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30 years of experience
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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Boston University (1981) *
Top 25%
Temple University Physicians (1984) *
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

Top Docs 2012
Top Docs 2011
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Temple University
Senior Associate Professor
American Board of Urology
American College of Surgeons
American Urological Association

Affiliations ?

Dr. Samaha is affiliated with 3 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Warminster Hospital
    225 Newtown Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
  • Abington Memorial Hospital *
    1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center *
    333 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Samaha has contributed to 6 publications.
    Title Re: Penile Gangrene Associated with Chronic Renal Failure: Report of 7 Cases and Review of the Literature.
    Date September 1995
    Journal The Journal of Urology
    Title Surgical Management of Recurrent Genitourinary Malignancies.
    Date November 1993
    Journal Seminars in Oncology
    Title Retroaortic Renal Vein with Tumor Thrombus: Mr Findings.
    Date April 1992
    Journal Urologic Radiology

    The magnetic resonance (MR) findings in a case of tumor extension into a retroaortic renal vein from a renal cell carcinoma are reported. The signal characteristics of the tumor thrombus paralleled those of the renal mass, and the preoperative recognition of the anomalous vessel lead to an altered surgical approach.

    Title Carbon Dioxide Milliwatt Laser in the Vasovasostomy of Vas Deferens in Dogs: Part I.
    Date October 1990
    Journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

    This is the first arm of a two prong study conducted to learn two different aspects of vasovasostomy in dog vas deferens using the milliwatt carbon dioxide laser. The first study involved the evaluation of patency without collection of sperm. Six dogs were evaluated and all underwent vasectomy and subsequently had vasovasostomies performed between 4 and 12 weeks utilizing two approximating sutures and welding with the milliwatt carbon dioxide laser. Metal clips were used for both X-ray analysis and localization of the vasovasostomy site. In this investigation a vasogram was performed. Dogs were sacrificed at 4, 6, and 8 weeks postvasovasostomy. The vasovasostomy specimens were studied with electron microscopy and histological evaluation. The vasovasostomy was completed in under 120 minutes using this laser-assisted technique and was found to be a viable and promising technique for vasovasostomy.

    Title The Ph Analysis of Papaverine-phentolamine and Prostaglandin E1 for Pharmacologic Erection.
    Date June 1989
    Journal The Journal of Urology

    Although papaverine-phentolamine preparations are being employed for pharmacologic erection programs across the nation, their chemical properties have not been described in the literature. We found that the pH of papaverine-phentolamine solution in all concentrations tested remained less than 4.0. Attempts to buffer the solution resulted in a precipitate at a pH greater than or equal to 5.0. The pH of prostaglandin E1 was less than 5.0 but could be easily buffered to pH 7.4 or even 10.75 and remained stable. The effect of an acidic solution on corporal connective tissue and smooth muscle meshwork is unknown. We believe that buffering by blood will lead to the precipitation of papaverine-phentolamine and may cause primary intracorporal scarring. Extravasation or improper injection into the subcutaneous tissue exposes the mixture to blood and may secondarily result in additional scarring for the same reason. Therefore, prostaglandin E1 may be a more appropriate agent for penile injection.

    Title Congenital Pelvic Arteriovenous Malformation with Massive Prostatic Hemorrhage: a Case Report.
    Date March 1989
    Journal The Journal of Urology

    Congenital arteriovenous malformations in the true pelvis are extremely rare: only 7 cases have been described in male patients. We report on a patient who presented with massive hemorrhage after transrectal prostatic biopsy and transurethral resection of the prostate. Diagnosis was established by means of magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed by arteriography. Our attempt at management by embolization and subsequent surgical ligation is described. A literature review and discussion of arteriovenous anomalies are presented.

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