The Life of Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi is married to Sahar Danielpour. They are blessed with two children, and the family lives in Old Westbury, New York. Samadi pursued his first degree at the Stony Brook University. He specialized in biochemistry. In 1994, he earned his degree in medicine and two years later went for training at Montefiore Medical Centre. Ever since he was young, David wanted to be a doctor and so moving to the U.S. in 1984 was the beginning of his journey to his childhood dreams.

Following the dramatic escapade from Iran in 1979 when the Iranian Revolution began, he had a hard life with his brother when they sort asylum in Belgium. This experience shaped their personality and lifestyle to becoming resilient and hardworking in times and places where most kids their age would consider things for granted. Dr. David Samadi is currently the head of the urology department as well as robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Samadi specializes in treating prostate cancer, including other residual secondary cancer forms like bladder cancer and urologic diseases. His experience and expertise in laparoscopic robotic prostatectomy has opened up many opportunities. As of 2018, he had done over 7,000 surgeries on prostate cancer patients. Dr. Samadi is adamant with pushing the agenda of awareness to the public considering cancer has become the second highest cause of death for humankind.

In his experience, Dr. Samadi points out that most men who are affected by this disease are retired. A case in example is that of Mitt Romney, the former presidential Republican nominee, who underwent surgery and has since recovered. He is 71 years of age as of 2018. In 2017, 161,360 cases had been reported regarding prostate cancer. For 2018, it is estimated that there would be more than 164,600 cases.

Prostate cancer is treated with radiation or surgery. According to recent studies, most patients who undergo radiation tend to develop secondary cancer forms close to the treated area. This is common in the event the disease has spread to other residual body parts. Other studies have also proven that patients that choose radiation therapy tend to have twice the probability of dying from the disease as opposed to individuals that went for surgery. Dr. Samadi highly recommends surgery is the ultimate treatment. In his experience, he states that most patients that first went for radiation make it harder to treat cancer in other residual parts in the event it is noted the cancer had spread.


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