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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 23, 2019

In this episode, we are “going retro.” Urologically speaking we are talking about the retroperitoneum, where the kidney lives. In this episode we are talking about a retroperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy using the daVinci surgical robot. 

We have talked about robotic partial nephrectomy on this...


Jan 6, 2018

Welcome to the “Why Urology” podcast.  My name is 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...


Dec 16, 2017

Today I want to turn our discussion to Kidney Cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute there are three main types of kidney cancer. Renal cell cancer is the most common type in adults and Wilm’s tumors are the most common in children. These types form in the tissues of the kidney. Transitional cell cancer,...