Dr. Samadi: Robotic Surgery Helps Young Men With Prostate Cancer

Friday, 21 Mar 2014 05:44 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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State-of-the-art robotic surgery is the way to go with younger men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to Dr. David Samadi, chairman of Urology and chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

"With younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's often a very aggressive prostate cancer and you have to be quite aggressive," Samadi told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Younger guys have more than 30 years, 20 years ahead of them. So you want to make sure that you cure them from the cancer."

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Samadi said the precision of robotic surgery, which employs a tiny camera, is preferable to the more traditional open surgery.

"The precision, the magnification [we have] using the camera during the operation, we're able to do a better operation," he said.

"In open surgery, we always count on our tactile feedback, or touch and feel, because we have the abdomen open, we have our hands there, and that was the way to go.

"But, a lot of times, this touch and feel can cause more damage and cause damage to the sphincter, to the nerves."

That damage is minimized with the robotic procedure.

"With robotic surgery, because there's a CO2 gas in the abdomen, there's really no blood, there's no bleeding," Samadi said.

"And since there's nothing in our way and we can see well, we can do a much better operation."



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