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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer expert and robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David B. Samadi, talks about the importance of prostate cancer screening. With September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Samadi is offering free prostate cancer screening including PSA test for prostate cancer prevention.  

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New prostate cancer screening
New prostate cancer screening

Robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi, discusses a new test for prostate cancer screening, known as the prostate health index test. Dr. Samadi uses his own SMART surgery technique in the treatment of prostate cancer and has successfully treated over 5,600 prostate cancer patients.

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New health alert for some prostate cancer patients
New health alert for some prostate cancer patients

A new study suggests low testosterone levels in low-risk prostate cancer patients could indicate a worsening condition. Robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert, Dr. Samadi weighs in on the discussion of prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Samadi recommends surgery as the best treatment for prostate cancer and to not fully trust biopsy results as they are random biopsies and are not 100% effective.

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Surgery vs. 'watchful waiting': Study fuels cancer debate
Surgery vs. 'watchful waiting': Study fuels cancer debate

After a 23-year-long study, it has been concluded that prostate surgery at the time of a prostate cancer diagnosis, it the better choice over watchful waiting. Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital discussed the findings. Dr. Samadi has performed over 5,600 successful robotic prostate surgeries and stands behind the findings in the treatment of prostate cancer.

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Prostate surgery better for prostate cancer treatment: Study
Prostate surgery better for prostate cancer treatment: Study

World-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi comments on a new study concluding that prostate removal surgery is better than watchful waiting in the treatment of prostate cancer. The study was conducted over 24 years and evaluated the long-term effectiveness of prostatectomy when first diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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New hope for prostate cancer patients
New hope for prostate cancer patients

In light of a new study of prostate cancer treatment, New York robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the findings. In the debate over prostatectomy vs. the watchful waiting technique, it has been found that prostate removal surgery is more effective in the treatment of prostate cancer. Also discussed is the importance of the PSA test in monitoring for prostate cancer.

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Robotic Prostate Surgery in Dominican Republic
Robotic Prostate Surgery in Dominican Republic

David B. Samadi, MD, robotic prostate surgeon and creator of the SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) Technique has brought minimally invasive robotic surgery to the Dominican Republic. The HOMS hospital is now home to the David Samadi Robotic Institute. With the opening of this facility, a greater level of prostate cancer treatment has been brought to the Caribbean.

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First Robotic Surgery Unit in Dominican Republic Opens, Honors Dr. Samadi
First Robotic Surgery Unit in Dominican Republic Opens, Honors Dr. Samadi

David B. Samadi, MD, world-renowned robotic prostate surgeon is in Dominican Republic at the inauguration of the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS) first robotic surgery unit. The unit was named in honor of Dr. Samadi. After the ribbon cutting, Dr. Samadi performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the Dominican Republic.

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Lenox Hill's Dr. David Samadi Performs Prostate Exams on Matt Lauer, Al Roker
Lenox Hill's Dr. David Samadi Performs Prostate Exams on Matt Lauer, Al Roker

New York prostate cancer surgeon and robotics expert, David B. Samadi, MD, joins the Today Show’s Matt Lauer and Al Roker to discuss the importance of prostate cancer screening and the PSA test. Dr. Samadi, Lauer’s long-time urologist, performs prostate exams - DREs (digital rectal exams) - on Matt and Al, demonstrating how quick and painless the test really is. In just 34 seconds Dr. Samadi can detect any irregularities in the prostate.

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Prostate cancer treatment in Israel
Prostate cancer treatment in Israel

After a trip to Israel to bring robotic surgery technology and education to the country, Dr. David Samadi returns to follow up on the progress that the country has made in the treatment of prostate cancer. In an emotional discussion, Dr. Samadi talks about how he felt meeting over 400 patients in Tel Aviv, among which were ones that have been cured or are being treated. Also emphasized is the importance of awareness of prostate health as he urges everyone to get the message out, “Get tested, save a life.”

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Advanced Robotic Prostate Cancer Treatment in USA
Advanced Robotic Prostate Cancer Treatment in USA

David B. Samadi, MD, highlights the U.S. as inventors and leaders in robotic surgery. He discusses the many international patients who travel to the U.S. looking for the best prostate surgeon. Few international surgeons have the volume of experience and success that, NY robotics expert, Dr. Samadi has. Robotic surgery, he believes, has the power to reverse medical tourism and bring more patients to the U.S. for prostate cancer treatment and cure.

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SMART Surgery for Urinary Continence and Sex After Prostate Cancer
SMART Surgery for Urinary Continence and Sex After Prostate Cancer

David B. Samadi, MD, explains his custom SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) Surgery for prostate cancer. As a NY robotics expert, Dr. Samadi performs a unique form of robotic prostate surgery that targets the cancerous prostate without disrupting the delicate nerves that control erections and urinary control. Urinary continence and sex after prostate surgery are the results for most of Dr. Samadi's patients and their partners.

