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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?”

Jun 9, 2019

In this episode and the last we are talking about blood in the urine.

 

Blood in the urine is a common reason people will come to the urologist. I our last episode I talked about gross hematuria or visual blood in the urine, specifically as an indicator and sign that a patient may have bladder cancer, or a kidney stone,...


May 19, 2019

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month.

Bladder cancer is the 6th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. 80,000 people will be newly diagnosed with bladder cancer this year, representing 5 % of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States. 

I have covered the topic of superficial vs invasive...


May 5, 2019

In this episode, I am going to be looking at a condition called primary hyperparathyroidism, over activity of the parathyroid gland causing an elevated PTH level in the blood, leading to higher than normal levels of calcium in the blood and potentially the urine leading to kidney stones.

The effect of parathyroid...


Apr 27, 2019

This podcast is an open-ended conversation about topics in urology. The episodes are varied in format and length. If you like what you hear subscribe on your favorite podcast player or find past episodes by topic at whyurologypodcast.com.

In this episode, we will be talking about kidney stone prevention and at a very...


Mar 24, 2019

Bladder stones have been recorded since antiquity, and treating them connects modern urologists to our past. Fortunately, our patients today have anesthesia, and lasers, and high definition video cameras that can be used to treat with bladder stones with minimal risk and low morbidity.