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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?”

Sep 30, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Although September is nearly over I wanted to sneak in a quick episode relevant to Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer is the leading cancer in men after skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute 160, 000 men will be diagnosed this year with prostate cancer and...


Apr 30, 2017

In this episode I interview for a second time one of my partners Dr. Peter Sershon. Dr. Sershon has made a name for himself both as a cancer specialist as well as a robotic surgeon within our community. He and I have operated together at least one day a week for nearly ten years. Occasionally a surgeon finds himself...


Feb 19, 2017

This month the Journal of Urology is celebrating its one-hundredth year of existence. 

 The Journal of Urology was founded in 1917 by Dr. Hugh Hampton Young  

In the early 1900s Urology as a specialty was still in its infancy and Dr. Young felt strongly that the field needed a journal of its own to publish research...


Feb 4, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Mikhail Regelman and I continue a conversation about how we manage issues of incontinence and impotence after man has had his prostate removed for prostate cancer.

In our last episode we focused on postoperative incontinence. In this episode we discuss the protocol called the SIMS...


Jan 21, 2017

For this episode I interview one of my young partners Dr. Mikael Regelman about care for patients after having their prostates removed for prostate cancer.

Doctor Regelman and I sat down together after clinic one day to discuss what we call our SIMS protocol. The SIMS protocol is a preoperative class combined with...