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From New York Post ▼
No-show doc shirked surgeries while raking in $7.3M: lawsuit
One of New York City’s highest paid surgeons — who made $7.3 million last year — was a virtual ghost in the operating room, leaving more than 1,000 patients in the hands of unsupervised residents for delicate prostate procedures and other surgeries, according to two new lawsuits.
Dr. David Samadi would claim to be performing the surgeries but was actually in another operating room at Lenox Hill Hospital, according to the lawsuits filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Samadi, the head of urology at Lenox Hill, went so far as to put the patients under general anesthesia rather than a milder sedative so they would be knocked out and not realize he wasn’t in the OR, the suits charge.
“He was not there. He was not in the room,” former patient Peter Nadler told the Post. He said he chose the self-promoting Samadi to address his problem of frequent urination thinking the surgeon was “a miracle worker.”
But the 68-year-old Upper East Side resident said the problem got worse after the 2015 surgery and he now also suffers from erectile dysfunction.
Nadler contends the procedure was done by an unsupervised resident as Samadi operated on someone else, according to his lawsuit, which alleges fraud and malpractice and was filed against Samadi, Lenox Hill and parent company Northwell Health.
George Markelson, whose late father, Stephen Markelson, was to have surgery with Samadi, says in a separate suit that the 2013 operation was also done by an unsupervised resident.
The lawsuit alleges the operation resulted in a hemorrhage several days later and a second surgery to have his entire prostate removed.
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