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Lenox Hill's Dr. David Samadi Performs Prostate Exams on Matt Lauer, Al Roker
Prostate Cancer Prevention: Dr. Samadi gives Matt Lauer, Al Roker prostate exams


In support of Movember, which raises awareness of men's health issues including prostate cancer, New York prostate surgeon David B. Samadi, MD appears on the TODAY Show to conduct prostate exams on the show's anchors. Performing a DRE (digital rectal exam) on Matt Lauer and Al Roker in just 34 seconds each, Dr. Samadi shows how easy this important test can be. An important issue relating to prostate health highlighted int the segment is the PSA level, which should be monitored by a urologist.

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Dr. Samadi gives Matt Lauer, Al Roker  prostate exams

Prostate cancer and PSA levels
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.

Prostate cancer and PSA levels: When should you worry?

Obesity and Prostate Cancer


Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss a new study that links obesity to a higher risk of prostate cancer.  The primary risks of prostate cancer are age, and family history but a recent study that looked at over 6,000 patients found that weight can increase the risk by 57%.  This information is incredibly useful because weight is something we can control so take steps to exercise and eat right to reduce your risk today.  

Obesity and Prostate Cancer

Cancer Deaths Down 20% Nationwide


Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss cancer trends across the US.  A new report released by the CA Cancer Journal has found that cancer deaths are down 20% nationwide. Advances in screening and healthier quality of life are behind this improved statistic.

Cancer Deaths Down 20% Nationwide

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer


Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about new developments in the diagnosis of prostrate cancer.  Dr Samadi has long been a supporter of the PSA test and new genetic tests hitting the market use new and more specific markers to identify who's at risk for prostate cancer.

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

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.  Dr Samadi touts the wildly successful Da Vinci robotic surgical system as an excellent surgical tool, but stresses the importance of an experienced and efficient surgeon, and surgical team to achieve the best results.

The Rise of Robotic Assisted Surgery

The Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment


Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the implications of a new study that suggest prostate cancer is being over-treated.  He explores the reasoning behind these findings and the advantages of choosing robotic surgery as a treatment method over more destructive options such as radiation therapy.

The Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Multivitamins Found to Have Cancer Fighting Properties


Dr. David Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss a new study that indicates taking a daily multivitamin can lower your risk of cancer by 8% for men and women over 50 years of age.

Multivitamins Found to Have Cancer Fighting Properties

Best Prostate Surgery


Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer robotic surgeon, discusses new research from Canada indicating that men who underwent prostate surgery from 1993-2006 could be at increased risk for needing a follow up prostate surgery.

Best Prostate Surgery

Faster FDA-Approval For Cancer Drugs


Leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, says faster new-to-market cancer drugs could be on the horizon.

Faster FDA-Approval For Cancer Drugs

Should Men Receive PSA Testing to Screen For Prostate Cancer?


A federal panel has established new guidelines regarding prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for healthy men of all ages.  Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert; robotic prostatectomy surgeon; and PSA screening advocate, provides his opinion on this controversial new decision.


Should Men Receive PSA Testing to Screen For Prostate Cancer?

Prostate Cancer - Anatomy of the Prostate Gland


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.

Prostate Cancer - Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

Prostate Cancer Statistics


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.

Prostate Cancer Statistics

Prostate Cancer PSA Test Saves Lives


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.

Prostate Cancer PSA Test Saves Lives

Robotic Prostate Surgery SMART Technique


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.

Robotic Prostate Surgery SMART Technique

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.

Prostate Cancer Surgery vs. Prostate Cancer Radiation

Robotic Prostate Surgery Details


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.

Robotic Prostate Surgery Details

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.

Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer - Samadi Trifecta

Prostate Surgery 3-in-1 Expertise at Mt. Sinai Medical Center


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.

Prostate Surgery 3-in-1 Expertise at Mt. Sinai Medical Center

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.

Why Choose Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery?

