Dr. David Samadi-The Pioneer of SMART Surgery

December 4th, 2017

Dr. David B Samadi has earned a name for himself as a prostate cancer surgeon. Having performed over 7,000 robotic prostate surgeries, he is undisputedly one of the best prostate surgeons in New York. Samadi is also distinguished for his revolutionary SMART surgery technique which is executed using a da Vinci robotic system.


David Samadi was born and grew up in the Iran. In 1979, at the age of 15 years, Samadi accompanied by his younger brother left Iran to pursue education in Belgium. Samadi later went to the United States where he completed his high school education and later graduated with a degree in biochemistry. He went on to earn his MD at the Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1994.

Samadi studied urology and proctology and by 2000, he was through with an oncology fellowship in proctology. He later went to a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship in France which he completed in 2002.

Samadi landed his first job at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital before joining Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 2007 as the Vice Chair of the Urology Department and the Head of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Samadi was reported as New York City’s highest paid doctor in 2012. He was earning $7.6 million. In 2013, Dr. David Samadi moved to Lenox Hill Hospital where he currently serves as the Chief of Robotic Surgery and the Chair of Urology. He was also appointed as a Professor of Urology at LIJ
School of Medicine.

David Samadi’s Interview With Ideamensch

In an interview by Ideamensch, Samadi disclosed information about a new surgery technique he was working on. The technique dubbed, “Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique” abbreviated as “SMART”,goes against the norms of getting rid of prostate. Many surgeons use a procedure known as “nerve sparing prostate surgery” to peel off nerves before getting rid of the prostate. This can result in serious side effects such as impotence and incontinence. This is one of the reasons many men take long
before they seek treatment.

Dr. David Samadi’s approach is aimed at separating the prostadiscte with microscopic precision to prevent damage to the sphincter and nerves. Samadi is looking forward for this technique to be proven and published.

When asked to explain one strategy he can attribute to his prosperity, Samadi said that it was the fact that he gives 200 percent to each of his patients. He explained how his patients had his phone number and complete access to him 24 hours a day. He also noted that the special floor he designed for his patients was ranked the highest in Manhattan on a patient satisfaction survey conducted by Press Ganey. According to Samadi the trust that his patients have in him is the reason for his success as a surgeon.

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