Dr. David Samadi Advises on Menopause and Men’s Sexual Health

     Dr. David Samadi is a New York City-based board certified urologist. He specializes in treating prostate cancer with minimally invasive procedures like laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi has held the post of Chief of Urology and Robotic Surgery at NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. David Samadi is a Persian Jew who left Iran after the 1979 revolution and finally settled in the US. A full scholarship enabled him to earn a degree in biochemistry from Stony Brook University.

In 1994 he received his MD from Stony Brook. He interned in urology at Montefiore Medical Center and proctology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center he completed a fellowship in oncology and proctology. During a fellowship at France’s Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil, Dr. David Samadi studied robotic radical prostatectomy.

Dr. Samadi’s medical career began at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. In 2007 he began teaching at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He has also served as the Urology Department’s Vice Chair and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai.

In his “The Doctor Is In” column in the New York Daily News, Dr. Samadi outlined what women need to know about menopause.

  1. Genetics and certain medical conditions/treatments can influence when menopause begins, but on average it starts between the ages of 45-55.
  2. Perimenopause is the prelude to menopause.
  3. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, but muscle/joint pain and mood swings can also occur.
  4. Whether hot flashes occur for months or years depends on the individual woman.
  5. Osteoporosis is often a consequence of menopause and steps can be taken to counter it.
  6. Menopause can adversely affect the heart.
  7. Altered hormone levels and aging may cause weight gain during menopause.
  8. Unless hot flashes occur a woman who has had a hysterectomy may not know menopause has begun.
  9. The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy should be discussed with a doctor.
  10. Lifestyle changes can minimize the symptoms of menopause.

“Top 8 Behaviors of Sexually Healthy Men” was the subject of his August 30, 2017,

“The Doctor Is In” column.

  1. Regular Exercise
  2. Eat properly
  3. Kegel exercises can increase endurance and intensify orgasms.
  4. Have yearly physicals.
  5. Minimize alcohol intake.
  6. No tobacco
  7. Know how to manage stress.
  8. Never use street drugs.

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