In a recent article on prostate cancer, Dr. David Samadi stated that Mitt Romney had recently had prostate surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Ahlering and he was recovering successfully. Dr. David Samadi said that he is expected to be back to good health very soon, and that he expects to see Romney running for the open Senate position in Utah, and that is why he is sharing the results of his surgery.
Dr. David Samadi is a highly respected surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery until 2009, and Professor of Urology at the Hofstra School of Medicine. Today, he is also a major Fox News Contributor for Science and Health, which he began as a Medical Consultant in 2009.
At Fox News, he is known to be very fair and compassionate with those in the news stories that who he is reporting on. Dr. David Samadi brings health-related discoveries and up-to-date research projects to the public with educated reports and articles. As an expert, he is a regular contributor to Huff Post, too. Dr. David Samadi served at the Mount Sinai Medical Center as the Vice Chair of Urology and Chief of Robotics mainly treating prostate patients. His work involved surgery, prevention, and focal therapy of men who had been diagnosed with this cancer. Each patient is treated individually at Mt. Sanai with the highest level of care.
At the Columbia Presbyterian in New York, Dr. David Samadi served as the director of Laparoscopic surgery for five years and was considered the prostate cancer expert at Columbia from 2002 – May 2007. Prostrate cancer affects older men over 65, and Romney is now 70. Last year, over 161,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the number is expected to grow to over 164,000 in 2018. Several politicians have been treated in the past decade for prostate cancer including John Kerry and Colin Powell, and they have totally recovered with no recurrences to date.
Prostate cancer occurs more today than breast cancer in women, but most men are successfully treated. Prostate cancer is mainly treated with surgery or radiation, and in rare cases, both treatments are used. Take the time to discuss the pros and cons with your urologist or oncologist, so you are able to make the best decision for you and your circumstances.
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