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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...