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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?”

May 19, 2021

In this episode I welcome back Dr Spencer Hart

Dr Hart and I go through my "Ten Questions" that I think can be applied to almost any procedure or surgery to cover the main questions a patient needs to know. We apply the ten questions to talk about an in-office treatment for BPH or the enlarged prostate called the ReZUM...

May 16, 2021

In this episode I have a conversation with Dr. Spencer Hart about the enlarged prostate, what is known as BPH. 

In this conversation we try to answer the question, “I have an enlarged prostate, now what?”

We start with a relatively brief introduction to the problem, move on to some of the first evaluation we do in...

Feb 5, 2021

In this episode I discuss the HOLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) with Dr. Andrew Bergersen.  The HOLEP procedures is used for men with very large, obstructive prostates causing urinary symptoms.

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Feb 12, 2018

In this episode I sit down to a fun conversation with one of my partners, Dr. Dean Tortorelis. We discussed Dr. Tortorelis' path in to Urology, why he is passionate about Men's Health, and, of course, the Urolift procedure for treatment of BPH.

We had a lot of fun making this episode.  I hope you enjoy it.


Dec 18, 2016

Dr. Brandt discusses the development of the Transurethral Resection of the Prostate and the contribution of Dr. Nathaniel Alcock and Dr. Rubin Flocks at the University of Iowa in the 1930s.

You can see a video of Dr. Theodore Davis performing a TURP from a movie filmed in the 1930s on YouTube: