Dr. Kamaljot S.Kaler is a UC Irvine Health urologist who specializes in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgical techniques for the treatment of kidney and prostate disorders. He also is experienced in treating cancers of the prostate and kidney.
Kaler earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He completed a residency in urology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He subsequently completed a urology fellowship at UC Irvine School of Medicine, where he trained in endourology, image-guided therapy and robot-assisted surgery.
Kaler’s research interests are in prostate and kidney cancers, as well as other diseases of the kidney. His research on active surveillance in the management of prostate cancer patients and radical prostatectomy patient outcomes won first place at a conference of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association. His poster on a randomized controlled trial with hypothermia during robot-assisted prostatectomy received top honors at the 2016 American Urological Association (AUA) meeting .
Kaler has patented a device that allows real time measuring of forces in accessing the ureter to improve safety in patients undergoing kidney stone treatment. He has developed a new technique to perform kidney stone surgery and is the author of six chapters in urological textbooks on topics including endoscopic-guided percutaneous renal access, thermoablation of renal tumors, nerve-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, and outcome measures of robot-assisted prostatectomy. He also has received research grants from industry for clinical research and has been invited to lecture and proctor AUA courses on percutaneous nephrolithotomy. He also proctors UC Irvine’s robot-assisted mini-fellowship for international surgeons.
His current research focuses on surgical planning related to kidney stone surgery with medical manipulation, surgical technology development, and robot-assisted prostatectomy outcomes. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, snowboarding and travelling.