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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

Feb 27, 2021

This is episode number 104 of this podcast that I started as a personal exploration into podcasting, the field of urology, and how we can combine the two to educate a general listening audience about different topics in urology.

 

Today’s topic is bladder cancer, and I want to focus specifically on a procedure that is the first step for most patients in their bladder cancer journey after they are diagnosed with a suspicious bladder tumor, the transurethral resection of bladder tumor or TURBT.

 

The format of this episode is to walk through the ten questions to ask your surgeon about any surgery or procedure and to apply it to the transurethral resection of bladder tumor.

 

The ten questions is a set of questions that I have come up with that I think can apply to any surgical procedure. It is meant to be a general framework for discussing any surgery or procedure with your surgeon.  You can hear that episode of this podcast at 

https://whyurologypodcast.com/ten-questions-to-ask-your-surgeon-before-an-operation-ep-97