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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 13, 2020

The ureter is the long thin little muscular structure that transports urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

The ureter is a relatively small player in the urinary system but a very important one. It doesn’t get talked about enough because it is often thought of as just a transport tube from the kidneys, the star of...


Aug 28, 2020

Transitional Cell Cancer forms in the renal pelvis and ureter as well as in the bladder. In this episode Dr. Mikhail Regelman and I discuss how we diagnose and treat this disease 


Aug 26, 2020

This episode is about how, as we make choices in life, we often have to choose between two equally attractive paths with incomplete information and uncertain outcomes. Career choices are like that; life choices are like that. And often the choices feel limiting, like we are boxing ourselves in, closing off opportunities...


Aug 9, 2020

What is success? What does a successful life look like? What does it mean to be a success?

For too many urologists including myself the primary way we measure our lives as successful is through the building of a large and lucrative practice. 

For the record, I believe these are important things to measure. A medical...


Jul 26, 2020

I have spent half of my life as a physician, beginning as an intern just before my 26th birthday.

It began in an inauspicious start on July 1st as an intern at the VA hospital. On our first day we spent most of the day in orientation, but at the end of the day I reported to my assigned general surgery team, currently on...