Why Dr. David Samadi Developed His SMART Operation for Prostate Surgery

David Samadi, MD, is an internationally recognized urologic oncologist who performs surgeries such as prostate surgery. He has done both open traditional therapy as well as laparoscopic surgery. He has received extensive training in robotic plastic surgery. He is the Chairman of Urology at New York City’s Lennox Hospital as well as the Chief of Robotic Surgery.

As one of the foremost experts in his field of medicine, he invented the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique, or SMART. This is a minimally invasive form of surgery which is robot-assisted. He says that his SMART method dramatically cuts down on complications that many men have after other forms of prostate surgery. It’s not nearly as damaging to nerves in the area which can cause issues such as lost sexual function.

Dr. David Samadi has been working with the same team of medical professionals for most of his career. He says that he has built a top-notch team that knows what to do and where to be at all times during a surgery. Together they have performed over 7,000 successful robotic prostate surgeries. Almost 90% of his patients are free of cancer after he has done surgery 83% regain their sexual function.

He has been on a number of different media outlets over the years. He had a long-running show on Fox News Live, Sunday Housecalls, where he was the host. He has also been one of this news channels consultants and contributors. Other media he has made appearances on are Good Morning America, Forbes, and The Mission WMCA AM 570.

Dr. David Samadi completed his fellowship in 2002 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He became a member of the American Urological Association Society of Urologic Oncology. Prior to his work at Lenox Hill Hospital he has also worked at Columbia Presbyterian and Mount Sinai Medical Center, both in New York.

He was born in Iran. As he is Jewish, he and his brother had to flee this country when the Iranian Revolution happened. They made their way through Europe before being allowed into the United States. They attended high school in New York. He was able to earn a degree in chemistry at Stony Brook University that was paid for by a full scholarship. After this he focused his education on becoming a urologic oncologist because he wanted to help people and because he found the robots to be fascinating to work with.