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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?”

Jun 29, 2020

Where does a cancer come from?

One cell. 

Cancer begins with one cell.

A normal cell has cell membrane, a cytoplasm with lots of working parts within it, and a central nucleus. The nucleus contains the instructions, the DNA, that tells the cell exactly what it needs to do. A cell has a specific purpose, become...


Jun 20, 2020

80% of all kidney stones are calcium-based stones, mostly calcium combining with oxalate or phosphate to make calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate stones.

This episode is about another kind of kidney stone mineral called uric acid.

Uric acid stones makeup about 15 % of all kidney stones. 

Calcium based stone and uric...


May 30, 2020

May 31 is world no tobacco day sponsored yearly, since 1987 by the Member States of the World Health Organization.

World No Tobacco Day every year informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the world Health organization is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic,...


May 17, 2020

The link to vote for the RODE podcast competition is:

https://myrodecast.com/listen/entry/1627

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Here are five things you should know about bladder cancer.

  1. The most common form of bladder cancer forms from the inner surface lining the bladder, in a cell called a transitional...


Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Mikhail Regelman and I discuss working from home, telehealth services during COVID 19 and baking bread.

I think you will enjoy this discussion with Dr. Mikhail Regelman