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Simple ways to avoid kidney stones

Kidney Stones Going through the trauma of having a kidney stone can be worse than the pain some associate with childbirth. Once someone has a stone, there is a 50% chance of having another stone within seven years. Kidney stones occur when chemical become concentrated  enough to start formation of crystals. As the crystals grow,

The first week after robotic prostatectomy

  How much pain after robotic prostatectomy in the Recovery Room? Patients spend about 1 hour in the recovery room. The nurse will give pain medications if needed. If there is pain, the discomfort disappears quickly. We check on the catheter and drain and make sure everything is stable before going to the surgical floor.

Birth control for men an alternative to vasectomy?

Alternative to vasectomy for men? Contraceptive options for men are condoms, vasectomy, or avoidance. A study recently published results of 320 men across the world. Men enrolled in the study did not want their partner to become pregnant over the two years of the study. The men started off with normal sperm levels. The researchers

What Tops Experience in Prostate Cancer Surgeons?

  Robotics and Experience bring Top Results for Prostate Cancer Patients The Advantages of Robotics in Prostate Cancer Surgery Rоbоtіс ѕurgеrу fоr рrоѕtаtе саnсеr hаѕ mаdе a lаrgе impact оn рrоѕtаtе саnсеr trеаtmеnt durіng thе lаѕt dесаdе. Thоugh thіѕ tуре оf rоbоtіс ѕurgісаl tесhnоlоgу wаѕ dеvеlореd fіrѕt bу thе Unіtеd Stаtеѕ mіlіtаrу tо bе uѕеd

2016 Pints for Prostates

We were happy to support Men’s Health in partnership with Alamo Beer and Kiolbassa Provision Company this Father’s Day, June 19th. Thanks to all who joined us for a small contribution to get a tasting ticket and to benefit Pints for Prostates. We were there from noon, offering free PSA screening to men between 40

Open-ended vasectomy? An open question

Elective procedures should be all about reducing pain and reducing risk. A rare but real problem is post-vasectomy pain syndrome. An open-ended vasectomy allows the testicular side of the cut vas to remain open. Imagine a pop off valve. This is the idea behind open-ended vasectomy. The epididymus, which is the series of tubes next

Selenium no help for Prostate Cancer

Harm from Selenium in Prostate Cancer Bottom Line for Selenium A study followed over 4000 men with prostate cancer from 1988 to 2010. They looked at dosage of supplements. Men were categorized according to selenium dosage. The higher doses had more risk. Taking over 140 micrograms increased risk of death by 60%. Thoughts These studies

Welcome to The Urology Place

Dr Kella is a fellowship-trained urologist who has worked in San Antonio since 2004. He has performed nearly 2500 robotic prostatectomy surgeries, making him the most experienced robotic surgeon for the treatment of prostate cancer in South Texas.  While this website is under construction, you can learn more about Dr Kella and the other members of