Prostate

Treating Your Prostate Right

Lenox Hill Hospital has recently opened its new state-of-the-art Prostate Cancer Center in Manhattan under my leadership.  The center will specialize in the treatment of prostate cancer, both pre- and post-surgery.  Lenox Hill Hospital and Prostate Cancer Center focus on patient centered care, where the patient and family are included in all medical decisions.   The dedicated staff will ensure that each patient is treated with comfort and compassion during their time with Lenox Hill.  We have multilingual staff to provide each patient with a concierge service that includes assistance with travel, accommodations and translation services, among other services as needed.

The Prostate Cancer Center is equipped with the latest technology and medical equipment so you can be sure you are receiving the best possible care. Thanks to an experienced surgical team (to date, 5000 surgeries strong!), not only is the prostate cancer cure rate 97% in our patients, but 85% regain sexual function post-prostatectomy.  With our dedicated staff, your care will begin from the first moment you speak with someone about your diagnosis, continue throughout your path to a cure and far after your treatment. Our staff prides themselves on fast, friendly and efficient service, which means you, the patient, will not spend your time waiting for care, but rather receiving it.

About Prostate Cancer:

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system.  It is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in American men, over the age of 50.  More than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States.  The main function of the prostate is to produce semen, which transports sperm during ejaculation.  Normally, the prostate is small, about the size and shape of a walnut.  The prostate gland is located below the bladder, encircles the urethra, and is in front of the rectum.

 

Treatment:

Robotic Prostatectomy:

Robotic Prostatectomy is the latest in minimally invasive surgery, offering the most recent advances in robotics and computer technology for a patient with prostate cancer.  This method is preferred over others because it has the most important advantages for the patient.  Benefits include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Key-hole incisions
  • Little pain
  • Low risk of bleeding and infection
  • Quick healing
  • Small scars
  • Minimal risk of becoming impotent or incontinent
  • 3D view
  • 10x magnification
  • No need for tactile feedback

This system allows surgeons to be even more precise when removing the cancerous prostate gland in its entirety. Other treatment options include traditional radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

About the Team:

Dr. David B. Samadi is a board-certified urologist and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer.  Dr. Samadi has personally performed over 5,000 robotic radical prostatectomies using the latest Da Vinci robots, which is more than any other surgeon in the USA.   Dr. Samadi, his operative team and office team have worked together for the past 10 years; there is a sense of family here which cannot be mistaken.  Likewise, each patient becomes part of the family, and curing you from this silent killer known as prostate cancer is a personal fight we will continue fighting.

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Author: David B. Samadi, MD - Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital - Medical Contributor

Dr. David B. Samadi is the Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery and Lenox Hill Hospital, and Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in New York City. He is a board-certified urologist and an oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologist diseases, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer, and specializes in advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi developed his own SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) surgery for the robotic removal of cancerous prostates.

Visit website: www.roboticoncology.com

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