David Samadi, in his contribution in the Huffington post, welcomed the news of the former Republican presidential candidate’s prostate cancer treatment. Dr. David Samadi said that prostate cancer when diagnosed and treated early, results in better chances of survival for men. Other high profile men who have been treated of the same include Collin Powell and John Kerry. He noted that advanced age of the individuals and their health history are some of the factors that led to the diagnosis.
Dr. Samadi also encouraged surgical treatment of cancer, stating that use of radiation might result in further complications. He said that using radiation to treat prostate cancer might result in other cancers due to the effect of radiation. Men treated with radiation were twice likely to die than men treated via surgery, those treated via surgery were also likely to live longer than their counterparts treated via radiation. Prostate cancer is common among older men, with the average age of those suffering from it being 66.
David Samadi and his brother came to the United States from Iran during the 1979 revolution in Iran. He studied in Belgium then went to London before getting into the United States. He graduated from Rosyl High in New York and got a full scholarship at Stony Brook to study Biochemistry. He graduated in 1994 and then trained in urology as a postgraduate trainee for four years in different medical centers. Dr. Samadi then did his medical fellowship in France, doing proctology till 2002.
Dr. Samadi began work in 2007 as the deputy head of Mt Sinai Medical School’s Urology department. He was also the robotics departmental head at the same school. He then moved to the Lenox Hill as head of similar department. He also took up a job as a professor at Hofstra North Medical School where he taught urology. His reputation as a surgical doctor is widespread, having done over 7,000 successful surgeries. Dr. Samadi has also been acclaimed for developing SMART; an innovative way of surgical treatment of prostate cancer. His specialty is in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladders, and kidneys. He prefers handling patients in small groups so as to better understand the best way or technique to use in treating each patient. He has been named as the highest earning doctor in New York City, making over $7.6 million. Mr. Samadi offers free consultations for any man who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.