Throughout his career, Dr. David Samadi has been blessed with the foresight to see and adapt to changing technologies and times in prostate surgeries and exams. In a recent Q&A, he discussed the way that his work and his mindset have affected him and the people he works with the most. One of the most valuable, and yet undervalued professions, Dr. David Samadi said, are the nurses. Among the best money he’d ever spent was a parting monetary gift for a retiring nurse friend, so that she may have a little extra enjoyment in her retirement. This reflects a greater attitude he feels more businessmen and doctors should embrace, of treating their co-workers like family – eating, spending vacations, and experiencing the varied emotions of their jobs together.
Dr. David Samadi became famous for pioneering the use of laparoscopic technology, as learned in France, to improve upon prostate surgeries. He also studied robotic surgery techniques in Creteil. With the use of precision robots, the rate of complications went down, and the positive results of the surgeries increased. The method is now known as the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique, or SMART, and has helped prevent many health problems including incontinence and sexual dysfunction, which can occur after prostate surgeries.
He now serves as the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lennox Hospital in New York City, where he has honed many of the groundbreaking procedures of his career. Throughout his life, he has served patients in over 40 countries, diagnosis and treating prostate diseases.
As a result of his fame and success, Dr. David Samadi has frequently appeared on Fox News to give his perspective on legislature impacting health care and medicine in the United States. He even hosts a radio show called “World Health News” from New York City and frequently writes and blogs about updates and changes within the world of medicine.
Dr. David Samadi attended various high schools in England, Belgium, and USA during his youth after fleeing post-revolution Iran. Despite those challenges, he still knew that he wanted to become a doctor. In the end, he graduated from Stony Brook University with a biochemistry degree, and continued onto its medical school where he graduated with accolades. He then trained and specialized in Urology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and became a practicing urologist with expertise at treating prostate, kidney and bladder cancers.