Taking Care of Prostate Cancer with Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association. He is also an associate professor at Northwell School of Medicine. He has also been featured on several television shows, including Fox & Friends, on discussions regarding the health insurance of men and women. Dr. Samadi got his first practice at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital before becoming the vice chairperson of the Department of Urology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He, later on, became the chief of minimally invasive surgery and robotics in the same hospital. He was named the highest paid surgeon in 2012 when he made $7.6 million. He was made the head of robotic surgery and the urology department at Lenox Hill Hospital later in 2013.

David Samadi was born to a Persian Jewish society in Iran but was later forced to leave the country for Belgium as a result of the Iranian Revolution. Together with his brother who at the time was only 12 years old, they managed to further their studies in Roslyn, New York. Dr. Samadi, later on, pursued his childhood dream career, becoming a doctor, at Stony Brook University in 1994. This was after earning his first degree in biochemistry. He also went on to be trained in urology and proctology at Montefiore Medical Centre and Albert Einstein College Medicine respectively.

In 2017 alone, the number of men that had been diagnosed had risen to 161,630. Most of these men were aged 60 years and above. The American Cancer Society has stated that 2018 will see a possibility of at least 164,690 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Recent statistics have shown that the average age for diagnosis on this disease stands at 66 years.

There are two primary treatment methods for prostate cancer, including surgery and radiation. According to Dr. Samadi, surgery is normally the best option. However, the choice normally lies with the patient. Therefore, he has to take the initiative of explaining the merits and demerits of both methods and let the patient choose what works best for them.

From a personal perspective, he points out that treating prostate cancer using surgery ensures the patient has up to 100 percent survival rate after the surgery. In addition, patients who go through with surgery recover quicker. Besides, it becomes easier to treat any side effects that could come as a result of the surgery, including the development of secondary cancer formations.

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