SMART Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Comes to Israel – Dr. David Samadi at Fox News

Dr. David Samadi of the Fox News Medical "A-Team" has performed Israel's first ever "SMART Surgery" robotic prostate removal surgery at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, with three surgeries performed in total over the past three days.

Robotic prostate removal has several advantages over traditional prostate removal surgery including less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and a better post-operative quality of life regarding urinary control and sexual function.

Dr. Samadi says that the learning curve for robotic prostate surgery is steep, and that he's excited to have the opportunity to share his knowledge and to learn from the Israeli team in order to better serve patients.

Over the next few days Dr. Samadi will be performing live surgeries in Tel-Aviv and demonstrating his high-tech technique called SMART surgery to other doctors. SMART surgery aims to preserve the nerves around the prostate relating to sexual function. The surgeries are performed in an hour and a half and will be telecast to doctors in Israel.

Dr. Samadi believes that the future of robotic surgery lies in teleconferencing and telementoring to share techniques and experience between doctors around the world. He says that the concept of telesurgery where operations can be performed on patients over long distances could one day be a reality.

Dr. Samadi has been collaborating closely with Dr. Jack Baniel of Rabin Medical Center and Dr. Jacob Ramon of Tel Hashomer Hospital to mentor fellow colleagues in Israel on his SMART Surgery Technique.

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Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology & Robotics Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He's also a Fox News Medical-A-Team Contributor.

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Dr. David Samadi – Sex after Prostate Cancer : A Candid Look

Does prostate cancer mean the end of my sex life? How will sex after prostate cancer be different?

Lenox Hill's robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, answers these questions every day. "The truth," he says, "is that prostate cancer treatment changes sex, but it does not end it."

Restoring an enjoyable sex life after prostate cancer is, in part, dependent on prostate cancer treatment choice. "My goal is to remove prostate cancer with the most precise surgery possible: SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) robotic prostatectomy," says Dr. Samadi.

"When men and their partners know what to expect, they can accelerate recovery, experiment, and work together," says Dr. David Samadi, who encourages patients to resume sexual activity as soon as they're up for it — or sooner. Some changes are temporary and some are permanent, but all can be overcome.

Sex, Prostate Cancer, and Erectile Dysfunction (ED): What to Expect After Prostate Surgery

Impotence and ED — erection issues after surgery are temporary for most men. Don't hesitate to take advantage of oral medication such as Viagra and Cialis.

Orgasm without erection — you can experience pleasurable orgasm without an erection. During recovery, sexual pleasure is not dependent on sexual penetration.

No more ejaculation — no prostate gland or seminal vesicles means no ejaculation. Your orgasm may feel different, but it will still be pleasurable.

Leaking urine during sex — it might happen, it might not. If it does, it will likely be minor and temporary and will not harm you or your partner.

Changes in mood and libido — the psychological and physical impact of surgery can leave you tired and irritable; sex may be the last thing on your mind. Work toward intimacy, whether sex is involved or not, and desire will return.

Performance anxiety — self-esteem can take a hit during prostate cancer recovery. Talk to your partner and explore your intimacy together. Instead of worrying about what your partner will think, turn the focus on their pleasure.

With commitment to recovery and post-surgery follow-up, Dr. David Samadi's patients can reasonably expect the complete return of erectile function in 12-24 months after surgery. Read more about how SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) surgery preserves sexual function better than other prostate cancer treatment methods.

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Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology & Robotics Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He's also a Fox News Medical-A-Team Contributor & Professor of Urology at Hofstra Northshore LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. David Samadi Prostate Cancer Center is situated at 485 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10022 | Phone: +1-212-365-5000 ( )

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