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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?”

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...