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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 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 acid stones make up the vast majority of stones that we treat. What I want to do for the this episode is highlight 5 areas where uric acid stones differ from calcium based kidney stones in diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

If you want to hear all of the episodes on kidney stones there is a link in the show notes to the category list of kidney stones on the website at whyurologypodcast.com.

http://whyurologypodcast.com/category/Kidney+Stone