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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?”

Jan 13, 2018

This is the second episode that comes to us thanks to a white chocolate mocha. Earlier in the day of the discussion in this episode a patient of mine had woken up and decided to have a white chocolate mocha prior to coming to the hospital before his surgery. For those of you who have had surgery you know that there is a period of time when you can’t eat or drink prior to having anesthesia. Because of his small indulgence we had a delay of two hours and a gap in the day. In our last episode I discussed the robotic partial nephrectomy with our current robotic oncology fellow Dr. Christopher Atalla. In this episode I took the opportunity to recruit Dr. Attalla and one of my partners Dr. Peter Sershon for a discussion about the robotic repair of a Uretero-pelvic Junction Obstruction, which happened to be the problem that we were waiting to fix on the patient who was still digesting his mocha. 

I want to apologize for the audio. We used the quietest conference room we could find but our recorder picked up a bit of background noise.  And if you listen carefully you can hear Dr. Sershon enjoying his lunch of Minestrone soup.

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