Dr. David B. Samadi is a Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York. He is currently affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York, where he acts as Director of Men’s Health. Dr. Samadi is one of the nation’s leading urologic oncologists specializing in robotics and minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer. He is a leader in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectom. Up to date, dr. Samadi has performed over 7000 robotic prostate surgeries.FIND OUT MORE
B.S. Stony Brook University
M.D. Montefiore Medical Center
Henri Mondor - Creteil, France
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Director of Men's Health at St. Francis Hospital
Chairman of Urology Dept. at Lenox Hill Hospital
Chief of Robotic Surgery
Program Director of Urology Residency
Fox News Contributor and member of Medical A Team
Chief Medical Correspondent AM 970 NYC
Dr. Samadi has had a challenging childhood and teenage years, marked by the Iranian Revolution back in his home country. The unstable political environment forced his parents to make a drastic decision: send David and his younger brother to study abroad, in Belgium. The two brothers ended up living separated from their family during their adolescent years, all the way to college.
As the oldest brother, David Samadi had to take care of his sibling and, at the same time, make his parents proud and their sacrifice worth it. This turned him into the hard working, caring, dedicated and responsible doctor he is today.Read more
The path to becoming a urologist is a strenuous one, marked with years and years of studying, residency, written papers and, most of all, working with everyone in the medical team to achieve the best results for the patients.
Dr. Samadi started high school in Belgium, but completed it in New York. He went on to graduating Stony Brook University, earning a degree in biochemistry and then attending Stony Brook School of Medicine. A residency in urology followed, along with a fellowship in proctology and one in robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi dedicated his vast experience and knowledge to medical students and urologists around the world by speaking at conferences, lectures and writing publications in prestigious medical journals.Read more
Working in New York’s most prestigious hospitals, dr. Samadi has seen thousands of patients and treated each one of them with professionalism, care, kindness and dedication. Along with his team, he has performed more than 7000 robotic prostatectomies.
Since July 2019, Dr. Samadi has been named Director of Men’s Health at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. This is where he performs all the surgeries and procedures that require a safe and clean environment, hospitalization conditions and state-of-the-art technology, including the daVinci® robotic surgical system.
September is prostate cancer awareness month, being the second most leading cause of cancer death in the US. Doctor David Samadi says the key is early detection.
But how can we prevent prostate cancer?
Scientists have yet to discover a sure way to prevent prostate cancer. A series of factors that can’t be controlled have been identified as playing a certain part: age, race and genetics. There are, however, some tips for lowering your risks of cancer. The best way to prevent prostate cancer is to get tested and know your blood test, go for your exam and make sure your doctor checks your prostate to find out if there are any abnormalities or nodules. The number of prostate cancer patients speaks for itself: 32000 men die every year, 1/6 men in America have prostate cancer. The disease is a silent killer because there are no symptoms in the early stages. You may have prostate cancer and absolutely don’t know what is going on.
So at what age should you be getting tested for prostate cancer and how often?
If you are over the age of 45 and haven’t gone through a screening yet, you should do that immediately. According to the stage of your diagnosis (routine check or suspected of prostate cancer), doctors recommend several tests that detect prostate cancer. Factors such as being African American or having a family history of prostate cancer might determine your doctor to suggest testing at an earlier age.
Both prostate examination and a PSA test should be implemented for every man over the age of 45 because a lot of the times nodules may be present in patients that scored a normal PSA test. PSA really is prostate tissue, it is fantastic that we have this test, if it goes up it may be indicative of infection, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer.
If your tests indicate abnormal modifications to your prostate you should immediately make an appointment to a specialist like Dr. David Samadi, in order to discuss treatment options in case of prostate cancer and to establish a course of action. A lot of cases don’t require removal of the prostate and Dr. David Samadi M.D. is familiar with solutions that don’t imply invasive surgery.
Not every diagnosis of prostate cancer is of high-risk. 60% cases of prostate cancer are not life threatening and, for that kind of patients, an expert may implement active surveillance. However, 40% of the cases that are moderate or have an aggressive form usually need surgery. One of the reasons why David Samadi at Lenox Hill Hospital prefers surgery over radiation is the fact that the former facilitates a very accurate staging of the disease, by getting cancer out and getting a zero PSA level. Radiation will be deemed necessary just in cases where the cancer comes back and strictly as plan B.
For more information about prostate cancer, you should definitely check out David Samadi’s website prostatecancer911.com – there’s a lot of options if you got prostate cancer or if you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer. You need to be in the hands of experts who deal with prostate cancer all the time.
BRYANT H., AGE 53
I am 53 years old and still in love with my wife of 32 years. We have five children and one precious daughter-in-law. I am the pastor of a church in Alabama. Our youngest child left for college and within a week of her departure I was told that I had prostate cancer.
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 12 years ago, so I have been diligent about getting my PSA checked every year. The score had almost doubled in one year. My primary care doctor sent me to the urologist in NYC immediately. My urologist set an appointment for me to have an MRI, which indicated large lesions one on each side of the prostate.
Paul, age 62
Two years ago, I underwent radical prostatectomy surgery performed by Dr. Samadi. For all the men & women who fear the surgical side effect, I urge them to see Dr. Samadi.
He’s not only a brilliant surgeon, but he’s an available and compassionate person with whom you can trust your life and health. I strongly recommend that if anyone is facing with prostate cancer, please don’t be afraid. Give a call to Dr. Samadis’ office and meet his excellent team ready to support your special needs.
David Elliott, age 64, prostate cancer survivor
Reflecting on life, I have come to realize just how precious it is, and how in a split second, it could change drastically and not for the better. After all, “we are just visiting here.”
I am in the autumn of my career in the telecommunications industry, with nearly 46 years of service. Over the course of my career, I have worked side-by-side with many wonderful people. Unfortunately, many have passed on, mostly from cancer, and way before their time.
Bernie, age 79, diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer
At age 79, I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and referred by my urologist in NYC to Dr. David Samadi. Though leery of my status as a robotic surgery candidate, weeks later I sat before Dr. Samadi for an appointment I will never forget. With a reputation that precedes him, Dr. Samadi was described to me as a “magician” who “should wear a cape when he enters the room.” It felt imperative that he operate on me; my life depended on it.
During the appointment, my wife Marlene by my side, it was clear that Dr. Samadi saw me as a whole person, not just a 79 year old with aggressive prostate cancer. We talked about my lifestyle, my exercise routine, my sexual behavior and my overall health. I left that appointment with a surgery date on my calendar and a strong optimism about the procedure ahead.
Throughout the entire process Dr. Samadi’s team was remarkable. Tressa and Anna walked us through surgery preparation and invited us to call with any questions. We had questions, we called and they were always answered with warmth, understanding and respect.
The big day, June 27th, finally arrived with an early start. During the procedure, the anesthesiologist was by my side and Dr. Samadi was seated a short distance away at the robot. Though very anxious, I was quickly put at ease by Dr. Samadi’s entertaining bedside manner. In the OR he shared that he and his wife had just heard the song, “That’s Amore” the night before. As he began to sing, the anesthesiologist and I joined in and before I knew it the surgery was over and I was in recovery.