Dr. David Samadi was born in the Persian Jewish region in Iran, where he lived until age 15. At this age, David and his younger brother moved to Belgium. David always had aspirations of becoming a doctor. When arriving to America, David finished high school in Roslyn, NY and had a full scholarship to The State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received a degree in biochemistry.
Dr. David Samadi came up with the SMART surgery in 2007. SMART stands for Samadi, Modified Advanced Robotic Technique. This is a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi has a website which features live video streaming every Sunday at 12:30pm. The live streams are called “Sunday Housecall”. Each live stream has a specific topic. Viewers are able to submit a question before the actual stream and have them answered live.
Dr. David Samadi has a verified Facebook page with a very large fan base of over 500,000 likes, and over 500,000 followers. Even though Dr. Samamdi is well known for his work with prostate cancer, his posts range from hysterectomies, to dieting. Dr. Samadi is also present on Twitter, although it seems his Twitter and Facebook are linked.
From 2006-2011, Samadi was awarded with the Best Doctors in Cancer award and New York’s Best Doctors award. In 2013, he was awarded with the Patient Satisfaction award and the John Kingsley Lattimer award. More recently, he received the Best Urologist in New York award. Samadi was featured in Forbes Magazine and in 2009, he was acknowledged in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue.
Dr. Samadi recommends surgery over radiation when treating prostate cancer because of of certain risks associated with radiation. Samadi says that Mitt Romney is not the only politician who has suffered from prostate cancer. Colin Powell and John Kerry also suffered from this. Samadi reports that Romney’s prognosis is good after a successful surgery.
In an interview with Ideamensch, Samadi discussed his SMART surgery when asked what ideas he has brought to life. He states that he wake up before 5am and gets his day started, making it to the office by 6. Dr. Samamdi tells Ideamensch that he is more concerned with quality than quantity, when it comes to his patients. Samadi persuades the readers to invest in technologies because the area of robotics will improve in the future.
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