Dr. David Samadi: Treating Localized Prostate Cancer

Dr. David Samadi, a popular American urologist based at Lenox Hill Hospital, has comforting news for prostate cancer patients. According to him, prostate cancer is a treatable disease; Mitt Romney, Colin Powell, and John Kerry—who are famous American politicians—can attest to this fact.

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Romney’s case is the most recent. The former Republican presidential nominee discovered in 2017 that he had a slow-growing tumor in his prostate. Devastated, Romney sought the advice of Dr. Thomas Ahlering, who recommended the removal of Romney’s prostate through surgery. After a successful surgery at UC Irvine Hospital, Romney, like Kerry and Powell, is currently prostate cancer free.

Dr. David Samadi attaches a lot of importance to the method of treatment chosen. The experienced urologist is convinced that radiation therapy is the way to go, especially if a patient is diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. The encouraging news is that over 90 percent of prostate cancer patients are diagnosed with localized cancer, affecting only the prostate.

While a prostate cancer patient reserves the right to choose his preferred treatment method, Dr. David Samadi warns that radiation therapy breeds secondary cancers. Such cancers develop in either the rectum or bladder. In addition, prostate cancer patients who choose radiation therapy are at more risk of dying sooner than those who prefer surgery.

Dr. David Samadi, however, warns that surgery could result in severe complications if performed by an inexperienced urologist (s). Such complications include loss of urinary incontinence or sexual function. Dr. David Samadi encourages prostate cancer patients to vet urologistsoncologists based on the number of past successful surgeries.

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He is at the helm of Lenox Hill Urology Department and in charge of the medical facility’s robotic surgery. Dr. David Samadi and his team became part of Lenox in 2013. He previously worked at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. David Samadi started out his career at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. David Samadi is popularly known for his contributions to the prostate cancer research. His numerous research papers on matters prostate cancer have been published in leading medical publications. His Wikipedia profile indicates that he has over 35 publications, many of them revolving around prostate cancer, its diagnosis and treatment.

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