One on One with Dr. David Samadi of Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

Dr. David Samadi is well known for his brilliant medical career specializing in robotic surgery. He is currently the head of Urology and chief robotic doctor at Lenox Hill hospital. He has gained respect as well as attention with his “SMART” (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Techniques) method which has rendered a huge number of his patients cancer-free. Dr. David Samadi graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in biochemistry. He later joined Montefiore Medical center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his postgraduate degree in urology. He has performed thousands of successful prostate operations and carried out numerous researches on robotic surgery. However, Dr. David Samadi does not only work in the confines of the hospital. He also hosts a weekly show called “Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi” which has apparently become the talk of the town.

What do you do for a living?

I diagnose and treat prostate cancer patients. My patients benefit from an effective robotic procedure which I developed.

What inspired you to become a medical doctor?

I have always had the desire of helping other people as a doctor since I was young. The invention of robotic surgery is what fascinated me even more and helped me develop more passion for cancer patients.

At what point did your Career take off and started generating profits?

Before I discovered about robotic surgery, I used to apply conventional surgical methods and my career was not anything much. However, at some point, I came to discover that French urologists were already using laparoscopic technology to carry out operations. I was lucky to visit France and learned the technology. On coming back to America, the skills and technology helped boost my career a lot.

Do you have techniques that make you more productive?

I have a consistent daily schedule which I follow throughout the year. Whenever I feel overwhelmed I take some time to relax and take a deep breath.

How do you promote your Services?

I get patients mostly through referrals. This is probably because of my long experience, expertise, and dedication.

What do you think is your greatest accomplishment?

The invention Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART) made me very pleased. This method has helped a lot of men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

What book would you recommend to anyone listening?

Elizabeth Strout’s, “Anything is Possible” It recently featured in the New York Times bestseller list. The book offers great inspiration on how to overcome a loss.