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How Dr. David Samadi Became A Pioneer In New Methods To Treat Prostate Cancer

Dr. David Samadi is a celebrated surgeon who serves at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City as their Chief of Robotic Surgery. His specialty is urology. He was born in Iran and his parents raised him in Persia. After the Iranian Revolution he, along with his brother, was made to leave their home and he ended up in Belgium. While they were in Belgium without their parents, they made the best of it with David focused on starting a career in medicine. His specialty as a urologist was set when he observed a prostate cancer procedure as a student and decided that would be his life calling.

It was at the Stony Brook School of Medicine that Dr. David Samadi earned his medical degree. He worked at Montefiore Medical Center to complete his postgraduate training. His specialization in urology was completed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Over the course of his professional career he has now completed a remarkable 7,000 prostate surgeries. He developed a whole new method of performing these surgeries which he calls SMART which is short for Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment. After surgery and follow-up care, about 90% of his patients are free of cancer.

Along with performing surgeries, Dr. David Samadi has also become a popular figure in the media as an expert on prostate cancer and other medical issues. He once was the host of “Sunday Housecall” where he fielded medical questions for five years. He has also had a radio show and a related website where he shares his knowledge. He is also a contributor to Fox News Health on the Fox News Channel where he shares current medical discoveries and other issues in the industry.

The way that Dr. David Samadi treats prostate cancer is unique. His method, which makes extensive use of robotics, is an approach that is less invasive than the conventional surgical approaches used by others in his field. It is not only safer and easier to recover from but it is also more effective as so many of his patients live free of cancer after having him perform their surgery.

Dr. David Samadi says that his career exploded in 2000 after he worked in France for a period of time. Surgeons in France had been using a laparoscopic method to perform prostate surgeries while American doctors were using conventional methods. His pioneering work in laparoscopy is what led to his success in treating patients and getting the attention of media.

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How to Prepare for a Lifeline Screening

As we get older our bodies begin to break and become more susceptible to diseases and viruses. Genetic make up also begins to play more of a factor as family history starts to become more of a factor. While every ailment can’t be cured, thinks to the fine men and women of Lifeline Screening, people are able to get the jump on issues that could pose a problem in the future.

What is Lifeline Screening?

They are a preventative health screening company that specializes in identifying health issues before they become serious. To date they’ve detected over 2.7 million cases of potential atherosclerosis and plaque buildup, revealed over 2.2 million cases of elevated heart attack and stroke risk, identified over 120,000 cases of critical vascular disease and screened over 8 million people since 1996.

Are the screenings invasive?

There are three kinds of preventitive screenings that Lifeline offers: Ultrasound, fingerstick blood and limited electrocardiograph screenings. Each one serves to detect some risks better than the other. For example, when trying to detect critical vascular disease, an EKG would be conducted. Most of the screenings require very little to no preparation, and with the exception of the fingerstick blood screening most screenings are non invasive. Here are some examples:
What else can I expect?
• Carotid artery disease- short sleeved open collar shirt
• Atrial fibrillation – no watch, no pantyhose, cell phone turned off, loose clothing
• Glucose (type 2 diabetes) – fast for 12 hours prior to screening

There are a total of 11 steps to go through to complete your preventative health screening. They are:
What are the benefits?
• Check in at the Welcome desk
• Fill out your paperwork
• Proceed to screening area upon name being called
• Blood testing by finger prick (not offered in all states)
• Measurements (Height, weight and body)
• Bone density screening
• PAD screening
• Irregular heartbeat screening
• Carotid Artery Screening
• AAA Screening
• Have a good day

The benefits are piece of mind and knowledge. The piece of mind to know that you’re doing fine and have a lot more life to live. The knowledge of what’s going on with your body so that you can make whatever life changes to get yourself back on track.

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