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Dr. Naveen Kella

Urologic Oncology
San Antonio, TX
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Antonio, TX

Address

1010 NW Loop 410, Suite 100A, San Antonio, TX
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About

Bio

Dr Kella is the founder and director of the Urology Place. He is fellowship-trained in robotic surgery and has been in practice since 2004. He has been named a Super Doctor and a Rising Star. Over 2200 robotic prostate cases performed, our team is focused on your quick recovery and overall great experience. Dr Kella is nationally recognized for his skills. Our team is here in San Antonio to deliver the best in prostate cancer care as well as offer care for other urological conditions.

Specialties
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Urologic Oncology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Nope: I don't think it will work. I think you need to see another urologist. At least consider hormones as well.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Uncommon: Never met a patient like this, although we don't usually check on them, either. However, i've never met someone who died of prostate cancer this young... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Normal: Usually, prostate cancer is picked up early. Before patients start losing weight and complaining of terrible bone pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Not likely: Youngest patient i ever saw was nearly 40. If you haven't hit puberty, you cannot develop prostate cancer.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
PSA: Psa is a screening tool for detecting prostate cancer.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Biopsy: If it was a couple weeks after the biopsy, you have your answer. Either way, see your urologist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Really doubt it- but after you hit puberty, it is possible. The youngest person i saw was nearly 40.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Most people who have large prostates don't have cancer. It is genetic and diet related.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
No: The only thing irreversible is cutting out the testicles.
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A member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
1/6 have cancer.: Surgery and radiation are the only 2 cures. Determining who needs a cure and who can just "watch" their cancer is criticial. No perfect test exists to... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
No: Bulging prostate may have nothing to do with prostate cancer. Stick with a finger examination and psa testing.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Your age: Your age is a rough estimate, although it probably overestimates the size. So, maybe 19 cc.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Very difficult: No good treatments exist. While you urinate better, it is now easier for your ejaculate to go backwards rather than the normal way. Sometimes the pros... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Sometimes: This can only be answered by your doctor. If i see someone for a biopsy, i usually do not do a cystoscopy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
1/6: 1/6 get prostate cancer. Not everyone dies from the disease. Approximately 30, 000 die per year.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Castration: Hormone therapy turns off your testosterone. A nobel prize was awarded based on the observation that eunuchs do not develop prostate cancer. However, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Multiple: Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Not related: Turp is for enlarged, noncancerous prostates. It is transurethral resection of the prostate.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Known side effect: This can happen with the first dose. It will go away but can be very painful. Sometimes doing the injection as a deep subcutaneous can help. Hopefully... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: Surgery is the gold standard. Treatments have different side effects. Warren buffett decided radiation was best for him. However, if he was younger, h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Eat healthy: Prostate growth is genetic. However, maintaining a sensible diet and monitoring your belly circumference has been shown to improve prostate health. Al... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Enlarged prostate: Cardura (doxazosin) helps people who have difficulty with urinating. Their stream is slow or it dribbles. They may get up frequently at night. Many ti... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: If you don't ejaculate after a turp, you are still making ejaculate- it is just going "retrograde" into your bladder. A fertility expert can help extr... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Good question: There is no official understanding of this right now. It is likely safe, and it is done in practice. There are some studies investigating this. It is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Enlarged prostate: Cardura (doxazosin) helps people who have difficulty with urinating. Their stream is slow or it dribbles. They may get up frequently at night. Many ti... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Hard to tell: Your age and health partly determine this. The other factor is how well the surgery went. If your surgeon has done hundreds (preferably 1000s) of case... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Normal growth: Testosterone causes the prostate to keep growing. Men don't appreciate this since it makes urination more difficult. Unfortunately, this falls under t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes, Eat healthy: Prostate growth is genetic. However, maintaining a sensible diet and monitoring your belly circumference has been shown to improve prostate health. Al... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Nearly 0: The mortality rate should be less than 0.1% for patients undergoing this surgery.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Usually your psa goes up. On a urine test, you may see signs of bacteria or inflammation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
No: Most men who undergo a robotic prostatectomy take minimal medications for pain. Open surgery can be more painful, but after a couple days, you usually... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: There should be no psa rise after surgery. However, acting on a rise depends on your life expectancy and how quickly the psa is rising.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
San Antonio: You need a consultation first. If you are a good candidate, we can do this in the office. Insurance will cover some cases. If you are doing this for p... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Experience: Find someone who has done thousands of cases. They can give you a second opinion and hopefully help you minimize your side effects.
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A member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
No: No evidence to say yes. Also, we are assuming the cancer is gone. Just do routine psa checks and you should be alright.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Helping you!: Hopefully not answering these questions while talking to you... He is probably charting your visit while you talk to him.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Humans: Since we talk to humans, not widgets, it is hard to always predict how long each person will take. If we go the other way, and only schedule a few pat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Biopsy: We need a definite answer. A biopsy, usually done through the rectum and in the office, is the answer. It takes about 5 minutes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Many patients experience fatigue towards the end of their treatment. However, most individuals who work can continue to do so.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Prostate fluid: Your prostate makes a fructose rich solution which helps your sperm survive. 99% of your ejaculate comes from the prostate.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
Office procedure: Usually done in the office, it is a probe inserted in the rectum to ultrasound your prostate. A nerve block is used to help with the pain. In about 5 ... Read More
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Dr. Kella is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kella is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 14, 2015
I love this doctor because he' could be a movie star
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER

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