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2012-12-14 08:24:51

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the volume of prostate cancer tests and treatments, experts and their patients are continually challenged to predict the disease's course and apply the most appropriate treatment. Now, two new diagnostic innovations - the PCA3 urine test and a more targeted prostate biopsy technique - could refine the way doctors diagnose prostate cancer and, subsequently, the way patients elect to treat it. (Photo:...

2012-12-05 12:25:10

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave men a free pass on their annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Many prostate cancer treatment experts, including robotic surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, worry that pass could cost some men their lives. In the November Health Radar newsletter published by NewsmaxHealth, Dr. Samadi called the USPSTF recommendations "irresponsible" and detailed his conservative and thorough...

2012-12-03 16:24:28

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of patients undergoing RALP (robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy) surgery for localized prostate cancer do not regret their treatment decision, according to findings published in The Journal of Urology, December 2012, http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022-5347(12)04453-9/abstract. Analysis indicates the primary factors contributing to postoperative quality of life, and therefore satisfaction or dissatisfaction with treatment choice,...

2012-11-16 20:20:54

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer, like many medical conditions, varies in presentation, treatment options, and outcomes. Undeniably, patients rely on the Internet for early education about their prostate cancer diagnosis or to fill information gaps from doctors. We use the Internet to research nearly every facet of our lives, and our physical wellbeing is no exception. But can we trust what we read? Better yet, can we understand it? (Photo:...

2012-11-15 12:28:02

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A variety of medical conditions and treatments can contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED). After robotic prostate surgery, it is common for men to experience short-term sexual potency issues. Dr. David Samadi's SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) robotic surgery greatly reduces the risk of nerve bundle damage and delivers superior prostate cancer treatment results. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/NY13851 ) To...

2012-11-09 12:25:52

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Men are presented with many options when it comes to protecting their prostates. From the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, to active surveillance, to prostate cancer treatments, decisions abound. Those who are diagnosed with prostate cancer - typically through a PSA test, digital rectal exam (DRE), and prostate biopsy - must then decide whether or not to act. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121109/NY09663 ) David Samadi, MD,...

2012-11-02 15:23:17

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, top robotic prostatectomy SMART surgeon, knows a thing or two about prostates. In fact, he's successfully removed more than 4,000 of them from men with prostate cancer. But cancer isn't the only prostate problem out there. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or hypertrophy, is an overgrowth of prostate cells causing an enlarged prostate gland. Dr. Samadi is also a leader in BPH surgery, performing significantly more TURP and...

2012-10-24 07:30:45

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter's just around the corner, but colder temps are no excuse for hibernating or storing extra fat. Unlike our grizzly counterparts, big bellied men are actually carrying around some pretty "big" health concerns. "As your waistline grows, so do the risks," cautions prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, who has successfully performed more than 4,000 SMART robotic prostate removal surgeries, many on overweight men. (Photo:...

2012-10-15 15:23:42

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You've made the decision to have a radical prostatectomy for your prostate cancer. You've read the benefits of robotic surgery, you selected a surgeon, you've even shared the news with close friends: "I'm having robotic surgery." It sounds impressive, but what exactly does it mean? Despite explanation from your prostate surgeon, it's normal to be somewhat unclear about the procedure details. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/NY93169...

2012-10-09 15:25:19

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotic prostate surgery is often favored as the next big thing in prostate cancer treatment, but its value is repeatedly called into question. Do the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery outweigh the expense? How much more expensive is robotic surgery? In the delicate world of prostate cancer and saving lives, at what point does price matter? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121009/NY89604 ) Dr. David Samadi, innovator of the Samadi...