Study Shows Possible Connection Between Circumcision and Prostate Cancer Prevention


Prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi discusses a new observational study that shows that men who are circumcised at an early age may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer later in life than those who are not.

Study Shows Possible Connection Between Circumcision and Prostate Cancer Prevention

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.

Prostate Cancer Surgery -- Expertise in Robotic Oncology

The Benefits of Robotic Prostate Surgery


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.

The Benefits of Robotic Prostate Surgery

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.

Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Disease

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.

2012 Prostate Cancer Focus: PSA Screening and Improved Surgical Outcomes

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, uses Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to share reminders about early screening and treatment options. Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of a PSA level baseline test at age 40, with annual follow-ups at age 45. For those men who are high-risk - African Americans, older men, and those with a family history - annual screening should begin earlier.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Treatment Success Story - An Unusual Promise


Robotic prostatectomy expert, Dr. David Samadi, strikes an unusual deal with 1984 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, Steve Benjamin.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Success Story - An Unusual Promise

Prostate Cancer Screening News


Dr. David Samadi stresses the importance of prostate cancer screening, stating that men over 50 years of age should get a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test on an annual basis. Men with high risk factors for prostate cancer are advised to begin annual screening at the age of 40.

Prostate Cancer Screening News

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel - Rambam's surgeons Watched Live Surgery Performed By Dr. David Samadi


Rambam Health Care Campus has joined the elite group of world-class hospitals performing operations by means of the da Vinci surgical robot. Rambam's surgeons watched live video of the groundbreaking operation performed by Dr. David Samadi, a world leader in robotic radical prostatectomy surgery.

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel - Rambam's surgeons Watched Live Surgery Performed By Dr. David Samadi

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel, Dr. David Samadi at Rambam Hospital


Dr. David Samadi speaks at Rambam Health Care Campus' second annual Rambam Summit.

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel, Dr. David Samadi at Rambam Hospital

Dr. Samadi Discusses da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery on Channel 2 (Israel)


Dr. Samadi performed the very first SMART surgery robotic prostatectomy ever at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, northern Israel, utilizing the hospital's newly acquired da Vinci robot.

Dr. Samadi Discusses da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery on Channel 2 (Israel)

SMART Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Comes to Israel
"SMART" Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Comes to Israel


Dr. David Samadi has performed Israel's first ever “SMART Surgery” robotic prostate removal surgery at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, with three surgeries performed in total over the past three days.

"SMART" Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Comes to Israel

'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).

'The Survival Benefits of Robotic Surgery Over Watchful Waiting'

State of the Art Prostate Cancer Treatment Brought to Israel


Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chair of Urology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NY and developer of the "SMART Surgery" technique for robotic prostatectomy has recently performed the very first SMART surgery at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel.  


State of the Art Prostate Cancer Treatment Brought to Israel

Health on Today: Protecting Men from Prostate Cancer
Health on Today: Protecting Men from Prostate Cancer


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  Prostate cancer is a disease that affects 1 out of every 6 men. Early prostate cancer detection and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. The good news from Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive at Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, is that he's able to provide invaluable recommendations and guidance about prostate cancer screening and treatment. The average age of men with prostate cancer is 69, but there are several other factors (including genetic history and ethnicity) that can contribute to the likelihood of men developing this disease.

Today's Health - September 27, 2010

Health on Today: Protecting Men from Prostate Cancer

Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
Donald Sosin's Experience With Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy


This patient was offered many choices when he was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer. When it came down to radiation or surgery, he chose to remove the cancer, as he didn't want toxins in his body or any side effects. Robotic surgery was the ideal solution for him as his main concerns were urinary and sexual function, as well as recovery and cure. Donald was convinced he did the right thing, as he saw no change in his sex life or urinary function. He used a catheter for only one week and only had minimal pain. He took pain killers for a short amount of time and recovered quickly with no side effects. He would advise any prostate cancer patients to get rid of cancer, as it's unpredictable and every case is different. Greg would definitely do the robotic surgery again but sooner.

