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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?”

Oct 12, 2019

In this episode, I am talking about the undescended or cryptorchid testicle.


The undescended testicle is a testicle that stops along its normal path of embryologic descent from the abdomen and does not descended in to the scrotum. The cryptorchid testicle is one that not only has not descended into the scrotum but...

Aug 31, 2019

What is Peyronie’s Disease? Peyronie’s’ disease is a condition of scarring in the shaft of the penis, specifically a layer called the tunica albuginea. The scarring is a disorganized, excessive deposition of collagen that results in formation of a collagen plaque. Peyronie’s disease most often manifests in a...

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...