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With Over 3,000 Robotic Prostatectomy Surgeries to His Credit, Dr. David Samadi, MD Discusses SMART Surgery and How it Improves Sexual and Urinary Function
Date:9/29/2010

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi invented the SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) by using the oncologic principles for prostate cancer treatment he has learned in his long career and combining them with his open radical prostatectomy skills. He then took those two skill sets and applied them to a highly nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy approach, which he employs as the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. The results are robotic surgery that provides a complete prostate cancer cure along with increased sexual and urinary function.

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The SMART Surgery Technique is basically a traditional open anatomic surgical technique performed on the robotic platform. "Ideally, I found that knowing how to perform an open surgery and then laparoscopic surgery helped add to my skills as a robotic surgeon," explained Dr. Samadi, "This is why I feel that these are steps that all robotic surgeons should follow in order to obtain the experience to perfect their robotic prostatectomy skills."

Dr. Samadi uses Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot with its high definition 3D view, miniature EndoWrist® instruments, and manual controls to help him perform the intricate SMART robotic prostate surgery. The robot helps him detach the prostate while sparing the nerves that control sexual function and continence. "These skills take time for a surgeon to master and when it comes to robotics, volume adds to a surgeon's experience," he explained.

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