Donald Sosin's Experience With Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy

Greg Polvere's Da Vinci Robotic Prostate Surgery Story


This patient discusses his reasons for choosing Da Vinci surgery. He wanted treatment that totally eliminated cancer and he didn't want side effects. Da Vinci was the most technically exact procedure that got the disease out without side effects. He spoke to other people that got radiation treatment who had experienced tremendous fatigue. Greg did not want to experience that as he is very athletic and fit. He had a successful surgery, with minimal pain and recovery. He had a catheter for only 5 days, was walking 1-2 miles within a week and back to work within 2 weeks. He advises others who get diagnosed with prostate cancer to do research. Prostate cancer can be cured if caught early and removed, with minimal effect to sexual and urinary function.


Greg Polvere's Da Vinci Robotic Prostate Surgery Story

Hitting a Home Run in Robotic Surgery


Dr. Samadi discusses robotic surgery in today's world. He compares his surgical team to a baseball team, where each member has talent and a specific role. The job is to perform at their best in order to hit a home run each time.

Hitting a Home Run in Robotic Surgery

The Cyberknife  Prostate Cancert Treatment
The Cyberknife Treatment


The cyberknife technology for prostate cancer consists of a robotic arm, which is controlled by a computer. The computer dictates angles of radiation and gives focused treatments, sparing the delicate surrounding tissues. It allows for tracking of the target with seeds, which is the only form of radiation to achieve this. It provides unparalleled accuracy and can allow for the acceleration of doses.

There are low secondary side effects, such as rectal/bladder cancer malignancy, incontinence, impotence and low morbidity, which is better than other forms of radiation. The total dose is less than half of the standard dose, but since it's given in 5 days, it is much more powerful.

Fox News, 4:00

The Cyberknife Treatment

Prostate Cancer Care and Treatment


Every year 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.  Robotic surgery is a revolutionary method to treat prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi is a leading expert in prostate cancer care and treatment. This video provides an overview of Dr. Samadi's expertise and his robotic surgery program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC.

Prostate Cancer Care and Treatment

Meet the 'Medical A-Team'


The future of robotic surgery: Dr. Manny shows Dr. Samadi performing robotic surgery. Samadi discussed his interest in robotics and his views on the future of robotic technology. He believes robotics will play a big role, as well as diverse, comprehensive surgical experience.

Meet the 'Medical A-Team'

An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 3


“I want men to know that prevention is stronger than a cure,” said Lazzaro. “It’s better to be proactive, find it earlier, and if you are a candidate, to get it removed.” Being proactive is key, said Lazzaro, and so is being informed and surrounding yourself with talented, positive people like Dr. Samadi and his staff at Mt. Sinai.  That, says Lazzaro, “is the recipe for a quality of life after prostate cancer.”

An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 3

Dr. David Samadi Appears on Greek Television


Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chair of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, is featured in a Greek-language TV advertisement demonstrating a robotic prostatectomy surgery.

Dr. David Samadi Appears on Greek Television

Dr. Samadi Discusses FDA Warnings on Prostate Cancer Medications


Dr. David Samadi advised patients on prostate cancer medications to talk to their doctors about the new FDA warnings. These prostate cancer medications can cause diabetes, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. The drugs lower testosterone levels and give men symptoms of menopause. Samadi believes it's best to cure prostate cancer early on with robotic surgery, which completely removes prostate cancer and brings PSA levels to zero. Prostate cancer can't be prevented but healthy diets and exercise help.

Dr. Samadi Discusses FDA Warnings on Prostate Cancer Medications

Fathers Day Prostate Cancer Screening


Dr. Samadi urges prostate cancer screening as we near Fathers Day. Prostate cancer is a silent killer, with no symptoms whatsoever. But if it's caught early, prostate cancer has a 95% cure rate. Dr. Samadi's surgical experience along with the use of da Vinci technology not only cures patients, but also gives them a better quality of life by saving sexual function and urinary control.

