I am 53 years old and still in love with my wife of 32 years. We have five children and one precious daughter-in-law. I am the pastor of a church in Alabama. Our youngest child left for college and within a week of her departure I was told that I had prostate cancer.
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 12 years ago, so I have been diligent about getting my PSA checked every year. The score had almost doubled in one year. My primary care doctor sent me to the urologist immediately. My urologist set an appointment for me to have an MRI, which indicated large lesions one on each side of the prostate. A biopsy confirmed cancer and we began exploring options. I decided on surgery after several weeks of agonizing over the potential side effects of incontinence and impotency. We met with a very good surgeon in Alabama who had performed over 3000 robotic procedures. The problem was when we discussed the fact that I had previous abdominal surgery. When my wife asked what would be done if they were not able to get through my scar tissue she was told, “we would close him up and come out to discuss other treatment options.”
The next day my wonderful wife contacted Dr. Samadi by email. She had been researching things “behind my back” and was very impressed with Dr. Samadi’s technique and stats. The very next day, a Saturday, Ann in Dr. Samadi’s office called to set up a phone call with Dr. Samadi on Sunday. On Sunday Dr. Samadi called me. He too asked me about previous abdominal surgeries and said, “Don’t worry, I am confident that I can take care of this for you.” He was true to his word and he took care of it.
I am now two weeks out from surgery. The cancer is gone and I have experienced tangible proof that impotency will NOT be a problem and continence has improved measurably every day.
Dr. Samadi’s statistics and the SMART Technique are NOT hype! He personally did my surgery from start to finish. He met with us at 6:30 the morning of surgery, personally walked me back to the operating room, introduced me to his team.
While I was in recovery, Dr. Samadi walked up to my room to speak to my wife and daughter in person. He then came to my room that evening to check on me! What a wonderful physician and gifted surgeon!
Everyone, without exception, treated my wife, and me as if we were the only people for whom Dr. Samadi was caring. The office team: Ann, Rosy, Esther, Lena, Aida and everyone was outstanding in attentiveness, compassion and professionalism.
The wing at Lenox Hill is first class. The nurses: Camille, Carrie, Samira…oh what a blessing!!!!! And Renee at the front desk was my personal cheerleader as I did my laps up and down the hall. The food that my wife ate was excellent in both preparation and presentation!
Thank you everyone!!
Bryant H. from Alabama