In 2017, over 160,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Six in ten cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men over the age of 65. Mitt Romney, Republican presidential nominee, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer at age 70. He underwent prostate surgery at UC Irvine Hospital and has been given a good prognosis. When men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, they can choose to have radiation treatment or surgery. Prostate surgeon Dr. David Samadi recommends surgery if the cancer hasn’t spread beyond the prostate gland. He explains that patients are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to those who are treated with surgery. Radiation also runs the risk of exposing men to rectal or bladder cancer due to its side effects.
Dr. Samadi also states that removing your prostate via surgery can give you a 100% chance or survival. If radiation is chosen prior to surgery and then the cancer spreads, your rate of survival drops to only 30%. Dr. Samadi recommends that you discuss all of your options with an experienced urinologist in regards to the rate of cancer return, sexual function and urinary continence after removing the prostate.
Dr. Samadi is a compassionate prostate surgeon that has helped men of all ages treat their problems. He is known as one of the best prostate surgeons in the world thanks to his performance of over 7,000 robotic prostate surgeries. He is dedicated to helping you improve your quality of life after undergoing prostate surgery. He is the only surgeon that has ever used the da Vinci robotic system to perform the SMART surgery technique.
Dr. David Samadi is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Urologic Association. His research focuses on early detection of prostate cancer which can be extremely hard to detect. 90% of patients that are tested early where prostate cancer is at its early stage are cured. Dr. Samadi performs 15 prostate surgeries on any given week. He uses only the most cutting edge technology, performing robotic laparoscopic surgery. When using the robotic prostate surgery method, less damage is done resulting in little down time. Many of Dr. Samadi’s patients are able to leave the hospital within 24 hours of surgery and more