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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,...

2012-11-15 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...

2012-10-29 19:21:19

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned surgeon Dr. Inderbir Gill, Chairman of the University of Southern California's Institute of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, will be performing a robotic outpatient, urethral catheter-free radical prostatectomy using the latest daVinci Si robotic surgery system at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at the miVIP Surgery Center in Beverly Hills. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/LA02239LOGO-a)...

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...

2012-09-19 02:29:48

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Florida urologist questions the ethics as well as the place of the scientifically unproven robotic prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. In addition, he believes that the use of PSA derivatives and kinetics, instead of using the total PSA, may minimize particularly the evaluation of men with a commonly false-positive PSA. "This very basic but well-known healthcare concern represents a major...

2012-09-17 02:25:36

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices announced today results of a study published in the journal Nature.com demonstrating the utility of the MarginProbe technology in prostate cancer surgery. The prototype device, developed by Dune Medical, was designed to enable use of Dune's patented radiofrequency spectroscopy technology in radical prostatectomy procedures, to aid surgeons in complete removal of the prostate gland while achieving negative surgical...

2012-09-13 10:29:21

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the best efforts of prostate cancer experts, the media, and widespread Prostate Cancer Awareness Month articles, the facts of prostate cancer recovery remain unclear to many. Dr. David Samadi, developer of the SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) robotic prostate surgery, helps men work through the common fears, worries, and even misconceptions about prostate cancer treatment and understand the beneficial role of surgery....