Fathers Day Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate Cancer Risk May Be Reduced By Drinking Coffee Regularly According To Harvard Study


Man who drink coffee regularly can lower their risk of prostate cancer. The Harvard study found that the highest coffee drinkers had about 20% lower risk of regular cancer and a 60% of the deadliest form of the disease.

Prostate Cancer Risk May Be Reduced By Drinking Coffee Regularly According To Harvard Study

New Study On Prostate Cancer Screening Effectiveness


Dr. Samadi discusses his thoughts on a new study in the British Medical Journal that states that there is no benefit to prostate cancer screening.

New Study On Prostate Cancer Screening Effectiveness

Study Suggests Avodart May Prevent Prostate Cancer


Dr. David Samadi breaks down what the GlaxoSmithKline drug Avodart can do. Dr. Samadi discusses how not all men should take Avodart. The drug inhibits testosterone and prostate enlargement. However it only lowers the slower type of prostate cancer and not the aggressive type. He would only give the drug to those with an enlarged prostate or a family history. The side effects include reduced libido, cardiac issues, but may also help baldness. But it also reduces the PSA which is what Samadi uses as a benchmark for tracking prostate cancer.

Study Suggests Avodart May Prevent Prostate Cancer

I Beat Prostate Cancer!


A prostate cancer patient of Dr. David Samadi describes the success of his robotic prostate removal surgery. His cancer was very aggressive, but because of robotic surgery, which removes the prostate through the abdomen, he was cured, regained continence and confirmed that there is a sex life after prostate cancer.

I Beat Prostate Cancer!

An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 2


“Dr. Samadi was the clear cut choice for me, not only because of proximity but because of his experience, residencies and fellowships,” said Lazzaro. He appreciated the fact that Samadi could perform open/traditional, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and that Samadi handles all of his operations himself from beginning to end.

An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 2

Avodart May Prevent Prostate Cancer
Study Suggests Avodart May Prevent Prostate Cancer


Dr. Samadi discusses how not all men should take Avodart. The drug inhibits testosterone and prostate enlargement. However it only lowers the slower type of prostate cancer and not the aggressive type. He would only give the drug to those with an enlarged prostate or a family history. The side effects include reduced libido, cardiac issues, but may also help baldness. But it also reduces the PSA which is what Samadi uses as a benchmark for tracking prostate cancer.

Fox Business - April 6, 2010, 2:57

Study Suggests Avodart May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Pick Experienced Surgeons


Dr. Samadi discusses advantages & disadvantages of minimally invasive prostate removal surgeries in response to a recent Harvard Medical School study. The study showed that patients experienced more urinary control and sexual function complications. However, Dr. Samadi asserted that the surgeon's experience is paramount to the technology in avoiding these complications.

Pick Experienced Surgeons

Dr. Samadi Discusses Robotic 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.

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

Prostate Cancer Prevention


Dr. David Samadi discusses prostate cancer as a serious health issue for men. Over 27,000 die from it each year, making it the 2nd leading cause of death after lung cancer. Screening and detection are very important. Men need to ask for PSA test in their yearly exam, and keep a record of the scores. The scores may be normal, but must be looked at for velocity & changes over time. Frequent urination sometimes indicates an enlarged prostate gland.

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Dr. David Samadi is featured on CBS News to discuss robotic prostate surgery.


There is a new high technique in the fight of prostate cancer - robotic prostate surgery. This CBS News report describes how Dr. David Samadi's robotic surgery technique saves lives. Using the robotic surgery technique, patients are often discharged the same day of surgery with minimal post operative complications.

Dr. David Samadi is featured on CBS News to discuss robotic prostate surgery.

