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Dr. David B. Samadi Discusses Why Robotic Surgery is Quickly Becoming the Go-To Standard for Prostate Cancer Treatment
Date:5/4/2011

/www.smart-surgery.com/smart-surgery/">SMART refers to Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique, coined and perfected by Dr. Samadi himself after years of robotic prostatectomy experience. The SMART Technique allows for a "bloodless" prostate surgery requiring no transfusion.  The technique is a fusion of Samadi's expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy surgeries, and is unique in that there is no opening of the endopelvic fascia, and the dorsal vein is not sutured until the end of the case.  This minimizes the risk of damage to the delicate nerve bundles responsible for sexual and urinary function.  Through use of the SMART surgery technique, at one year, 95% of Dr. Samadi's robotic prostatectomy patients are cured of cancer, 97% regain urinary control and 85% regain sexual function.  "The less you do as the surgeon, the less risk there is to the surrounding tissue.  Robotic surgery using the SMART surgery technique allows me to perform just what's needed for the patient, which is safe removal of the prostate gland, while avoiding unnecessary damage to the rest of the body.  It's a hybrid of all of the best aspects of open surgery, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery," said Samadi.

Of the benefits of robotic surgery prior to radiation treatment Samadi said, "Removal of the prostate gland allows me to better stage, grade and cure the cancer.  This reduces future complications and cancer recurrence rates, and leads to a better quality of life for my patients.  Knowing that the cancer has been entirely removed is a great benefit to men who have suffered from this disease.  It's also important for men to realize that in the event that the cancer does come back that there are still treatment options, such as radiation, available to them.  When choosing radiation therapy as a primary treatment method you're greatly limiting your options for future treatment, as well as the doctors capable of pr
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