Joseph P.

United States

Dear Dr. Samadi,

Your fame as the “Leonardo” of the Da Vinci robotic prostate surgery is well known. It is also documented by the many testimonials of your patients. I would like to add my own experience to show how masterfully you also apply your unique skills and methodology to the most demanding surgery of this type – removal of the bladder as well as prostate – as you did in my case.

Another challenging factor in this surgery was my high-risk age of 84. I believe this may be the top age level at which such surgery has been done. My wife and I are very grateful to you for accepting my surgery under such challenging circumstances.

Choosing you for the robotic surgery was a clear-cut decision. An MD friend of ours asked a panel of five Manhattan doctors who their best choice would be for surgery of this type. Each named Mount Sinai Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery as the only one they would recommend.

When we first met you, we were impressed by your high professional standards:

Your explanations in the field of robotics, built by over 3,000 surgies
The personal care you take of your patients and their individual problems and needs
Preventing unrelated health problems that might endanger the patient (e.g. a DVT filter)

Your expertise as a pioneering leader in the field of robotics conveyed to us confidence and reassurance that the surgery would be successful. There was no question in our minds that you were the best surgeon for my complicated case.

I am writing this 18 months after the surgery – and now leading a more or less normal life.

Dr. Samadi, my wife and I thank you for the miraculous surgery that saved my life.

With gratitude,
Joseph P.

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