Dr. David Samadi takes a humorous approach to detailing the intricacy of prostate cancer surgery and difficult nature of reaching and safely removing the prostate.
He explains that the prostate gland, a walnut-size organ, is located just above the rectum and is attached to both the bladder and the urethra. Additionally, the prostate is completely surrounded by tiny, sensitive nerves that control sexual function.
Leading prostate cancer specialist, Dr. David Samadi, shares facts about prostate cancer today and in the future. In the United States, one in six men are affected by prostate cancer. Those numbers translate to 230,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Sadly, 30,000 of those men will die from prostate cancer each year.
Dr. David Samadi highlights the importance of the PSA screening test and digital rectal exam (DRE) for prostate cancer. Many patients are symptom-free when diagnosed with prostate cancer. One of Dr. Samadi's patients and his wife speak about the life-saving benefits of the PSA test.
Dr. David Samadi, demonstrates his own SMART technique for robotic surgery. The Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART) in an innovative approach to removal of the cancerous prostate.
During surgery, Dr. Samadi does not open the side of the prostate and he does not suture the dorsal vein complex. As a result, the risk of damage to the nerves, tissue, and sphincter is greatly reduced. There is no incision during robotic prostatectomy, only six very small instrument holes.
Dr. Samadi highlights the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery over radiation for prostate cancer. A study from Memorial Sloan Kettering showed a 65 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer metastasis after surgery compared to radiation.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Dr. David Samadi gives a glimpse into one man's choice to have robotic prostatectomy surgery following his early prostate cancer diagnosis.
Robotic prostate removal surgery is the only procedure that gives complete information about how much prostate cancer is present, what the margins are, and the status of the lymph nodes and seminal vesicles. Seed radiation, beam radiation, HIFU, and cryogenics do not provide these details about prostate cancer.
Patients recovering from prostate cancer deserve the quality of life trifecta, says Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer expert. Robotic prostatectomy surgery delivers on the three most important prostate cancer recovery factors: 1) prostate cancer free, 2) urinary continence, and 3) active sex life.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, outlines the benefits of having prostate removal surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. He explains that he and his surgical team have the expertise of open prostate surgery, French-trained laparoscopic prostatectomy surgery, and robotic prostatectomy in one.
Top robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, breaks down the most important reasons to choose robotic surgery for prostate cancer. He explains that removing the prostate through robotic prostatectomy involves the complete removal of all prostatic tissue and lymph nodes.