Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, gave medical input to an article by the Huffington Post titled “Dr. David Samadi: Mitt Romney’s prostate cancer prognosis good after successfully treated with surgery.” This article provides an update on the health status of the previous Republican presidential candidate as he disclosed in January that he underwent prostate surgery last year to remove a tumor in his prostate. It is speculated that because he has started to become transparent with his health condition, he may plan on campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah (Huffington Post, 2018).
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 22, 2016
Dr. David Samadi is famously known for making multiple appearances on Fox News to give his opinion on various health matters. In addition to appearing on Fox News, he also frequently blogs and authors publications on a variety of surgical matters as well as hosts “World Health News,” a radio talk show that discusses different topics surrounding the medical community. Dr. Samadi spent high school at different schools in Belgium, London, and the United States. He then graduated with a degree in biochemistry from Stony Brook University, completed medical school at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and then specialized in Urology by studying at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After finding his medical specialty Dr. Samadi then decided to investigate the needs of his cancer patients by finding innovative ways to treat cancer using minimally-invasive surgical techniques (Crunchbase, 2018).
The article in the Huffington Post discloses that Mitt Romney’s surgery was performed at UC Irvine Hospital by Dr. Thomas Ahlering. Mr. Romney joined a shockingly high statistic of men who also have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society guess that there will be “about 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer will be confirmed” in 2018 (Huffington Post, 2018). The average age of diagnosis for prostate cancer is 66 years old. Dr. Samadi admitted in the article that he usually provides a recommendation of surgery over radiation for cancer treatment. The main reason behind such a recommendation is due to the fact that men who have been exposed to radiation have a statistically higher chance of developing a form of secondary cancer due to side effects from the radiation (Huffington Post, 2018). Dr. Samadi has dedicated his life to increasing the longevity of his patients by thinking creatively and using techniques that fit their healthcare needs.
Crunchbase. (2018). Dr. David Samadi. Retrieved from www.crunchbase.com/person/dr-david-samadi