Following a prostatectomy after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, Mitt Romney’s chances of living a normal, healthy life look good according to prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi. The former nominee for President by the Republican party joins Colin Powell and John Kerry as prostate cancer survivors who all went with surgical methods to treat the disease. Romney may be running for the Utah Senate seat very soon.
6 in 10 men with prostate cancer are over the age of 65 when diagnosed with an average age of 66, Mitt Romney turned 70 in early 2017. It’s shown that patients with cancer only in the prostate have a better chance of survival with surgery rather than radiation. There is a nearly 100% chance of surviving the surgery.
Dr. David Samadi is a correspondent and medical expert for Fox News as well as being a board-certified surgeon. He is trained to treat prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers but Dr. David Samadi specializes primarily in treating prostate cancer with minimally invasive surgery. He performs prostatectomies laparoscopically with and without robotic assistance. Dr. David Samadi developed the SMART technique of robotic surgery using the Davinci system and has performed over 7,000 robotic surgeries.
With a medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, he also had fellowships in oncology and radical prostatectomy from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil located in France. Additional training was received in urology and proctology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) March 1, 2018
Before attending college in the United States, Dr. David Samadi had attended schools in Belgium and London. Samadi immigrated from Iran after their revolution in 1979. He had to leave with his little brother without his parents. He believes his experiences during the war and directly after help him empathize with his patients.
Dr. David Samadi has been the Chairman of Urology as well as the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital since 2013. Prior to this, he worked at Mount Sinai, when he left Mount Sinai he brought his surgical staff with him. He attained his first surgical position after college with the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York as the Director of Laparoscopic surgery.
He currently resides in Old Westbury, New York with his wife. The couple has two healthy children together, a boy and a girl.