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Dear Dr. David Samadi,
First, I would like to thank you for taking me on as a patient. I’ve realized since our first meeting that you have many patients, so I share this memory to help you in recalling my existence.
The Da Vinci Robotic procedure has become the new “ceiling” of what medical engineering in the year 2016 can accomplish. It has become the standard or the foundation from which greater accomplishments can be made.
Having been born in 1959, I grew up with the idea that landing men on the moon was impossible. Yet, there were a small group of visionaries and determined people who pushed beyond the imaginable even though most of mankind had the limited belief that such a project was not possible. Just ten years later, in 1969, there was a giant leap for mankind and the moon landing took place. Our astronauts were even able to drive a car (Lunar Rover) on the moon!
By comparison, robotic removal of the prostate, in 2016, has become the “standard” of which greater accomplishments in cancer treatment and medical engineering are made. It is no longer the ceiling of medical innovation, but the new floor.
Very Truly Yours,
Stuart H.The Da Vinci Robotic procedure has become the new “ceiling” of what medical engineering in the year 2016 can accomplish. It has become the standard or the foundation from which greater accomplishments can be made.
“Dr. Samadi is in a league of his own. After receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis in August 2015, I did an exhaustive research of all the major doctors, treatment and institutions in the tri-state area. I met with five accomplished and renowned doctors, basically the cream of the crop in urologic oncology care. While I am sure they are great doctors in their own right, I am here to tell you – don’t’ waste your time. Dr. Samadi and his team are far superior in every respect. Even after this was clear to me, I still had my reservations about the impending prostatectomy, but Dr. Samadi said no problem, we’ll review it again. He sat with me and discussed all possible complications while assuring me they likely would not happen.
My surgery was scheduled for 7AM the morning of November 16th. At 6:30 the doctor was already there and waiting for me along with the anesthesiologist, both of whom kept me calm and worry-free during a clearly stressful time. My wife waited in a private room and by 10AM the surgery was finished and I was wheeled into Dr. Samadi’s special wing in Lennox Hill. It was like a 5-star hotel. I received VIP accommodation for every need – medication, food, cleanliness, everything. I was pleasantly surprised to find that within hours I was able to walk around. In the evenings and mornings to follow, Dr. Samadi came personally to check on me and the others in our wing.
Two days later I was home with minor discomfort on Extra Strength Tylenol. One week later I had my catheter removed. Unfortunately, I was part of the 20% who incur a side effect post-surgery of having difficulty emptying the bladder on my own. I called the office as soon as I realized what was going on and was told to go to the nearest emergency room or return to their facilities. I opted to return and they were ready to receive and relieve me immediately. I was able to come right back home after they reinstated the catheter. Even though Dr. Samadi was celebrating Thanksgiving, he called to make sure I was okay, I called the offices when they were closed for the holidays, and instead of the typical answering machine or services, I spoke with the on-call medical assistant. A few days later the catheter was removed again, this time with no complications. Since then, the doctors and staff have been in contact with me throughout the past few weeks.
Every day I am improving and I was back to work, and back to normal, much sooner than I had anticipated. Throughout the entire process, I received first class service. Every appointment had a maximum wait time of 5 minutes. The amazing thing is there were 25-30 men waiting, and all were treated the same way. The facility, the staff, every facet of the ordeal and every step of the way, I felt I was in the best hands. To Dr. Samadi and his team, my family and I cannot thank you enough.”
Shaya H.Dr. Samadi’s special wing in Lennox Hill is like a 5-star hotel. I received VIP accommodation for every need!
“Dr. Samadi, I was diagnosed 7/27/15 with prostate cancer. After researching my treatment options, I chose to have my prostate removed and, again after research, chose to have you do my surgery even though I live in Kentucky. You performed my surgery on 9/5/15. I just had my six week PSA test and my level is less than .003. The purpose of this email is to see if there is any way you can use me to get the word out to men to have their PSA checked annually and then, if they are diagnosed with prostate cancer and are faced with the treatment options, to NOT fool around with it as, which is often the case, I had far more cancer (55%) and a more aggressive form than my biopsy had indicated plus my prostate was nearly twice the normal size. All this while being symptom-free and having ridden my bicycle over 5,000 miles this year. Had I chosen one of the other treatment options, it is likely that the cancer would have gotten out of the prostate and into my body where it could have gone anywhere. Instead, I am cancer-free. Men need to hear my story as it may save their lives! Thanks for, I believe, saving my life!”
Anthony R.Men need to hear my story as it may save their lives! Thanks for, I believe, saving my life!
