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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?”

Dec 31, 2016

 It’s New Year’s Eve 2016.

I want to start this episode and thank those listeners and supporters of this podcast over the last six months. I am both surprised and humbled by the number of downloads we continue to get on a daily basis. This little pet project of mine seems to have grown some wings. I hope you’re...


Dec 18, 2016

Dr. Brandt discusses the development of the Transurethral Resection of the Prostate and the contribution of Dr. Nathaniel Alcock and Dr. Rubin Flocks at the University of Iowa in the 1930s.

You can see a video of Dr. Theodore Davis performing a TURP from a movie filmed in the 1930s on YouTube: 


Nov 27, 2016

Dr. Brandt discusses the physiology of obstruction and urinary symptoms from enlargement of the prostate, also known as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).


Nov 20, 2016

Dr. Brandt is inspired to move for Mo-vember by an article in the NYT highlighting competitor John Gilmour, a legendary Australian runner who, at 97 year-old, competed recently in the World Masters Athletic Championship.

Awesome!

Here are the sources for this...


Oct 30, 2016

Dr. Brandt takes you through the process of doing a health inventory prior to seeing a primary physician to get a physical.  Aimed towards men who are turning 50 and are establishing care with a primary caretaker.