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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?”

Nov 22, 2020

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Why Urology Podcast.

This is episode number 100, a milestone in my podcasting journey. This podcast started with a single question, “Why Urology?” In this podcast episode, at the very end, I give you the answer.

Just a heads up this episode is the last episode for 2020....


Nov 8, 2020

Kidney cancer is most commonly a Renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Renal Cell Carcinoma, with its various subtypes, will be diagnosed in an estimated 73,750 adults (45,520 men and 28,230 women) in the United States this year. Kidney cancer is the sixth most common cancer for men, and it is the eighth most common cancer...


Nov 2, 2020

The idea of a keystone habit I think is attributed to Charles Duhigg in a book called, The Power of Habit.

As I understand the concept, a keystone habit is a habit that leads to multiple other behaviors, and positive outcomes in your life. A keystone habit sparks a chain reaction.

When you focus on, when you become...


Oct 17, 2020

Consider this a top ten list of things to ask your doctor about your upcoming surgery or procedure.

1. What is my diagnosis?

2. What is the name of the procedure you are recommending?

3. What are the goals and benefits and what can I expect to gain from this procedure?

4. What are the risks?

5. Are there alternative...


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...