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Prostate cancer and PSA levels: When should you worry?
Prostate cancer and PSA levels: When should you worry?

Robotic prostate surgery, in almost all cases, results in a zero PSA level for life. In this segment, David B. Samadi, MD, addresses the rare incidence of a fluctuating PSA level after prostate removal surgery. Dr. Samadi explains that a PSA rise after surgery could indicate the presence of benign tissue or a cancer recurrence. Elevation timing and speed of change are important factors in assessing the patient’s status. In the case of recurrence, prostate cancer radiation is an effect secondary treatment. Dr. Samadi invites all men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer to contact him for a secondary consultation.

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Dogs being trained to sniff out signs of ovarian cancer
Dogs being trained to sniff out signs of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer, a silent killer, is often diagnosed very late. New research suggests that ovarian cancer cells have a volatile smell that can be detected by dogs. Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer could significantly improve ovarian cancer survival rates. Dr. Samadi discusses similar studies where dogs detected melanoma and lung cancer, suggesting that they could be used to detect other cancers in the future.

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Dangers of over-diagnosis and cancer treatment
Dangers of over-diagnosis and cancer treatment

Prostate, breast, lung and thyroid cancers are among most frequently over-diagnosed cancers. Experts suggest change in cancer definition to avoid needless radiation, testing and over treatment.

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Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer: Sex and Urinary Control
Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer: Sex and Urinary Control

Dr. David Samadi and the Lenox Hill Prostate Cancer Center team are dedicated to ensuring that men enjoy sex after prostate cancer and urinary control after robotic prostate surgery.

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Defending Robotic Prostate Surgery : The Truth Behind the Controversy
Defending Robotic Prostate Surgery : The Truth Behind the Controversy

The FDA has launched an investigation into the Da Vinci surgical system amid growing concerns over the rising rates of robotic surgery complications. Dr. David Samadi leading robotic prostate surgeon joins the Fox News team to defend the robot. Having performed over 4,500 successful robotic prostate surgeries, Dr Samadi feels the real concern should be the lack of experienced surgeons who are using the robotic platform. Dr. David B. Samadi is Vice Chairman for the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

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Robotic Prostate Surgery Concerns
Robotic Prostate Surgery Concerns

With a new investigation underway into the safety of the Da Vinci Surgical system many people are nervous about going under the robotic knife.  Dr Samadi, one of the worlds leading robotic prostate surgeons and has performed over 5,600 successful robotic prostate surgeries using this Da Vinci Surgical System and believes that inexperience on the part of the surgeon is the primary factor in these select cases.

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FDA Concerned About Robotic Surgery
FDA Concerned About Robotic Surgery

Dr David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York appears on Fox 5 to discuss concerns from the FDA over the Da Vinci Surgical System.  Dr Samadi has performed over 4,500 successful surgeries using the Da Vinci Surgical System and believes the only concern patients should have is the experience of their surgeon.    

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 Amazing New Cancer Treatment
Amazing New Cancer Treatment

Dr Samadi shares his thoughts on a new miracle drug discovered in the ongoing fight against cancer.  CD47 is a hormone secreted by cancer cells that allows them to move through the body without being attacked by our immune system.  A new drug prevents this secretion and gives our immune system the chance to fight back.  While no human trials have been done, successful trials in mice look extremely promising.  

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The Side Effects of Traditional Prostate Surgery
The Side Effects of Traditional Prostate Surgery

Dr Samadi appears on NewsMax Health to talk about the side effects of traditional prostate cancer surgery.  With a traditional surgical approach the patient is much more likely to require transfusions for blood loss and experience incontinence and impotence. The advantage of a robotic surgery is its minimally invasive nature and that is further maximized by the experience of the surgeon.

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Developing New Cancer Medications
Developing New Cancer Medications

Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about recent advances in drug design and development.  With the success of the human genome project our understanding of the human body is better than ever allowing drug makers to more accurately design new medication.

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The Rise of Robotic Assisted Surgery
The Rise of Robotic Assisted Surgery

Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon, appears on Fox Business News to discuss the use of robotics in the ever evolving practice of medicine...

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The Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments
The Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments

Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the implications of a new study that suggest prostate cancer is being over-treated...

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Robotic Assisted Surgery offers New Options
Robotic Assisted Surgery offers New Options

Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about the recent advances in robotic surgery and how they benefit women in particular.  Being a world renowned robotic surgeon Dr. Samadi shares his insight and experience into robotic assisted surgeries, their benefits and potential future applications.

