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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

Dec 31, 2020

Welcome to the Why Urology Podcast.

This is episode number 101, an interview with Dr. Alex Tatem about shock wave therapy (SWT) for treating men with erectile dysfunction.

Shock wave therapy is a developing technology within the field of urology, a technology not universally endorsed, encouraged, or employed in urologic...


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...