Pro-Talk Episode 4 – Naveen Kella, MD Urologist | The Urology Place
Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern
Internship and residency: Tufts, New England Medical Center in Boston
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
Canada & USA
Date: Jan 30th, 2023
Time: 5 p.m. EST
Dr. Naveen Kella was fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology in 2003. He has established his practice in San Antonio and has built one of the most experienced prostate cancer programs in the nation.
His surgical experience with robotic prostatectomy is among the top in the world, with over 3000 cases personally performed from start to finish by Dr. Kella. He was one of the investigators for one of the first ablation technologies, which is high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of the prostate. Dr. Kella has worked closely with radiologists in San Antonio in developing a program for 3T MRI prostate imaging and fusion biopsies.
These pursuits have led to establishing the first commercial TULSA program in the Southwest.
“I believe my extensive background in surgery and MRI make our program extremely well suited for TULSA PRO. Treating with MRI imagery makes a lot more sense when you have correlated hundreds and hundreds of patient MRIs with what their prostate looks like prior to surgery. TULSA PRO uses real-time MRI thermal feedback to treat prostate cancer with a robotic urethral ultrasound device. I’m excited to offer this new, FDA-approved technology to our patients.”
-Dr. Naveen Kella