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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?”

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...