In recent news, the former presidential nominee, Mitt Romney revealed that he had prostate surgery last summer to remove his prostate due to a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital. This type of cancer is most common in men who are over the age of 65 and is reported to affect 164,690 individuals yearly. In addition to Mitt Romney, the former Secretary of State Colin Powell was also treated for prostate cancer in 2003. John Kerry also received the same diagnosis in 2002. He had prostate surgery and he has been clear of cancer ever since. When it comes to treatment for prostate surgery, there are usually two options for treatment. The patient can choose to have prostate surgery or they can elect to have radiation treatment.
According to Dr. David Samadi, he believes that Mitt Romney’s prognosis is good and he is not expected to develop further issues after his surgery. He goes on to say that after the staging of the cancer if the prostate cancer has not spread and is localized, he would recommend surgery as opposed to radiation. Dr. David Samadi also goes on to point out that statistically, if a man elects to have surgery if the cancer is localized, then he will have almost a 100% chance of survival as opposed to radiation, which gives the patient a 30% chance of survival if cancer spreads after treatment.
Dr. David Samadi is a world-renowned surgeon and is the and is in the top of his field in urology. He is also the Director of the Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery Department of Urology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. In his time working in the field of robotic surgery, has performed over 7,000 robotic surgeries. His specialty is the treatment of kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. He also trains doctors to master the da Vinci robotic surgical system.
Dr. David Samadi has extensive experience and training. In the beginning of his professional career, he did his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in 1996 as well as Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He belongs the American Board of Urology and the American Urologic Association. In addition, he has also been featured in many national publications and television shows.
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