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Robotic Prostate Surgery: Team Trumps All

New York, NY, July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As world-renowned prostate cancer surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, makes the move to Lenox Hill Hospital, the star player wouldn't dream of leaving his team behind. On July 1 Dr. Samadi became Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, transitioning from a six-year tenure at Mount Sinai Medical Center. By his side, as always, is his dedicated prostate cancer surgical team of more than ten years.

Dr. Samadi is widely regarded for his custom approach to robotic prostate surgery. The SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) procedure yields highly successful results in both prostate cancer cure rate and quality of life after prostate cancer. Patients from around the world put their trust in Dr. Samadi every day, with the assurance of his more than 4,500 successful cases.

"The new Lenox Hill Hospital Prostate Cancer Center is a top priority for me. A team approach is always in the best interest or our patients and I'm confident that the combined prostate cancer expertise of my team will help fortify this initiative," said Dr. Samadi.

In addition the proficiency of his seasoned surgical squad, Dr. Samadi is considered a bit of a team himself. He is one of very few urologic oncologists in the world and credits his success to extensive training and experience in the surgical triumvirate of a traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic prostate surgery. What's more, Dr. Samadi performs every procedure himself from start to finish; patients never leave his "robotic" hands.

The Lenox Hill Hospital Prostate Cancer Center will serve as a center of excellence for prostate cancer patients around the world. The Center will give men and their families access to top-notch professionals and the latest technologies in prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

At Lenox Hill, Dr. Samadi will be actively involved in direct patient care and surgery, as well as prostate cancer research. He also specializes in the full range of urologic diseases, including bladder cancer and kidney cancer.

Dr. Samadi's existing and new patients will now find him at The Lenox Hill Hospital Prostate Cancer Center in Manhattan at 485 Madison Avenue, between 51st-52nd Streets, 212-365-5000, and online at His website is available in six additional languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, and Hebrew.

David B. Samadi, M.D
Chairman of Urology,
Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital
Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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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.

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