Mitt Romney is a real-life example of how new technologies can save lives every single day. In March of 2017, the Utah Senator and Presidential nominee was diagnosed with one of the most common forms of cancer for men: prostate cancer. Not knowing what to do, Romney consulted his doctor, who gave him the rundown of his options. Of course, being close to 70, Romney could choose to live with the cancer for the time he had left. He could also go through radiation therapy to try to get the cancer out. He could also go through traditional surgery. While surgery seemed like the best decision, there was always the chance that Romney would never regain certain sexual and bladder functions as an after-effect. Luckily, doctors like Dr. David Samadi had a new type of treatment that was being rolled out to help men cope with this illness.
The new treatment was called robotic surgery, and it had just started to be used by doctors on a wider scale to treat all types of ailments. Dr. David Samadi is one of the best surgeons from prostate cancer using these robotic treatments. He has performed over 7,000 of these treatments and has helped millions of men in their battle with cancer. Mitt Romney underwent the treatment without a hitch, and he is now cancer free thanks to the work of Dr. Samadi.
The trick of this new treatment is the use of robotics to increase the precision of the surgeon and get rid of the costly human errors that are associated with these surgeries. Prostate gland removal requires surgeons to work in extremely tight areas of the body, and the chances of additional damage because of small movements is extremely high. Now, these new robotic surgeries allow surgeons much more leeway when it comes to movement and being able to cut out the effective area, and the incisions are so precise that there is often very little blood loss and loss of other bodily functions. Dr. Samadi remains one of the best in the business.
Dr. David Samadi earned his Master’s degree from the State University of New York and his Doctorate from Montefiore Medical Center. He has worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Department at Henri Mondor Hospital, the Urology Department at Mount Saini, and is currently the Chief of Robotic Surgery and the Chairman of the Urology Department at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.