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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Feb 2, 2020

In the last episode we talked about a mineral called oxalate, high oxalate foods, the relationship of eating high oxalate foods and kidney stones, and how you should decrease your intake of high oxalate foods to decrease your risk of kidney stones.

Here is what we learned:

  1. Oxalate is a mineral found in plant foods. Our...


Jan 8, 2020

This podcast episode is about a mineral called oxalate. O-X-A-L-A-T-E

I know what you are thinking. What is oxalate?

Oxalate is a form of oxalic acid. It is made in plants and in our bodies.

The reason that you probably have never heard of oxalate is that it doesn’t do anything in our bodies. It’s a waste product...


Dec 25, 2019

In this episode I have a discussion with Dr. Edward Uchio urologic oncologist currently serving as the Director of Clinical Research in the University of Calfornia, Irvine Department of Urology.

Dr. Uchio was willing to sit down with me for a remote interview to talk about focal treatment of prostate cancer.

According...


Prostate Cancer: HIFU and Focal Therapy; An Interview with Dr. Edward Uchio ep 78

Dec 25, 2019

In this episode I have a discussion with Dr. Edward Uchio urologic oncologist currently serving as the Director of Clinical Research in the University of Calfornia, Irvine Department of Urology.

Dr. Uchio was willing to sit down with me for a remote interview to talk about focal treatment of prostate cancer.

According...


Nov 30, 2019

Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide. In the United States, 75% of suicides are men.

The causes of depression are many, including genetic, environmental, psychological, and biochemical factors, and some people are more prone to it and suffer more severely. For many it’s a crippling condition. Sadness, loss of...