Navigation Links
Is There Sex After Robotic Prostate Surgery? Yes - If You Choose the Right Surgeon and Procedure
Date:5/9/2011

NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, says a return to a normal sex life can be achieved after robotic prostate surgery. Thanks to the nerve-sparing feature of his signature surgical technique, a majority of men (85%) recover their potency within one year of the procedure. "To me, it's unacceptable that once men have survived the threat of prostate cancer, the trauma of prostate surgery, and have resumed their normal life activities, to then have to deal with sexual performance problems," said Samadi. "This is not a full return of a man's quality of life, which is why I try to reassure my patients that regaining sexual function after proper prostate cancer treatment is a reality."

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110509/NY98081 )

Quality of life is extremely important to Dr. Samadi. He credits his SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) for allowing him to offer the ultimate trifecta in prostate cancer treatment. "The trifecta includes a 97% cancer cure rate, 96% recovery of continence and 85% recovery of sexual potency within 1 year," said Samadi, who has performed more than 3,300 successful robotic surgeries in his practice at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Samadi is confident that his novel SMART Surgery allows patients a greater chance of recovering their continence and sexual function. However, he does acknowledge cases where this is not possible, despite the benefits of SMART Surgery. "It's impossible to predict or guarantee success with all cases, because of other unforeseen circumstances and issues," said Samadi. "In difficult cases, I follow up with my patients after their robotic prostatectomy, and recommend, penile rehabilitation therapy, if needed." This therapy includes the use of erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra that aid with rehabilitation and recovery of potency.  

In a majority of cases, Dr. Samadi does not have to resort to more aggressive penile rehabilitation techniques, such as implants, because SMART Surgery does not traumatize the nerves around the prostate responsible for sexual function.  "I usually wait six weeks, post-op, to check on a patient's progress before prescribing medications – in most cases, if the nerves were left intact, the penile rehabilitation therapy will work." Samadi says a multi-pronged approach in treating erectile dysfunction is best, because medication alone is not enough; especially since insurance companies can be limited in the amount of medications they give to patients. "So we have to find other ways around it to solve the problem," said Samadi, "And our efforts with penile rehabilitation therapy combined with medication have been largely successful in enabling our patients to enjoy a satisfactory sex life after robotic prostate surgery."

Dr. Samadi Discusses Erectile Dysfunction, Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, on Good Day New York:

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

Dr. Samadi Discusses Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery on Good Day New York:

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

http://www.smart-surgery.com

http://www.roboticoncology.com

Dr. David B. Samadi
Ph: 1-855-DRSAMADI
1-212-241-8779


'/>"/>
SOURCE Smart-surgery.com
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. FDA Concludes There is No Increased Risk of Cardiac Events for Patients Treated with omeprazole and NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium)
2. GSK Believes There Is No Liver Safety Issue With AVANDIA; Responds to Public Citizen Petition
3. Over 70 Percent of Physicians Say There Is a High Need for More Diabetes Drugs with Novel Mechanisms of Action While 15 Percent Say the Same for DPP-IV Inhibitors
4. The Hepatitis C Virus Drug Market Will Nearly Triple by 2014 but, Thereafter, the Market Will Decline Substantially Through 2019 Due to Decreasing Disease Prevalence and the High Efficacy of New Treatments
5. The Hepatitis C Virus Drug Market Will More Than Triple by 2014 but, Thereafter, the Market Will Decline Substantially Through 2019 Due to Decreasing Disease Prevalence and the High Efficacy of New Treatments
6. US Supreme Court Denies Certiorari and Thereby Leaves in Place Second Circuit Ruling That Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Must Pay its Sales Representatives Overtime Compensation
7. Use it or Lose it: A New Theory About Preserving Erectile Function After Prostate Surgery
8. Video: Landmark Study in The Lancet: Patients Treated With Betaseron(R) After First MS Attack Experienced Significant Delay in MS Progression
9. Post-Hoc Data Show Daily Activity Participation, Independence and Sleep Quality Improved in Adults with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis After Treatment with ORENCIA(R) (Abatacept)
10. Biological Psychiatry Publishes Study Showing VYVANSE Demonstrated Significant Efficacy for Treatment of ADHD for up to 12 Hours After Administration
11. AHF Seeks White House Clarification After Press Room Flap Over CDCs HIV Numbers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 ... the Dario™ Diabetes Management Tool, today announced that the Company,s ... the Marcum MicroCap Conference being held June 1-2 in ... Invitational, being held June 7-9 in Los Angeles, ... will discuss recent corporate and operational milestones, including the U.S. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: AMBS), ... Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & CEO ... conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... City , NY When: Tuesday, May 31 st ... Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 nd ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... TARE (Transarterial Radio-embolization) Using ... and Overall Decreased Use of Hospital Resource ... specialist healthcare company, has today announced the publication ... of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes ... using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated with cost ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... to help educate the many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. ... will run within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 ... ... care world, this installment is bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of ... the developing trends and tech within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University ... May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports ... Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according ... Robinson College of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger ... has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of ... of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):