Dr. David Samadi is more than just a well-known board-certified urologist, he is also a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery. As Chief of Robotic Surgery at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Samadi is often asked about the work he does in the diagnosis and treatment of urological related conditions as well as in robotic surgery. He describes his typical day as extremely busy. He generally is out of bed by 4:30 in the morning and at work by 6:00 am. On average, Dr. David Samadi is scheduled to perform surgeries two or three days a week. He also makes sure to check on all of his patients before he leaves work for the day, to ensure all is going well.
In addition to holding the title of Chief of Robotic Surgery, Dr. Samadi is also Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill. While he uses his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders such as kidney and bladder cancer, he specifically works toward advancing these processes as they pertain to prostrate cancer. In discussing some of the latest ideas in the field of robotic surgery, Dr. David Samadi relates his latest developments in the creation of a new technique for removing the prostrate. Referred to as SMART, this technique is being developed in an effort to spare the surrounding nerves from obtaining damage during removal.
There is a certain process associated with bringing new ideas to fruition. Since he has a photographic memory, Dr. David Samadi often finds it easier to problem solve by drawing. Any time a new thought about a technique enters his mind he takes time to draw it out through illustration in order to preserve the moment. These drawings can then be compiled and analyzed by his team to bring about the best results possible. As an experienced professional, Dr. Samadi also believes having a positive attitude is an essential quality when working with others.
Although many people might be familiar with Dr. David Samadi as the host of a weekly television show called Sunday Housecall, he has actually held a number of positions within the medical field since his graduation from New York’s Stony Brook School of Medicine. His first practicing position was at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Soon afterward he became a faculty member at the Sinai School of Medicine, which is also where he was first appointed to the position of Chairman of the Urology Department.
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