NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, recently addressed an audience of colleagues, prostate cancer survivors, and their families at the Harmonie Club in New York City. Giving a very frank and detailed look at prostate cancer today, Dr. Samadi outlined why his revolutionary SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) Surgery is so successful in treating the disease and ensuring quality of life after prostate cancer.
Radical prostatectomy involves the complete removal of the cancerous prostate gland and surrounding lymph nodes. Guiding the da Vinci Surgical Robot Dr. Samadi performs his "keyhole" bloodless prostate surgery with no incisions, giving his patients a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.
As Dr. Samadi explains, the walnut-sized prostate gland is tightly positioned amidst the delicate rectum, bladder, urethra, and sexual function nerves. His unique approach to prostate removal, SMART Surgery, leaves the endopelvic fascia and dorsal vein complex in tact, significantly reducing impact on the neurovascular bundle. With the enhanced dexterity of the robot guided by his years of experience, he is able to preserve a man's sexual function and urinary control over the course of recovery.
"Prostate removal surgery reduces the risk of metastasis by 65 percent over radiation," stresses Dr. Samadi, "The benefits of prostatectomy are numerous, but prostate cancer success comes from the skill of the surgeon, not the robot." The 3-in-1 expertise of Dr. Samadi's dedicated surgical team brings together the skills of open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery culminating in their nearly 4,000 successful procedures to date.
The video segments below provide a glimpse into Dr. Samadi's informative presentation on the importance of routine PSA screening, how RALP is performed, and the success of his SMART Surgery.
Prostate Cancer PSA Test Saves Lives
Early prostate cancer diagnosis depends on routine PSA screening.
Why Choose Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery?
Dr. Samadi explains the clarity and reassurance that come from RALP.
Robotic Prostate Surgery SMART Technique
Details about Dr. Samadi's minimally invasive nerve-sparing surgery:
Robotic Prostate Surgery Details and Prostate Surgery 3-in-1 Expertise at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Further explanation of the importance of removing a cancerous prostate and how three key surgical principals come together to deliver success:
Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer – Samadi Trifecta
Dr. Samadi concludes his presentation by stressing his very own treatment trifecta of compassionate care for ensuring each patient's quality of life after prostate cancer: cancer-free status, urinary continence, and an active sex life.
Dr. David Samadi is Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. As the Founder and Director of Mount Sinai's Robotic Fellowship Program, he routinely educates members of the medical community, both domestically and abroad, sharing his innovative SMART Surgery principals. Dr. Samadi's robotic oncology website is published in six languages, including Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, and German, ensuring that patients worldwide have access to the finest prostate cancer treatment available.
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