Navigation Links
Live Robotic Prostate Surgery Performed for Nation's Youth
Date:8/3/2011

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, welcomed 130 academically outstanding high school students to witness a live robotic prostatectomy procedure. National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) invited Dr. Samadi to be part of their ten-day residential program for exceptional high school students in the greater tri-state area. As a leading urologist in New York and an expert in prostate cancer treatment and robotic surgery procedures, Dr. Samadi's live surgery was a great draw to students participating in the program.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/NY46877 )

National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine provides sophomore, junior and senior high school students who excel in science and math, typically with a 3.0 GPA in these subjects, an opportunity to experience healthcare first hand. In addition to their outstanding academic record, students are selected for the program based on nominations and/or recommendations from teachers or past program participants, as well as their interest in the medical field. The tuition and scholarship-based program has an 18-year history in cities throughout the United States, giving students access to experts from the nation's top medical centers. "This is an amazing national program," commends Dr. Samadi, "and I am truly honored to be part of its inaugural year in New York. The opportunity to introduce some of our area's brightest high school students to a profession I hold so dearly was very exciting. I see this program giving a great boost to medical schools in our area. The more excited students are about healthcare, the more great minds we have entering our institutions."

Once at the program, students chose from a range of medical "experiences." Among those offered during this session were a chiropractic health center, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Siamec, a mobile medical patient simulation center, and Dr. Samadi's robotic surgery. Maureen Carnakie-Baker, Regional Manager for NYLF/MED, shared that Dr. Samadi's experience "ranked very high; live surgery is always a hit."

The students attended the 7:00 am live surgery, witnessing the event via closed circuit TV at a Mount Sinai Medical Center education facility. Immediately following the surgery Dr. Samadi joined the students for a question and answer session. Students had the opportunity to ask Dr. Samadi directly about the specifics of the procedure ranging from the limited blood loss, to patient recovery time, to the amount of training required in order to perform such procedures. "Seeing the students' enthusiasm and hearing their insightful questions was a great thrill. I love when people are as excited about robotic surgery as I am."

Carnakie-Baker pursued Dr. Samadi after learning of his vast experience in robotic prostatectomy procedures and witnessing his charismatic nature on Fox 5 Good Day NY.  Carnakie-Baker selected Dr. Samadi as a top urologist in his field and was very happy when he agreed to perform the live surgery. "To get people as engaging as Dr. Samadi is a wonderful thing all the way around. The students get to hear from someone who wants to give back and wants to mentor," said Carnakie-Baker.

Carnakie-Baker believes Dr. Samadi's live robotic prostatectomy program was a huge success. "It was fantastic. The students were really, really engaged. Dr. Samadi really understands his target audience and how to talk to them. He's very knowledgeable and is a great mentor." The students themselves had rave reviews with many citing the live surgery as the highlight of their week. "Witnessing the surgery was awesome," said one student, "this is the reason I came." Beyond the students, the program leaders also enjoyed the surgery. Many are first-year medical students who also witnessed their first live surgery.

Roughly 30 percent of the students who participate in the program nationwide go on to be a part of the healthcare field in some way, estimates Carnakie-Baker. Many even return as faculty for the program. The NYLF/MED looks forward to working with Dr. Samadi in the future. "I would love to continue this relationship. He is a winner for our students," said Carnakie-Baker. Dr. Samadi agrees about his future with the program. "I see my participation in this program as a significant step toward engaging youth in the future of medicine. Our country's healthcare success depends on the enthusiasm and bright minds of students like those I met this week."

For more information, please view the following links:

Robotic Surgery On Good Day New York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr8EEhQrNl0

Comparing Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dC4T9JAJss

www.RoboticOncology.com

Related links:

www.nylf.org

www.nylf.org/med

www.Smart-Surgery.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE www.RoboticOncology.com
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. States First Single Incision Robotic Kidney Removal Performed at Henry Ford Hospital
2. Prominent Urologist Dr. David B. Samadi Presents Breakthrough Robotic Surgery Techniques on OR Live Webcast
3. Health Robotics Announces Contract for its CytoCare(TM) and IV Station(TM) Robots With Arabian Health Care Supply Corporation
4. Health Robotics Announces Strategic Partnership in Japan for its CytoCare(TM) Robot with TOSHO Inc.
5. Michigan Company Founded upon What Could Be History's Most Important Breakthrough in AI and Robotics
6. Health Robotics Announces $60M Investment by Devon International Group and ITOCHU Inc. in the CytoCare(TM) and i.v.Station(TM PENDING) Robots
7. Cardiums InnerCool Announces First Patient Treated With New Tissue-Specific UroCool(TM) System in Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Study
8. ICU Medical Inc. and Health Robotics Announce Compatibility of CytoCare(TM) Robot and CLAVE(R) Needle-Free Connector to Enable Safer Hazardous Drug Handling
9. Health Robotics Announces Partnership in the Peoples Republic of China With The Devon International Group
10. Health Robotics Announces Results of the European Union-Sponsored SafeChemo Project
11. International Robotic Urology Symposium Reports on Benefits of Cooling During Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery and Introduces InnerCools New Investigational UroCool System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... President Andi Purple announced Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh, the co-founder, CEO and chief ... ), Inc. has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support ... Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this week. The ... health care professionals to enhance the patient care experience by ... other health care professionals to help women who have been ... ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... DIEGO, CALIF. (PRWEB) , ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... as part of its corporate rebranding initiative announced today. The bold new look ... its reach, as the company moves into a significant growth period. , It will ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017 SomaGenics announced the receipt of ... develop RealSeq®-SC (Single Cell), expected to be the first ... (including microRNAs) from single cells using NGS methods. The ... to accelerate development of approaches to analyze the heterogeneity ... "New techniques for measuring levels of mRNAs in individual ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/3/2017)... 2017  Data captured by IsoCode, IsoPlexis ... a statistically significant association between the potency ... and objective response of cancer patients post-treatment. ... whether cancer patients will respond to CAR-T ... as to improve both pre-infusion potency testing and ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... YORK , March 30, 2017 Trends, ... type (physiological and behavioral), by technology (fingerprint, AFIS, iris ... voice recognition, and others), by end use industry (government ... and immigration, financial and banking, and others), and by ... Europe , Asia Pacific , ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Catholic Health Services ... Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving Stage ... Model sm . In addition, CHS previously earned ... hospitals using an electronic medical record (EMR). ... high level of EMR usage in an outpatient ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):