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I am Dr. Todd Brandt. I am a urologist. 

These are words I couldn't have imagined myself saying as I was growing up thinking about medicine as a career. 

And I have been asked many, many times why I went into urology as a medical specialty. In this podcast I attempt to explain how I got here. Why did I choose urology as a specialty? Why do I like it? Why, if you are someone with a urinary tract, should you care? Get it? Why Urology.

This podcast is a personal experiment in medical audio content. I make the obvious disclaimer that this is not medical advice. You should be going to your own physician for that.

These episodes are meant to educate, entertain, inspire or inform you in some way with urology as the launching point for each episode. Each episode is varied in format and length as I have experimented with content. 

Listen, follow, share, rate, review, repeat...you know what to do.

If you have kidney stones, or prostate cancer, or another urologic health concern this podcast may help you.

If you have a loved one with any urologic health concern this podcast may help you. 

If you are someone who has asked, "How does my bladder do it's thing?", this podcast may help you.

If you make urine, or even if you don't, this podcast may help you.

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I do appreciated any feedback I get so please reach out to me at the link provided on this website. 

Be well,

Dr. Todd Brandt

Jun 17, 2016

Dr Brandt discusses the vasectomy.  there are 10 things a man should know prior to having the procedure.

 

1. A vasectomy is intended to be permanent.

2. A vasectomy is not immediately effective.

3. A man must continue other forms of contraception until he proves his semen is sperm-free with a semen sample.

4. Even if a man shows no sperm in the semen a pregnancy can still occur--this is very rare.

5. A vasectomy will need to be redone about 1% of the time.

6.  A vasectomy requires a 1-2 week recovery.

7. A vasectomy can be reversed but it is not always successful.

8. Complications are uncommon but can occur.

9. Chronic pain in the testicle can develop after vasectomy 1% of the time.

10.  Alternatives to vasectomy exist and should be discussed with your physician.