International Prostate Cancer Expert Joins Lenox Hill Hospital

David B. Samadi, MD, world leader in robotic prostate surgery, named new chair of the urology department at Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

New York, NY, July 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Joining Lenox Hill Hospital as Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery and Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, David Samadi, MD brings much more than his a staff of 20 dedicated professionals. Dr. Samadi's robotic prostate surgery expertise and his highly successful Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART) procedure are widely regarded by international patients seeking prostate cancer treatment in the United States.

Board certified in urologic oncology and trained across traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery, Dr. Samadi is a rare find for men facing prostate cancer, regardless of their nationality. Among his more than 6,000 prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer patients, many are from overseas.

Now at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Samadi is leading the development of a Prostate Cancer Center dedicated to prostate cancer research, diagnosis, and state-of-the-art treatment. Using the da Vinci Surgical System robot and his own SMART surgery, Dr. Samadi will continue delivering superior results in prostate cancer cure rates and post-surgery sexual potency and urinary control.

"International patients are an integral part of my practice," said Dr. Samadi. "My staff supports that vision and so do my new colleagues at Lenox Hill. I look forward to being part of the Lenox Hill Prostate Cancer Center's global success."

Men travelling to New York for Dr. Samadi's robotic prostate surgery receive total family care from start to finish. His experienced staff personally guides patients through their U.S. robotic prostate surgery, assisting in travel arrangements and all pre- and post-surgery details. While surgery in a foreign land can be daunting, men and their families are quickly welcomed into Dr. Samadi's family of patients and receive the logistical and emotional support needed to ensure recovery success.

In recent years, Dr. Samadi has also travelled overseas to perform robotic prostate surgery in the Netherlands and his homeland, Israel.

"Access to quality medical care is a worldwide challenge and while robotic surgery is on the rise, many international surgeons don't yet have the experience needed for success," said Dr. Samadi. "The opportunity to work side-by-side with international prostate surgeons improves their skills and mine. I share my SMART surgery, they share their knowledge, and prostate cancer treatment improves for all patients."

In addition to the new Lenox Hill Hospital Prostate Cancer Center, 485 Madison Avenue, between 51st-52nd Streets, in Manhattan, patients can also find Dr. Samadi online at Offered in seven different languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, and Hebrew, his website serves as a premiere resource for the latest in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Learn more about traveling to the U.S. for robotic prostate surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital by calling Dr. Samadi's experienced team at 1-212-365-5000.

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David B. Samadi, MD