An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 1


Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro shares his experience with the surgeon who saved his life, Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

An Interview With Prostate Cancer Survivor Dr. Theodore Lazzaro: Part 1

Dr. Samadi Discusses Operating on radio host Curtis Sliwa


Dr. Samadi discusses today's operation to be performed on Curtis Sliwa, radio host on WNYM (970 AM) and founder of the Guardian Angels.

Dr. Samadi Discusses Operating on radio host Curtis Sliwa

Dr. David Samadi at the Santiago Conference in the Dominican Republic


At this conference Dr. Samadi discussed his unique SMART Surgery technique, the advantages of robotic prostate removal, and the future of robotic surgery.  Dr. Samadi believes that in the future doctors will be able to perform surgeries on patients remotely thanks to the advances in robotic surgery technology.

Dr. David Samadi at the Santiago Conference in the Dominican Republic

Dr. Samadi On Robotic Surgery - "Ask Dr. Manny"


Dr. David Samadi gives viewers of the “Ask Dr. Manny (Alvarez) Show” (Fox News), a true “inside” look at robotic prostatectomy. Samadi, “the king of robotic surgery” as deemed by Alvarez, demonstrates his skill with robotics, the “new era of surgery,” where precision is the key.

Dr. Samadi On Robotic Surgery - "Ask Dr. Manny"

Management of Sexual Dysfunction
Management of Sexual Dysfunction


Dr. Samadi discusses erectile dysfunction and the stigma attached to it. He encouraged men to discuss the problem with their partners to decrease anxiety, which could improve sexual function. He said there are physical and emotional aspects to this condition, which are very damaging. However, communication can help mitigate negative effects to relationships. Treatment options include medical, physical and emotional history, such as anxiety or depression. Hormonal levels fluctuate with age or time of day, so these should be monitored. Medical issues include high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes or obesity. Treatment includes oral medications, vacuum pumps, suppositories and penile implants. He also responds to viewer's emails.

Fox New - January 25, 2010, 6:03

Management of Sexual Dysfunction

The Future of Robotic Surgery


The future of robotic surgery: Dr. Manny shows Dr. Samadi performing robotic surgery. Samadi discussed his interest in robotics and his views on the future of robotic technology. He believes robotics will play a big role, as well as diverse, comprehensive surgical experience.

FoxNews.com, 5:23

The Future of Robotic Surgery

Our Future Is Already in the Hands of Robots


Every day humans are in need of help from robots. David B. Samadi, MD, the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City is showing and explaining how a prostate removal surgery is performed with the help of a robotic system called the da Vinci Robot. Using this system is a less traumatic and minimally invasive alternative for treating and removing prostate cancer. The da Vinci robotic system enables surgeons to overcome many of the shortcomings of both open prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

CBS News, 9:31

Our Future Is Already in the Hands of Robots

Discussing 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.

Discussing Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery on Good Day New York

Robotic Prostate Surgery - Pick Experienced Surgeons


Dr. Samadi discusses advantages & disadvantages of minimally invasive prostate removal surgeries in response to a recent Harvard Medical School study. The study showed that patients experienced more urinary control and sexual function complications. However, Dr. Samadi asserted that the surgeon's experience is paramount to the technology in avoiding these complications.

Fox News, 2:30

Robotic Prostate Surgery - Pick Experienced Surgeons

Dr. Samadi - Prostate Cancer Medications and New FDA Warnings


Dr. David Samadi discusses the list of prostate cancer drugs that now require FDA warnings. These drugs are often used as last resort when prostate cancer surgery fails or if prostate cancer has spread to the bone. The drugs lower testosterone which raises the risk of these issues. He advised patients to work with doctors to check their sugar levels, heart function and PSA levels as these prostate cancer medications can cause diabetes, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. Prostate cancer can't be prevented, but race, genetics and family history play a big role. Screening should begin at 40. He advised that not all prostate cancers are slow growing, an elevated psa does not indicate cancer and not every prostate cancer needs treatment.

Fox News, 5:06

Dr. Samadi - Prostate Cancer Medications and New FDA Warnings