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Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon Dr. David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer...

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Watchful Waiting the Wait and See Approach to Prostate Cancer
Watchful Waiting the Wait and See Approach to Prostate Cancer

Dr. David Samadi appears on News Max Health to discuss the wait and see approach and what it means for those suffering from prostate cancer.

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Prostate Cancer Savior - SMART Robotic Surgery
Prostate Cancer Savior - SMART Robotic Surgery

Dr. Samadi discusses his SMART Robotic Surgery treatment and the benefits over open prostate surgery.

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The Benefits of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery - Explained by Dr. Samadi
The Benefits of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery - Explained by Dr. Samadi

Dr. David Samadi, a leading prostate cancer specialist and robotic surgeon, discusses the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery on Fox 5 News.  Robotic surgery is becoming more common as a treatment method for prostate cancer due to the benefits it potentially has over traditional open and laparoscopic surgical methods.  These advantages include less blood loss during surgery with no need for a blood transfusion, smaller incisions that heal quickly lowering the risk of infection, high rates of the return of sexual potency after surgery, and very high rates for regaining continence after surgery.

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Dr. Samadi Discusses Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery on Good Day New York
Dr. Samadi Discusses Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery on Good Day New York

Dr. David Samadi discusses the benefits of robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery on Good Day New York. Also referred to as a robotic prostatectomy, the surgery treats prostate cancer by removing the prostate from the patient's body.

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Prostate Cancer Surgery vs. Prostate Cancer Radiation
Prostate Cancer Surgery vs. Prostate Cancer Radiation

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.

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Why Choose Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery?
Why Choose Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery?

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.

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Shocking New Prostate Study
Shocking New Prostate Study

The nation’s top prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, comments on newly released data regarding prostate surgery outcomes. The study from Canada indicates that men who underwent prostate surgery in the past could be at risk for a follow continence procedure.

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PROSTATE CANCER BREAKING NEWS - Sex After Prostate Surgery
PROSTATE CANCER BREAKING NEWS - Sex After Prostate Surgery

A patient, a surgeon, and a robot walk into the operating room -- but it's no joke. With prostate cancer as the punch line, preserving erectile function and enjoying sex after prostatectomy surgery is no laughing matter.

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Robotic Prostate Surgery Details
Robotic Prostate Surgery Details

Robotic prostate surgeon, 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.

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Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer - Samadi Trifecta
Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer - Samadi Trifecta

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.

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PROSTATE CANCER NEWS - Prostate Surgery Takes a Team
PROSTATE CANCER NEWS - Prostate Surgery Takes a Team

Dr. Samadi promotes the benefits of a team when it comes to medical expertise.

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Surgeons at the Forefront (Part 2)
Surgeons at the Forefront (Part 2)

Part 2, Dr. David Samadi appears at the Times Center for "Surgeons at the Forefront" talking about his revolutionary SMART robotic prostate surgery and answering questions.

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Prostate Cancer Surgery -- Expertise in Robotic Oncology
Prostate Cancer Surgery -- Expertise in Robotic Oncology

Leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, comments on study from Duke University regarding the comparison of surgical outcomes from robotic prostatectomy surgery and traditional, open surgery. Dr. Samadi points out that the study involved few patients at an institution with lower surgical volume and unknown levels of surgeon expertise.

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Cardiovascular Risks Linked to Androgen Suppression Therapy
Cardiovascular Risks Linked to Androgen Suppression Therapy

Dr. Samadi explains that since testosterone is the fuel that drives prostate cancer, the key to treating it in the advanced stages where surgery is no longer feasible, is to use hormone therapy to cut the production of testosterone. He goes on to mention a new study coming out of Sweden in which 30,000 men were administered such treatments and results showed that over 40% of them went on to suffer either a heart attack or a stroke. Samadi also added that low insulin and diabetes were among other cardiovascular conditions found to be elevated in such cases.

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Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery – Academic Hospitals Best Choice
Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery – Academic Hospitals Best Choice

Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, joins Dr. Marc Siegel to discuss new research supporting the benefits of undergoing robotic prostate cancer surgery at teaching hospitals. Data reviewed indicates fewer complications, less blood loss and better outcomes than non-academic hospitals.

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Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Disease
Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Disease

Robotic prostatectomy expert, Dr. David Samadi discusses the concerning link between prostate cancer hormone therapy and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease. Stressing the importance of early diagnosis through PSA screening, Dr. Samadi explains that radiation and androgen deprivation therapy are used to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer. By lowering testosterone levels hormone therapy can delay the progressions of prostate cancer. However, reduced testosterone levels are linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other serious medical issues.

