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Dr. Naveen Kella, MD

Urologist

Professional statement

Having performed more than 2200 Robotic prostatectomies, Dr. Kella is the most experienced robotic surgeon in the Southwest and is considered one of the top ten robotic surgeons in the U.S. Dr. Kella instructs other physicians on robotic surgery techniques, has served as an investigator in numerous clinical research studies, and has written articles for professional publications and presentations. He was named a 2012 Texas Super Doctor, an honor reserved for fewer than 5 percent of physicians in the state. Dr. Kella completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern, and completed his internship and residency at Tufts, New England Medical Center in Boston. With a background in chemical engineering and a deep interest in robotics, Dr. Kella completed his robotic surgery and urologic oncology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Kella’s specialties include, but are not limited to, treatment of: prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and kidney stones. Dr Kella strives to provide the best possible care. He is well-known for his skills with robotic surgery. In addition, he performs no scalpel, single-opening vasectomy and offers a promising office based procedure for BPH called the Urolift.

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Specialties

  • Urologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Education and training

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Fellowship in Robotic Surgery and Urological Oncology
  • Medical School - University of Texas, Southwestern, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stanford University (Bachelor’s)
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center, Residency in Urology

Awards and publications

  • 2012 Texas Super Doctor
  • Co-author of chapter "Robotic Radical Prostatectomy" in the medical reference Atlas of the Prostate, third edition.
  • Director of Robotic Surgery at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, TX
  • Dr. Kella performed the first robotic prostate surgery in South Texas in 2004.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1154301182

Office locations

The Urology Place

8019 South New Braunfels, Suite 116

San Antonio, TX 78235

The Urology Place

1010 NW Loop 410, Suite 100A

San Antonio, TX 78213

The Urology Place

9618 Huebner Road, Suite 202

San Antonio, TX 78240

The Urology Place

9618 Huebner Rd, Suite 120

San Antonio, TX 78240

The Urology Place

540 Madison Oak Dr., #330

San Antonio, TX 78258

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Dr. Kella explains everything in detail. Very knowledgeable, I highly recommend him for your prostate issues.
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Dr was great. Administration staff communication very poor.
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Dr. Kella is very professional and discussed all my treatment options. Followup visits were arranged in a timely manner. Highly recommended.
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I am a surgeon who does laparoscopic surgery. After discussion with Dr. Kella I decided to have a robotic prostatectomy for my prostate cancer. I believe in surgery and I wanted surgical removal of my prostate despite the possible and certainconsequences of operative resection. I picked Dr. Kella for my robotic prostatectomy as did other physicians that I know personally. I was out of the hospital the next day. I am completely satisfied with the process and outcome. Each patient is different and no one choice is right for every patient. In addition, each patient undergoing operation will have a different experience and outcome. I am very pleased with the choices I made and the outcome I experienced.
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Very professional, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to talk to.
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Very thorough, showed good humor and caring.
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The office staff was the friendliest I ever meet!!
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Soft-spoken, quick to business, and informative. I didn't feel like my time was wasted once I was speaking to the Dr.
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Great job! No pain during procedure.
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He and his staff - super nice.
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We (my husband's visit) had a wonderful experience. The staff, the Nurse Practitioner , and of course Dr. Keller were all excellent. I will definitely recommend him and for sure come back to see him.
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Everyone from the md's, pa's and staff very professional and knowledgeable.
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