Dr. Bassem Eldaif is a urologist based in Melbourne.
Q: Why did you go into this career?
A: Enamored by the anatomy and function of the heart in my first year of medical school, I was drawn to the field of cardiology. Once immersed in my clinical rotations, I had a taste of the surgical lifestyle; the fast-paced environment and personal gratification of making a difference in the health and lifestyle of patients. Urology became my passion and the field of medical specialty I wanted to practice. I admired the different facets of the medical arena from urinary cancers, kidney stones, urinary problems, infertility and sexual function.
Q: What services do you provide?
A: Specialized urologic care in addition to noninvasive treatments for kidney stones, enlarged prostate, sexual dysfunction and minimally invasive surgical techniques for issues ranging from kidney cancer to incontinence.
Q: What procedures do you have specialty training or experience in?
DaVinci robotic surgeries for prostate and kidney cancer.
DaVinci robotic reconstructive surgeries for strictures of the ureter, kidney, and bladder cancer Greenlight Laser, UroLift procedures among other for enlarged prostate (BPH).
Minimally invasive procedure for kidney and bladder stones.
Cryoablation therapy for kidney and prostate cancer.
Kidney stones Minimally invasive procedures and preventative services.
Q: What makes this area of medicine fulfilling for you?
A: Being able to provide expertise and personalized care, which is much appreciated by patients, their families and referring physicians. I enjoy spending time with patients educating on their diagnosis and treatment plan options while addressing questions and concerns. I believe giving the patient genuine, compassionate and honest reassurance in their most vulnerable moments is ultimately the most fulfilling feeling any doctor can ask for.
Q: What do you do when you are not practicing medicine?
A: In my free time, I’m an amateur guitarist and keyboard player, with a passion for salsa dancing. I’m multilingual and fluent in English, French and Arabic. I proudly donate my time and expertise serving on medical mission trips to Africa and South America.
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Bassem Eldaif, MD, FACS
Where you’re based: Melbourne/Viera
Education: Undergraduate Degree from Emory University, Atlanta; Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Fellowship in Neurology Research and Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Assisted-Surgeries.
Address of practice location: 6032 Farcenda Place, Suite 102, Melbourne, FL 32940
Contact number: 321-215-4799
Professional background: Bassem Eldaif, MD, is a board-certified urologist practicing medicine in Melbourne since 2012. He recently founded the Center for Advanced Urology & Robotics to provide specialized urologic care to patients in Brevard County and the central Florida region. Prior to founding the center, Dr. Eldaif was an attending staff at the Cleveland Clinic in south Florida. He then served as Clinical Director of Robotic Surgery at Excela Health System in the greater Pittsburgh area, and most recently attending staff at Wuesthoff Health System.