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Dr. David Samadi: From Refugee to Chief of Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Samadi is the quintessential success story. Persian-Jews born and raised in Iran Dr. Samadi and his brother were made refugees by that country’s 1979 Islamic revolution. Their quest for safety took them to Belgium and England. Even under such difficult circumstances, Dr. Samadi continued his education. Ultimately, the Samadi brothers reached the US were David graduated High School. The first college degree he earned was in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University.

Today, Dr. David Samadi is Lenox Hill Hospital’s Chief of Robotic Surgery. Drawn to medicine by one simple desire, to help people he has always wanted to be a physician. After graduating Stony Brook School of Medicine and completing his post-graduate work at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine he became a board-certified urologist.

His skill sets include the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases and cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder. During his affiliation with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he treated prostate cancer using traditional surgical procedures.

It was at that time that he first learned of robotic prostate surgery. He acquired the skills to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy under the tutelage of Professor Claude Abbou of France’s Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil.

The foray into robotic surgery was the turning point of Dr. Samadi’s career. He has since refined the methods taught him by Professor Abbou to make robotic surgery even less invasive. That was only one of the innovations he has developed while practicing medicine.

The Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment (SMART) has made robotic surgery so efficient that Dr. Samadi and his team can perform five robotic surgeries a day without compromising patient care. SMART also eliminates post-surgical issues like impotence and incontinence by preserving the nerves attached to the prostate. Dr. Samadi has found that because of his SMART technique men are less likely to postpone undergoing prostate surgery.

Dr. Samadi is first and foremost a healer, but in order to be a healer, he must perforce also be a businessman. In order for his practice to thrive Dr. Samadi depends upon the recommendations of prior patients. With a 90% cure rate among the more than 7,000 patients, Dr. Samadi and his team have treated that shouldn’t be a problem.

Dr. Samadi attributes his success to two factors. Greater efficiency through rigid adherence to a routine and creating a family type dynamic within his staff.

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