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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?”

Mar 29, 2020

In this episode I sit down for an interview with Dave Carpenter and Dr. Aaron Milbank.

Dave is the CEO of my practice, Minnesota Urology. Dr. Aaron Milbank is the Vice-President of the organization.  

We are in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Hear how these two leaders are changing our medical practice in response to...


Mar 26, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services uses the terms telehealth, telemedicine, and related terms generally refer to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health. 

Telehealth applications include:

  1. Live (synchronous)...


Feb 29, 2020

In this episode I have a conversation with Sara Sattler. Sara is a patient educator and advocate. In this conversation we focus on the use of VED devices for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer treatment.

You can connect with Sara at pivotalrehab.com

You can connect with me at whyurologypodcast.com


Feb 2, 2020

In the last episode we talked about a mineral called oxalate, high oxalate foods, the relationship of eating high oxalate foods and kidney stones, and how you should decrease your intake of high oxalate foods to decrease your risk of kidney stones.

Here is what we learned:

  1. Oxalate is a mineral found in plant foods. Our...


Jan 8, 2020

This podcast episode is about a mineral called oxalate. O-X-A-L-A-T-E

I know what you are thinking. What is oxalate?

Oxalate is a form of oxalic acid. It is made in plants and in our bodies.

The reason that you probably have never heard of oxalate is that it doesn’t do anything in our bodies. It’s a waste product...