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2010-10-18 17:25:10

A first-ever, long-term study of patients who underwent robot-assisted surgery to remove their cancerous prostates found that nearly 87 percent of them had no recurrence of the disease after five years. The findings were reported in this month's issue of the European Urology journal by a team of Henry Ford Hospital researchers led by Mani Menon, M.D., an internationally recognized pioneer in the use of high-precision surgical robots. In an editorial accompanying the article, the author wrote...

2010-10-13 18:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Following recent FDA approvals for prostate cancer treatment medications from Dendreon and Sanofi-Aventis, a new study shows that the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer were prolonged almost four months on Abiraterone, a new medication from Johnson & Johnson. The drug, which could reach the market in 2011, is positive prostate cancer treatment news with the potential to change clinical practice by providing a new treatment option for aggressive...

2010-10-05 12:51:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report from San Francisco General Hospital, low-income men are more likely to have advanced prostate cancer compared to their financially secure peers. "As of right now, the reason behind this statistic is not because of a lack of access to quality medical care since many of the study's patients had had routine prostate cancer screening," said Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine...

2010-09-29 17:26:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi invented the SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) by using the oncologic principles for prostate cancer treatment he has learned in his long career and combining them with his open radical prostatectomy skills. He then took those two skill sets and applied them to a highly nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy approach, which he employs as the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai...

2010-09-29 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest medical robotic conference will convene Jan. 13-16, 2011 at the Wynn Las Vegas. It will bring together world leaders in robotic surgery and alternative therapies for benign and malignant diseases of the prostate. Hosted by the Henry Ford Vattikuti Urology Institute and the Vattikuti Foundation, the four-day International Robotic Urology Symposium 2011 will showcase experts in robotic surgery who will share their strategies, results and best...

2010-09-21 18:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A board-certified urologist and oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer, Dr. David B. Samadi is proud to announce the launch of his SMART Surgery website, www.smart-surgery.com. The website features details on his signature SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique), which he employs as the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at...

2010-09-14 15:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, the first step to undertake is how to treat it. Patients can be easily overwhelmed by the prostate cancer treatment advice offered to them by their doctors, friends or family, as well as the amount of information on prostate removal and robotic surgery they find on the Internet. "This can easily add to a patient's stress level, especially when they are trying to decide between a traditional open or robotic...

2010-09-08 17:35:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. "Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and is currently the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States," said Dr. David B. Samadi, a robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Now during National Prostate Cancer...

2010-08-25 16:07:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting in September, President Obama's Affordable Care Act will go into effect. The act mandates free preventative services such as cholesterol or breast cancer screenings and tetanus shots. But the question is, will doctors and patients take advantage of these new preventative services? "Unfortunately, thanks to our American healthcare system, we have been programmed to focus on treatment and not prevention," said Dr. David Samadi, a urologic oncologist...

2010-08-17 15:58:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study by The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), new evidence proves the safety of a robotic prostatectomy with the lowest complication rates in prostate cancer treatment. This comes as no surprise to Dr. David Samadi, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, who has performed over 3,000 successful robotic prostate surgeries in the fight...


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