Robotic Surgery Specialist

Venkata K. Marella, MD -  - Urologist

Venkata K. Marella, MD

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

Robotic surgery is among the most advanced treatment techniques used to treat urologic conditions. Venkata Marella, MD, is one of the field’s leading specialists in this area. He routinely uses minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgical System to address patients’ urologic health needs. Dr. Marella’s methods deliver better results, shorter procedures, and quicker recovery times. To learn more about your treatment options with robotic surgery, schedule a consultation today by calling the office in either Clifton or Wayne, New Jersey, or booking an appointment online.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a new surgical method that enables Dr. Marella to visualize the surgical field in detail and increase precision and efficiency during minimally invasive urologic procedures. He uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System. 

The da Vinci Surgical System includes premier optics that provide Dr. Marella with 3D, HD views inside your body. During surgery, he guides robotic arms outfitted with tiny surgical to conduct your procedure. The da Vinci can outmaneuver human hand and wrist abilities, allowing  Dr. Marella’s control and precision.

How does robotic surgery work?

Using a few small incisions, Dr. Marella inserts a laparoscope to see inside of your body. The images can be seen on a large monitor to help guide his movements with the da Vinci system’s robotic technology.

The specifics of each procedure vary on a case-by-case basis. Here are some of the urologic procedures Dr. Marella can perform with the da Vinci surgical system:

Each patient and procedure is unique, so the best way to find out more about robotic surgery as it pertains to your situation is by coming in for a consultation.

What is robotic surgery used for?

Dr. Marella uses the system for minimally invasive urologic procedures to treat a variety of health concerns, including:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder issues
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Before deciding on surgery, Dr. Marella will always first exhaust more conservative, nonsurgical options. However, robotic surgery is an excellent treatment option in many cases.

Is robotic surgery safe? 

Yes, robotic surgery with the da Vinci system is very safe. The innovative features of robotic surgery make minimally invasive procedures more convenient and useful than ever before. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Fewer blood transfusions
  • Less need for narcotics after the surgery

As is the case with all medical procedures, the potential exists for minor complications like some pain or bruising and swelling at the incision site. However, this is rare and generally goes away quickly on its own.

To learn more about robotic surgery with Dr. Marella, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office today.

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