Robotic Surgery Expert Dr. David Samadi, MD Determines Live Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgeries During Israel Trip A Success

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NEW YORK, December 29, 2010 - Dr. David Samadi, the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of
Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in
New York City, wrapped up his groundbreaking trip to Israel with the
completion of six successful robotic prostate cancer treatment
( surgeries. Via these prostate cancer
( surgeries, three of
which were televised live, Samadi demonstrated his SMART technique (Samadi
Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) to 50 Israeli urologists, who were
invited to attend and learn his robotic surgery
( skills.

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Dr. Samadi performed the very first SMART surgery robotic prostatectomy
( ever at
Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, northern Israel, utilizing the hospital's
newly acquired da Vinci robot. "The surgery has now moved Rambam to the
forefront of world-class hospitals that offer prostate removal with the da
Vinci surgical system," said Samadi. Working closely with Dr. Jack Baniel of
the Rabin Medical Center Petah Tikvah, Israel, and Dr. Jacob Ramon of Chaim
Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv, Samadi launched this
international effort to mentor colleagues in Israel on his SMART Surgery
Technique and share his surgical skills.

Dr. Samadi, a pioneer surgeon in the field of robotics, performed all six
robotic prostatectomies, with a minimal amount of blood loss, in less than
two hours each. The surgery at Rambam was the first SMART surgery technique
ever performed in Israel. Rambam Medical Center serves as a referral center
for eleven hospitals in the Tel Aviv region, unifying all fields of medical
science and employing a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment
- an approach that Samadi readily identifies with.

"I undertake robotic surgery with an open traditional and laparoscopic
background, and in treating my patients, I take into account many different
factors when prescribing prostate cancer treatment," said Dr. Samadi, whose
website is a clearinghouse of prostate cancer
and robotic prostatectomy information. "Robotic surgery allows 97% of my
patients to regain urinary control, and 85% to regain sexual function and it
helps me perform better with superior visual accuracy and a bloodless field."

Dr. Samadi also performed another live surgery at Tel Hashomer on
Christmas Day, which was televised live on Fox News at 10:45 am EST on
Saturday, December 25th. Samadi was excited to share his knowledge with the
urologists in Israel during this weeklong educational trip. He said, "The
future was brought to Israel today."

To view videos related to Dr. Samadi's trip to Israel, please visit the
links below, or visit his website at for
additional background information:

"SMART" Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Comes to Israel:

State of the Art Prostate Cancer Treatment Brought to Israel:

Dr. Samadi Performs Rambam's First Robotic Prostatectomy:

    CONTACT: Dr. David B. Samadi
    Vice Chairman, Department of Urology
    Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Ph: +1-855-DRSAMADI


Dr. David B. Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, +1-855-DRSAMADI, +1-212-241-8779

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