“In November 2014 I was shocked to learn that I had prostate cancer. At age 51, I thought that either happened to other people or much later in life. I quickly transitioned from disbelief to exploring my options. As others know who have been down this path, exhaustive research often leads to even more questions. I contacted several major Cancer centers across the US in search of options. This research and further testing/diagnosis pointed toward robotic prostatectomy as my best option. I knew that for this surgery, I wanted the best surgeon I could find. Research indicated that Dr. Samadi was the best surgeon with a great number of surgeries performed. I contacted the office and Dr. Samadi called me on a Saturday afternoon to discuss my diagnosis and the procedure. Once I talked with him, I felt confident that I was in the right hands. My surgery was in 01/15. Dr. Samadi and his team did an excellent job preparing me for the surgery. All indications are that the surgery was a success. My wife and I are very grateful to Dr. Samadi for all he has done for us.”
Mark C.Research indicated that Dr. Samadi was the best surgeon with a great number of surgeries performed.
“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. ”
From the moment Andrew and I met Dr. David Samadi, we knew that we were in the proper hands. Dr. Samadi is not only an incredibly insightful and talented surgeon, he is genuine in both his thoughts and actions. Throughout our experience which had some challenges, Dr. Samadi was there and in touch with us every step of the way.
Thankfully, each challenge was met with a positive outcome. We are forever grateful to his talent and tenacity.
Overcoming the obstacles that are presented to him by every patient he meets is a forward moving goal that is evident through his actions.
Our family extends a heartfelt Mazel Tov to Dr. David and Sahar Samadi and their entire family.
Elyse & Andrew GDr. Samadi is not only an incredibly insightful and talented surgeon, he is genuine in both his thoughts and actions.
Dr. Samadi, you are obviously a masterful surgeon. In addition to your individual talents, you are also a tremendous CEO. I worked in the financial services industry for 37 years, and what separates the good from the great is the ability to put together a great team. Everyone from your office staff to your surgical staff has been outstanding. They are all knowledgeable, courteous and patient, and they all seem to enjoy their work. Dr. Samadi, I feel like you saved my life and that Arta saved my sanity. She is wonderful!
Ron S.Dr. Samadi, you are obviously a masterful surgeon. In addition to your individual talents, you are also a tremendous CEO.
About 14 months ago, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A cancer diagnosis is always upsetting and decisions about whether to choose surgery or radiation can be both scary and perplexing. As we researched the best treatment for my husband’s prostate cancer, we were so very fortunate to be referred by our family physician to Dr. David Samadi, who performed a prostatectomy on my husband a year ago. With his credentials and reputation, we never doubted Dr. Samadi’s excellence, but assumed we would have limited contact with such a busy, high-profile doctor, which we soon discovered to be the opposite. From our first visit, Dr. Samadi reassured us that our decision for surgery was the absolute right one, and that “many years from now, we will be glad we made the decision to have surgery.”
We are both so grateful for your continued excellent care and treatment! If there is any other way I can support your mission, please let me know – I am a strong proponent of paying it forward!
Pat G.We are both so grateful for your continued excellent care and treatment!
Im not sure if this is the right forum but I hope this email makes its way to you. As I sit at home recuperating from surgery you performed this past Wednesday 4/29 I just felt a need to reach out to you to thank you for saving my life. I am positive you have heard this thousands of times but you can add me to the list. You are an unbelievable professional! Your skill, bedside manner..you and ALL of your staff are simply the BEST. Simply put, Dr. Samadi “gets it”..I have heard you say that your patients are like your family and i truly felt like part of your family this week. Your facility and the people who run it are outstanding. Not only the patient, but the family of the patient is treated in a special way that is not seen anywhere else…
I am so happy to have you as my doctor..THANK YOU!!!
Michael CI am so happy to have you as my doctor..THANK YOU!!!
I am pleased and proud to add my comments to the patients list of success stories. I had been affected by BPH (growing prostate) for 10 years.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January of 2014. After researching for a surgeon the name Dr. David Samadi kept coming up for his expertise and great results. I got an appointment and went in to see Dr. Samadi and was already convinced (from what I read) that I wanted my prostate removed.
Martin K., Patchogue, NY
It has been nearly two weeks since Dr. Samadi performed my SMART prostatectomy! Every day since the surgery Dr. Samadi and his skill as a surgeon have soared in my estimation. I feel humbled and privileged to have experienced such great care.
If there is such a thing as Cancer Treatment Heaven, it is under the gifted care of Dr. Samadi, his medical team, administrative staff and cancer treatment unit at Lenox Hill Hospital.
V.G. New York
I learned a long time ago that when you need make a decision on a surgeon, do your homework. Ask questions. A knowledge understanding of your condition, accompanied with researching your doctor, will inevitably lead you to the office…
My husband and I have been extolling the virtues of Dr. David Samadi and Mt. Sinai Hospital since my husband’s robotic prostatectomy March 11, 2009, and we thought you would like to know of our positive experience…
In approximately 14 hours 32 minutes and 42 seconds I will attend the surgeon’s office to have my penile catheter removed. I cannot wait! It’s been one week since I had surgery and now I’m confined, restricted and almost…
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