RoboticOncology.com News: SMARTer Prostate Cancer Treatment
NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, recently addressed an audience of colleagues, prostate cancer survivors, and their families at the Harmonie Club in New York City. Giving a very frank and detailed look at prostate cancer today, Dr. Samadi outlined why his revolutionary SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) Surgery is so successful in treating the disease and ensuring quality of life after prostate cancer.
Radical prostatectomy involves the complete removal of the cancerous prostate gland and surrounding lymph nodes. Guiding the da Vinci Surgical Robot Dr. Samadi performs his "keyhole" bloodless prostate surgery with no incisions, giving his patients a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.
As Dr. Samadi explains, the walnut-sized prostate gland is tightly positioned amidst the delicate rectum, bladder, urethra, and sexual function nerves. His unique approach to prostate removal, SMART Surgery, leaves the endopelvic fascia and dorsal vein complex in tact, significantly reducing impact on the neurovascular bundle. With the enhanced dexterity of the robot guided by his years of experience, he is able to preserve a man's sexual function and urinary control over the course of recovery.
"Prostate removal surgery reduces the risk of metastasis by 65 percent over radiation