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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, 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

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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