NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 23, 2013) - Widely regarded for prostate cancer treatment success, David B. Samadi, MD, is one of today's most skilled robotic prostate surgeons. Among the myriad of treatment options available to men with prostate cancer, the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART) for prostate removal is a leader in effectiveness and efficiency. There are three key distinctions separating SMART surgery from other prostate removal procedures: technique, total prostate removal, and time.
As Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Samadi performs his innovative SMART robotic surgery for prostate cancer patients in New York City and around the world. In fact, more than 5,200 men have trusted their prostate cancer recovery to his skilled hands.
The SMART prostate surgery
Combining custom surgical enhancements and high surgical volume, Dr. Samadi uses his own SMART surgery to deliver superior results in both prostate cancer cure and quality of life after treatment. Technically, his procedure is designed to spare the three critical and very delicate areas surrounding the prostate: the endopelvic fascia, the dorsal vein complex, and the neurovascular bundle. Unlike other surgeons, Dr. Samadi approaches the prostate from the inside out to accomplish his goals of sexual potency and urinary control preservation.
Removing the cancerous prostate
While other prostate treatments, such as radiation therapy or hormone therapy, can take months or even years, prostate surgery is the only option that removes the entire cancerous prostate. For most men, prostate removal results in a zero prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level for life, definitive assurance of a prostate cancer cure.
From effectiveness to efficiency
The efficiencies afforded by Dr. Samadi's technique and skill, paired with robotic enhancements, allow him to perform his SMART surgery in less than ninety minutes. In fact, he recently performed six surgeries in one day; true testament of his skill, as most robotic surgeons require several hours to remove the cancerous prostate.
Perhaps more impressive is that, unlike other surgeons, Dr. Samadi does not involve surgical residents in his procedure; instead, he performs every SMART surgery himself from start-to-finish.
"Success is not about speed. Each patient receives my undivided attention in the operating room," stresses Dr. Samadi. "I never schedule more than one OR at a time and every SMART surgery is performed by my hands. My dedicated surgical team is with me, but I control the robot and the safety of the patient."
Reduced surgical times mean much more than a multi-patient day. SMART surgery is the least invasive prostate surgery available. With less time spent in operating room, patients have less exposure to common surgical risks. Dr. Samadi's patients do not require blood transfusions and the shorter procedure means faster recovery, as well. Patients typically return home the day after SMART surgery.
"The surgical robot is a powerful tool that plays an important role in SMART surgery. Success, however, is fully dependent on surgeon experience, control, and technique," Dr. Samadi said.
Dr. Samadi's surgical precision and efficiency make it possible for more men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to receive the skilled, compassionate treatment they need.