David B. Samadi
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Urology
American Board of Urology
MD, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook Sch. of Med
Residency, General Surgery
Montefiore Medical Group
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship, Laproscopic & Robotic Surgery
Henri Mondor Hospital
Fellowship, Urology Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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David B. Samadi, M.D., is the Chief of Robotics and Minimal Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is one of the very few urologic surgeons who are trained both in oncology and robotic surgery in the United States. He performed the first robotic prostate cancer surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. To date, Dr. Samadi has performed well over 3800 robotic prostate surgeries and the results are very pleasing for his patients.
Dr. Samadi is a board certified urologist and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer. He is a leader in prostate cancer treatment and robotic prostate surgery.
Robotic Surgery Expertise
Dr. Samadi is one of few surgeons in the New York City area and one of only five surgeons in New York State qualified to perform a robotic prostatectomy, and he uses the da Vinci surgery system.
He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and in urology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He went on to do an oncology fellowship in urology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a robotic surgery fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil in France under the mentorship of Professor Claud Abbou.
Dr. Samadi is a member of the American Urologic Association and the American Medical Association.
Listen to Dr. Samadi discuss minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery that reduces downtime and blood loss.
Listen to Dr. Samadi discuss prostate cancer surgery and regaining control of urinary functions.
Watch Dr. David Samadi as he gives a true "inside" look at robotic prostatectomy.
Watch an animated demonstration of Dr. Samadi's robotic prostatectomy
In the News
Dr. Samadi and his work with Robotic Prostate Surgery have been profiled on all major TV news and radio stations in New York. He has been offered many opportunities to participate in his own radio show to help people understand how prostate cancer, caught early is treatable and how to educate people on being more in tune with their bodies to stay healthy.
Dr. Samadi and his work with Robotic Prostate Surgery were recently profiled in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.
Read the commentary by David B. Samadi, MD, Simon J. Hall, MD, William K.Oh, MD, and Richard G. Stock, MD, "Fighting Round Two: Recurrent Prostate Cancer" that appeared in the New York Times on June 8, 2010.
Watch Dr. David Samadi on the Today Show with Al Roker discuss protecting men from Prostate Cancer.
Robotics safety concerns featuring Dr. David Samadi - Watch the Video
Dr. David Samadi breaks down robotic prostate surgery - Watch the Video
Lavery HJ, Brajtbord JS, Levinson AW, Nabizada-Pace F, Pollard ME, Samadi DB. Unnecessary imaging for the staging of low-risk prostate cancer is common. Urology. 2011 Feb; 77(2):279.
Lavery H, Xiao G, Nabizada-Pace F, Mikulasovich M, Unger P, Samadi DB. ‘Mohs surgery of the prostate’: the utility of in-situ frozen section analysis during robotic prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2011 Mar; 107(6):975-9
Brajtbord J, Lavery H, Jacob B, Mccash S, Samadi DB. Continuing robotically? The completion of a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy after laparotomy. J Endourol. 2010 Oct; 24(10):1613-6.
Lavery HJ, Senaratne P, Gainsburg DM, Samadi DB. Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy in a patient with Hemophilia A: Case report and review of perioperative management. JSLS. 2010 Jul-Sep; 14(3):439-41.
Brajtbord JS, Lavery HJ, Nabizada-Pace F, Senaratne P, Samadi DB. Endorectal magnetic resonance imaging has limited clinical ability to preoperatively predict pT3 prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2010 Aug; in press.
Moskovic DJ, Lavery HJ, Rehman J, Nabizada-Pace F, Brajtbord J, Samadi DB. High body mass index does not affect outcomes following robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Can J Urol. 2010 Aug; 17(4):5291-8.
Samadi DB, Muntner P, Nabizada-Pace F, Brajtbord JS, Carlucci J, Lavery HJ. Improvements in robot-assisted prostatectomy: the effect of surgeon experience and technical changes on oncologic and functional outcomes. J Endourol. 2010 Jul; 24(7): 1105-10.
Gainsburg DM, Wax D, Reich DL, Carlucci JR, Samadi DB. Intraoperative management of robotic-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy. JSLS. 2010 Jan-Mar; 14(1):1-5.
Pinkhasov RM, Wong J, Samadi D et al. Are men shortchanged on health? Perspective on health care utilization and health risk behavior in men and women in the United States. Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Mar; 64(4):475-87.
Pinkhasov RM, Shteynshlyuger A, Hakimian P, Lindsay GK, Samadi D, Shabsigh R. Are men shortchanged on health? Perspective on life expectancy, morbidity, and mortality in men and women in the United States. Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Mar; 64(4):465-74.
Lavery HJ, Patel S, Palese M, Kasabian N, Gainsburg D, Samadi DB. Combined robotic radical prostatectomy and robotic radical nephrectomy. JSLS. 2010; in press.
Akhavan A, Levinson AW, Muntner P, Nabizada-Pace F, Samadi DB. Risk stratification and early oncologic outcomes following robotic prostatectomy. JSLS. 2009 Oct-Dec; 13(4):515-21.
Lavery HJ, Nabizada-Pace F, Carlucci JR, Brajtbord JS, Samadi DB. Nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy in preoperatively high-risk patients is safe and efficacious. Urol Oncol: Seminars and Original Investigations. 2010; in press.
Carlucci JR, Nabizada-Pace F, Samadi DB. Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: technique andoutcomes of 700 cases. Int J Biomed Sci. 2009; 5(3):201-208.
Lavery HJ, Samadi DB, Thaly R et al. The advanced learning curve in robotic prostatectomy: a multi-institutional survey. J Robot Surg. 2009; 3:165–169.
Rehman J, Chughtai B, Guru K, Shabsigh R, Samadi DB. Management of an enlarged median lobe with ureteral orifices at the margin of bladder neck during robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Can J Urol. 2009 Feb; 16(1):4490-4.
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ResearchProstate cancer, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, bladder cancer, robotic cystectomy, kidney cancer, kidney transplant, erectile dysfunction.
Sebrow D MD, Lavery H MD, Brajtbord J MD, Hobbs A MD, Levinson A MD, Samadi D MD. Monitoring validated quality of life outcomes after prostatectomy: intial description of novel online questionnaire.. Urology 2012 February; 79(2): 314-9.
Diefenbach M Ph.D, Mohamed N Ph.D, Butz B Ph.D, Bar-Chama N MD, Stock R MD, Cesserati J MD, Hassan W MD, Samadi D MD, Hall S MD. Acceptability and preliminary feasabilityof an internet /CD-ROM-based internet education and decision program for early-stage prostate cancer patients; randomized pilot study.. J Med Internet Res 2012 January; 14(1): e6.
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