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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Center for Advanced Urology & Robotics

Bassem Eldaif, MD, FACS

Urologist located in Melbourne, FL

Da Vinci robotic surgery® is one of the most revolutionary ways to perform minimally invasive surgery, especially for urologic conditions. At the Center for Advanced Urology & Robotics in Melbourne, Florida, Dr. Eldaif provides this surgical technique to treat urologic cancer of the prostate and kidney. Having undergone specialized training in robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Eldaif has gone on to perform hundreds of successful robotic cases with excellent patient outcomes. To learn more about how the da Vinci surgical system can help you, call the office or book your appointment online.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is the da Vinci system?

The revolutionary da Vinci surgical system allows Dr. Eldaif to operate by using a few small incisions, rather than a large one. Da Vinci uses a magnified 3D high-definition vision system combined with tiny wristed instruments.

The cameras in the vision system provide Dr. Eldaif with a better view of the surgical site and greater dexterity than he would have with his hand. He’s in complete control of the system during your entire procedure; the da Vinci system translates his movements into smaller, precise actions within your body.


What’s the doctor’s role during da Vinci surgery?

Dr. Eldaif has performed performed hundreds of robotic surgeries as the main surgeon with excellent outcomes. He’s in the operating room with you, and only he will be performing the surgery from a console while looking through the 3D camera attached to the robotic arm that’s magnifying the surgical site. A team of nurses and technicians stands next to you during the surgery to assist.


What are the benefits of surgery with the da Vinci surgical system?

Minimally invasive robotic surgery has many advantages over conventional, open surgery:

  • Minimal blood loss during surgery
  • Reduced postoperative pain and discomfort
  • 1-2 day hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Improved recovery of urinary control and erectile function.

For prostate surgery, the da Vinci surgical system offers reduced use of a catheter and faster return of sexual function.


What urologic conditions can da Vinci robotic surgery treat?

Dr. Eldaif successfully treats a number of complex urologic conditions with the daVinci system, which allows him optimal control and the ability to spare as much of your healthy tissue as possible. Here are a few examples:


Prostate surgery, or prostatectomy, is a procedure to remove the cancerous prostate gland in the case of prostate cancer. 

Partial and Radical Nephrectomy

Kidney surgery, or nephrectomy, could be either partial or full removal of a kidney affected by cancer growth.  These procedures are successfully performed robotically, eliminating the need for much larger and painful incisions. Dr. Eldaif may recommend the partial nephrectomy approach for precise tumor removal in order to spare as much of the healthy kidney to function normally.


Urinary reconstruction surgery, or pyeloplasty, remove area of blockages obstructing the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder, restoring normal kidney function and providing permanent pain relief for affected patients.


For more information about how the da Vinci robotic surgical system could improve the outcome of your urologic surgery, call the Center for Advanced Urology & Robotics or book a consultation online.