About Naveen Kella

Dr. Naveen Kella heads The Urology Place in San Antonio, TX

“Whether a patient has prostate cancer, desires a vasectomy, has a sexual health concern, or needs a second opinion, we can help.” -Naveen Kella, MD


Dr. Naveen Kella is board certified in urology, with a fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery. He is known for his experience treating prostate cancer and has performed over 2,500 robotic prostate cancer surgeries. Literature notes the best surgeons usually have superior experience. Dr. Kella is the most experienced robotic prostate surgeon in San Antonio and South Texas. In fact, he is one of the most experienced in the nation.

What values and characteristics do top urologists possess? “Experience, education and a great team are key,” states Kella. When asked about his success, Dr. Kella gives much credit to his clinic and surgical teams. He has performed nearly all of his robotic prostatectomy cases in the same hospital with the same team.  Thus, the team has amassed collective excellence as a single performing unit that is unmatched by nearly anyone in the nation.


Dr. Kella’s pursuit of excellence in urology care has and continues to be honored. Notably, he was selected for inclusion as a Texas Rising Star in 2014 and 2015, and in Texas Super Doctors in both 2014 and 2015. He has won these and many other accolades for his efforts to bring out the best in robotic surgery and overall urology care. He did live surgery at the American Urology Association, which  represents urologists across the nation. He also performed live surgery at the Annual Kimbrough Urological Seminar, the national conference for government urologists.

Helping teach other surgeons is important. As such, Dr. Kella has travelled across the country teaching other urologists about robotic prostate cancer surgery. Additionally, he maintains a YouTube channel with numerous videos showing his technique.


Dr. Kella completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.  He then completed medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas, followed by an internship and residency at Tufts New England Medical Center. He was Chief Resident at Tufts from 2002-2003, then moved to Houston to pursue his fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine.  After his training, Dr. Kella moved to San Antonio to start working in private practice, which he still does today.

Professional Affiliations

American Urological Association
Bexar County Medical Society
Endourological Society
Texas Medical Association
San Antonio Urological Society
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery

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