Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. His curious mind and his unrelenting drive to discover new approaches to treatment have made him a world renowned medical expert in the field of robotic surgery and in the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi has a specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of many urological illnesses, which include kidney, cancer and prostate cancer. Even with his wealth of knowledge and expertise, Dr. Samadi is still well known for the kindness and care with which he approaches each of his patients. He believes in treating every patient as if they were a family member, and his high level of care is well known among those he has treated. Also a healthcare communicator, Dr. Samadi has a healthcare website called SamadiMD.com and he is also frequently seen on the Fox TV Network as a medical commentator.
Hi-Tech Approaches to Treatment
Currently, Dr. Samadi is working hard on a hi-tech treatment for prostate cancer. One of the current issues in treatment is the damage that can come to the sphincter muscle and surrounding nerves when the prostate gland is removed from patients who have the cancer. This damage frequently takes place when the nerves surrounding the prostate gland are “peeled away” before removal.
Dr. Samadi’s new robotic technique for removal of the gland involves a very precise procedure that would lessen the chance of nerve and muscle damage (which can bring on impotence and incontinence in patients). The technique is called the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART).
Creative Approaches and Treatment Breakthroughs
In his work developing new robotic surgical techniques, Dr. Samadi relies on his formidable memory and stays open to new ideas, allowing himself to play with random thoughts that can bring on creative breakthroughs. He has said that he likes to draw and that drawing can often help him to develop new ideas. He is always ready with drawing materials in case a good idea should emerge, even if it’s one that wakes him up in the middle of the night.
There’s no doubt that Dr. Samadi is a committed and hard-working medical expert, but his joy in the process is definitely what keeps him inspired.