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Prostate Cancer Specialist

Venkata K. Marella, MD -  - Urologist

Venkata K. Marella, MD

Urologist & Robotic Surgery Specialist located in Clifton, NJ & Wayne, NJ

Prostate cancer is seen often in American men. Venkata Marella, MD, has a proven track record of success when it comes to effectively treating prostate cancer. Dr. Marella specializes in robotic prostatectomy that preserves sexual function after surgery. If you notice potential symptoms like trouble urinating, erectile dysfunction, or blood in your semen, call his office in either Clifton or Wayne, New Jersey. You can also book an appointment online today.

Prostate Cancer Q & A

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is quite common among US men. It affects the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland that produces semen. Early stages of prostate cancer may have no symptoms, but more advanced stages can cause:

  • Changes in urine flow
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pelvic pain or discomfort
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Pelvic pain or discomfort

Prostate cancer is highly treatable when detected early. This fact is because prostate cancer usually spreads slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland. There, it usually doesn’t cause serious harm and responds better to treatment.

What causes prostate cancer? 

Obesity, older age, and family history all affect your risk of developing prostate cancer. The risk of developing prostate cancer is high in men, which is why it’s important to get regular prostate checks.

Dr. Marella offers routine prostate examines in a comfortable and discreet environment. He can also provide clarity as to how often you should have follow-up prostate exams. His recommendation will depend on your overall health, family history of prostate cancer, and age.

How do you treat prostate cancer?

Your personalized prostate cancer treatment depends entirely on your diagnosis. If Dr. Marella determines that your prostate cancer is low-risk, he could recommend no treatment and opt for active surveillance instead. 

If your prostate cancer is more advanced, Dr. Marella could recommend robotic surgery to remove the prostate (prostatectomy). He uses the da Vinci® surgical system, which allows him to perform the procedure with:

  • A 3D high-definition view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that allow for greater control than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision, and control

With the modern innovations of robotic surgery, Dr. Marella can do this procedure without affecting your sex life afterward. He has achieved proven results of sexual function preservation after surgery.

To learn more about prostate cancer screenings and treatments, call the office or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Marella today.

We have offices conveniently located in Wayne, New Jersey and Clifton, New Jersey.