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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?”

Aug 10, 2019

Today this episode is again focusing on kidney stone prevention. Today’s focus is on a mineral called citrate. 

Citrate is a naturally occurring substance. It is a salt or ester of citric acid. Citric acid is found in relatively high amounts in citrus foods and juices, lemon and lime juice have some of the highest...


Jul 21, 2019

A hydrocele is, quite simply, a fluid filled sack within the scrotum around the testicle. Hydro means water; cele means sac.

The fluid is not dangerous but can grow to a large size.

Men seek treatment when the hydrocele gets too big and gets in the way of activities or is noticeable by others.

As the fluid grows to a...


Jul 14, 2019

In today’s episode, we will be focusing on an idiom, “in the can.”

Today’s use of “in the can” is a film industry expression. In the pre-digital days of shooting motion pictures, movies were shot, edited, and ultimately delivered to theaters in canisters that held spooled reels of film. Putting a movie “in...


Jun 23, 2019

In this episode, we are “going retro.” Urologically speaking we are talking about the retroperitoneum, where the kidney lives. In this episode we are talking about a retroperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy using the daVinci surgical robot. 

We have talked about robotic partial nephrectomy on this...


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,...