In 2017. 161.360 people were diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer; in 2018 the American Cancer Society is predicting that approximately 164,690 men will be diagnosed. Mitt Romney was one of the men diagnosed in 2017. The former presidential nominee of the Republican party chose surgery to treat his prostate cancer.
According to Dr. David Samadi, the surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Ahlerling was successful and the chances of cancer or secondary cancer from treatment re-occurring are extremely promising. Romey is one of the 6 in 10 men diagnosed with prostate cancer who are older than 65 at the age of 70. He is also not the first politician to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly cancer; John Kerry and Colin Powell were both diagnosed and consequently, both had successful surgeries to remove the prostate and cancer.
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland which is a walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid when a man ejaculates during intercourse. Around the world, prostate cancer is one of the common cancers among men. To have a better understanding of prostate cancer, here is an overview of the disease from diagnosis to treatment: Learn more: https://goo.gl/R5Qfx6
Dr. David Samadi is known as one of the top oncologists for prostate cancer in the United States. Dr. David Samadi does not just treat prostate cancer, however; he also treats prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. All of which can be secondary cancers from the effects of radiating prostate cancer. He performs open and laparoscopic surgery on his patients and specializes in robotic surgery has performed about 7,000 surgeries assisted by robotics as of 2018. Samadi is known for the SMART technique that he developed and his astounding 90% success rate in his patients to remain cancer free after removing the prostate. 83% of his patients also regain their sexual function after surgery.
The critically acclaimed doctor is frequently consulted by Fox News for his expertise on many topics concerning health, especially men’s health-related topics. From January 2011 to June 2013, Samadi served as the Vice Chair of Urology at the world famous Mount Sinai Medical Center. Currently, he practices through Lenox Hill Hospital as the Chief of Robotic Surgery. He is also the Chairman of Urology and is working to make their program a premier destination for Urology patients. He uses the Davinci prostate surgery at Lenox Hill and works with the same team he had from Mount Sinai.
Dr. Samadi earned his medical degree from Stony Brook Medical School and completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. A proctology Fellowship was completed through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and an additional fellowship was completed at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil to specialize in robotic surgery.