Dr. David Samadi: Surgery Versus Radiation Procedures for Treating Prostate Cancer

Although prostate cancer is among the leading causes of death in men, Dr. David Samadi —a board-certified urologist—is optimistic that with the right urologists, men have better chances of beating back prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi uses Mitt Romney, Colin Powell, and John Kerry—all of whom beat prostate cancer—to argue out his case that prostate cancer is indeed a manageable condition.

Dr. David Samadi is of the view that the method chosen to combat prostate cancer—surgery or radiation—is a significant determinant of whether a patient beats cancer or otherwise. Romney, Powell, and Kerry each chose surgery, and they are grateful for their decisions. Dr. David Samadi openly vouches for surgery over radiation.

Over the years, Dr. Samadi has established that men who opt for radiation have lower chances of surviving prostate cancer than men who decide to undergo surgery. Statistically, men treated with radiation are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer and one-and-half-times likely to die sooner than men treated through surgery. In addition, radiation exposes men to the possibility of developing secondary cancer such as cancer of the rectum and cancer of the bladder. And the decision to go the radiation way may be irreversible. Dr. David Samadi stresses that urologists find it challenging to perform surgeries on prostate cancer patients who have undergone radiation and for one reason or the other want to undergo the surgical treatment procedure.

Although surgery may seem the superior method of treatment, Dr. David Samadi says it is applicable only when prostate cancer is localized, meaning that it is present just in the prostate gland. In addition, the experience of a urologist come into play when surgery is the preferred method. The number of successful surgeries heshe has performed and other pertinent issues including sexual function after surgery are critical.

Dr. David Samadi

Also known as a celebrity doctor, Dr. David Samadi is based at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is an experienced urologist, and he is in charge of the hospital’s urology department and robotic surgery. Dr. David Samadi has practiced his specialty in many leading medical institutions including Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Apart from extensive media exposure, Dr. David Samadi regularly contributes to the field of medicine, especially research on prostate cancer. His papers, and those he developed alongside others, have been published in leading medical journals such as “Case Reports in Urology.”

Dr. David Samadi’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/DrDavidSamadi/