Dr. David Cuellar

Dr. David Cuellar
Dr. David Cuellar is a board-certified Urologist with Urology Austin. Dr. David Cuellar is a graduate of the UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and completed his residency at the University of Maryland. Dr. Cuellar also completed an advanced training fellowship in minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery and complex stone surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He has special interests in robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of all genitourinary cancers. Other areas of interest include kidney stone treatment and prevention, vasectomy, elevated PSA, prostate cancer, low testosterone, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) and erectile dysfunction. Dr. Cuellar is now offering Aquablation for men with BPH. This FDA approved procedure uses unheated, sterile saline to precisely remove prostate tissue overgrowth. Dr. Cuellar serves as the head of Urology at Seton Northwest Hospital (2017-present), a position he held at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center for the six prior years. He has been on the Robotics Steering Committee for both hospitals. In addition, he is a proctor/trainer for the daVinci Robotic Surgical System and began using the daVinci robotics system in Austin in 2004. That year, he was one of the first two surgeons in any specialty in Austin to use the daVinci robotic surgical system. In addition, Dr. Cuellar was the first Urologist in North America to use the daVinci Xi Surgical System (the most common and widely used platform today). In July 2018, Seton Northwest Hospital recognized Dr. David Cuellar for completing 1,000 robotic Urology surgeries. At that time, Dr. Cuellar was the only practicing urologist in Austin to have accomplished this! In 2019, Dr. Cuellar was trained on the daVinci SP (single port) Surgical System – the newest state-of-the-art robotic system that reduces surgical access to one incision, while allowing 360 degree maneuverability and an expanded range of surgical instruments. Dr. Cuellar has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” under the category of Urology in the January 2020 edition of Austin Monthly Magazine. He also received this designation in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Medical School:

UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas


University of Maryland


Fellowship in minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery and complex stone surgery at the University of Pittsburgh


University of Texas at Austin

All surgical treatments have inherent and associated side effects. Individual’s outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience. The most common side effects are mild and transient and may include mild pain or difficulty when urinating, discomfort in the pelvis, blood in the urine, inability to empty the bladder or a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and bladder or urinary tract infection. Other risks include ejaculatory dysfunction and a low risk of injury to the urethra or rectum where the devices gain access to the body for treatment. Further, there may be other risks as in other urological surgery, such as anesthesia risk or the risk of infection, including the potential transmission of blood borne pathogens. For more information about potential side effects and risks associated with Aquablation therapy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment, speak with your urologist or surgeon. Prior to using our products, please review the Instructions for Use, Operator’s Manual or User Manual, as applicable, and any accompanying documentation for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse events. No claim is made that the AquaBeam Robotic System will cure any medical condition, or entirely eliminate the diseased entity. Repeated treatment or alternative therapies may sometimes be required.

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