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2012 Prostate Cancer Focus: PSA Screening and Improved Surgical Outcomes
2012 Prostate Cancer Focus: PSA Screening and Improved Surgical Outcomes

Dr. Samadi, leading prostate cancer surgeon, continues to stress the importance and efficacy of prostate cancer PSA screening. Despite government health panel recommendations to the contrary, Dr. Samadi urges men to continue with annual PSA tests and discuss the results with their doctors, in conjunction with risk factor analyses. While not all elevated PSA levels indicate prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi believes the testing is invaluable in diagnosing prostate cancer. Acknowledging concerns over urinary and sexual function risks of surgery, he believes the medical community must concentrate efforts on improving surgical outcomes by bettering surgeon expertise.

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Cardiac and Prostate Cancer Surgery: Experience Make Best Doctor
Cardiac and Prostate Cancer Surgery: Experience Make Best Doctor

Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, sits down with Dr. Marc Siegel for discussion on the role of surgeon expertise in treating prostate cancer and cardiac disease. Their conversation includes mention of former President Bill Clinton’s cardiac surgery in 2010 and the fact that cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death in the United States.

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Dr. Samadi is interviewed on Fox & Friends
Dr. Samadi is interviewed on Fox & Friends

Dr. Samadi discusses the recent prostate cancer diagnoses of prominent politicians in the news. He also briefly discussed healthcare reform and reminded the audience it is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, advising men to get regular screenings.

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Knowledge is Power
Knowledge is Power

Dr. David B. Samadi, New York robotic prostate surgeon, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the importance of prostate awareness and the different types of prostate cancer treatments available to patients including robotic surgery.

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Dr. David Samadi is featured on Fox News --The Robot Is In
Dr. David Samadi is featured on Fox News --The Robot Is In

Dr. Samadi is featured on Fox and Friends to discuss robotic prostate surgery, prostate cancer screening tests, and new prostate cancer vaccine.

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Minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment
Less Traumatic Prostate Cancer Treatments Gaining Popularity

CBS 2 talks to the leader in the field of robotic surgery about a revolutionary new prostate cancer treatment. Prostate Cancer is now one of the most common cancer in American men. Men facing prostate surgery usually have a traditional operation, which involves large incisions and a long recovery time. New, less traumatic alternative for treating and removing prostate is available...

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Healthcare Reform, Scientific Freedom, and Robotic Prostate Surgery
Healthcare Reform, Scientific Freedom, and Robotic Prostate Surgery

Drs. David Samadi and Mark Siegel discuss new healthcare reform policies being considered by the Obama administration and the implications for many medical procedures that are provided to people and paid for by government programs. For example, robotic prostate surgery, a procedure that is performed by highly skilled surgeons, like Dr. Samadi, will be reviewed by an independent Medicare Advisory Board that will consider if the procedure is necessary or unnecessary based on the review of general treatment outcome data and overall costs. It's unclear if the Board will consider the performance of individual surgeons and health care providers in its decision to pay for robotic prostate cancer surgeries in the future.

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Prostate Cancer - The Survival Benefits of Robotic Surgery Over Watchful Waiting
Prostate Cancer - The Survival Benefits of Robotic Surgery Over Watchful Waiting

Over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.  The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study showing the long-term benefits of two different common methods of prostate cancer treatment, watchful waiting and surgical prostate removal (most commonly done now through a procedure called a robotic prostatectomy).

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Prostate cancer cure - Dr. David Samadi, MD
Dr. Samadi discusses prostate cancer cure and great quality of life after da Vinci robotic surgery, during a Fox News Interview.

Along with survival, the quality of care and quality of life are equally important for men, who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. We are now able to provide cancer cure, quality of care, and quality of life, which includes sexual function and continence, using da Vinci robotic surgery.

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Prostate Cancer ABC7 New York
Fight For Prostate Cancer

Surviving cancer is not just a physical challenge, it’s a mental one as well. For prostate cancer new procedures speed healing time, which can be crucial to getting back to normal routines. One of our runners today had the procedure recently. Here is his story…

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Robotic prostatectomy - Channel 12
How Robots Are Being Used to Remove Prostate Cancer...

Robotic Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive and less dramatic alternative to traditional surgery. This revolutionary and advanced prostate cancer treatment method profoundly reduces blood loss, pain, recovery time, and the familiar unwanted side effects of other treatments..

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Minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery
A minimally invasive surgery is widely accepted for many conditions but not until recently has robotic surgery explored as a treatment for prostate cancer...

Prostate cancer is a second leading cause of cancer of cancer just in men. It’s a serious problem with surgery as the only treatment option to completely remove the gland along with the cancer. But now patients have a choice: traditional open surgery or robotic prostate removal. It’s a medical advancement that doctors and patients consider to be the future of prostate cancer treatment

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