we geprobeerd dit plaats te laten vinden in Europa,maar daar werd geen operatie gedaan met een kapseldoorbraak.

G. P., New York, USA

"I am truly grateful to Dr. Samadi. The path he took from the Middle East to America enabled me and many others to have the opportunity to be helped by this caring man. A man I now call a friend. I will take a PSA in the end of May. I am confident the result will be OK just as Dr. Samadi promised."

David G., USA

When I sat in front of Dr. Samadi for the first time he asked me who had recommended I visit him, "Everyone" I answered. And that is the truth, everyone I discussed my situation with told me to go with Dr. Samadi because of his finely polished skills and expertise in this procedure.

Jose M. C., Colombia

Siempre recordare el 2009 como el mas tragico de mi vida ; sin presentar sintomas y a raiz de mi examen anual de salud me fue detectado un cancer de prostata, la intuicion de mi medico personal al ver mi psa en 3.4 lo hizo referirme al urologo para que me practicase una biopsia , el mundo se me vino encima.