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Robotic Surgery Frees Sliwa of Prostate Cancer
Date:9/29/2011

to have and enjoy sex after prostate cancer treatment. Some degree of urinary incontinence after prostate surgery, though often short-term, is a reality of recovery as well.  

Misinformation – Both men expressed concern about the disservice the media can do in sharing mixed information about effective prostate cancer treatments and potential side effects.

Robotic prostatectomy surgery – After robotic prostate surgery, a man's prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level typically remains at zero, and for someone being treated for prostate cancer diagnosis, that zero is like a golden egg.  A PSA of zero means that cancer cells are undetectable.

Surgeon experience – Dr. Samadi shared two critical questions to ask when choosing a robotic surgeon:

  1. How many cases and procedures have you performed?
  2. Who performs the surgery? Are you in control of the procedure or do you travel from room to room overseeing others?

Radiation – Dr. Samadi clarified that radiation for prostate cancer should be used as a last resort if the surgery fails to eliminate the cancer, which, he says, is rare – or if a patient is not a surgical candidate.

Dr. Samadi conducts each robotic prostatectomy procedure himself from start to finish and has performed over 3,500 surgeries. His patients have a cure rate of 97 percent. With the precise dexterity and enhanced vision the da Vinci Surgical System robot provides during surgery, Dr. Samadi is able to spare the tiny nerve bundles that control sexual and urinary function. "None of these robots can go to work alone. It's the experience of the surgeon," Dr. Samadi stresses.

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