How Dr. David Samadi has Become Known Around the World As a Urologist Oncologist

Dr. David Samadi is an internationally known urologist oncologist who has operated on people around the globe. After graduating from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2002 he joined Columbia Presbyterian. At this New York City hospital he was the director of laparoscopic surgery. In May 2007 he became the chief of robotic surgery at another New York City hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center. In January 2011 he was also named as their new vice chair of urology.

In June 2013, he was named as the chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospitals, positions he is still in. Over the course of his career he has performed over 7000 surgeries, most of them with the same team he formed early in his career. Dr. David Samadi mainly does robotic prostate surgery. He is one of the worlds foremost experts on urologic cancer and how to successfully treat it. He has performed extensive research into how to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it using advanced robotics.

Dr. David Samadi came up with his own form of prostate surgery he dubbed as SMART. This stands for Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique. Conventional prostate surgery requires open surgery that often damages nerves in the area leading to a number of negative side effects like difficulties having sex and going to the bathroom. SMART is a noninvasive surgery from which patients can successfully recover from much faster than open surgery. He says he measures success by removing all of the cancer from his patient’s prostate, how quickly they can return to having sex, and how quickly they regain control over their urinary tract. He says that 89% of the patients he has performed this surgery on have remained cancer-free.

One of the reasons that Dr. David Samadi is so widely known is that he has been on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Housecall for a number of years. He presently co-hosts the show along with Dr. Marc Siegel. They answer viewers questions, take calls, and bring in medical experts for interviews. This show appears every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Past episodes can also be found at his website, The website is called Samadi TV and it includes episodes going back years. The website also features interviews he has given over the years such as on Good Morning America.

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