Dr. Shaw Featured on Good Call Blog
June 26, 2014
Dr. Koushik Shaw talks about his decision to start the Austin Urology Institute in this recent post on Hastings Humans‘ The Good Call Blog. Here’s a snippet from the article: “Unlike large group practices that are run similar to chain restaurants – one standardized product every patient receives – Austin Urology Institute prides itself on exceeding patient expectations in availability, access to care, patient comfort, minimal wait times, and over… Read more
AUA Annual Meeting Recap
June 19, 2014
What is the American Urological Association meeting all about? The American Urological Association (AUA) held its annual meeting recently in Orlando, FL. It was a great opportunity to hear speakers from around the country (and even other countries) discuss the standard guidelines, changes, and new research in the urology field. This is done through lectures, live surgical videos, debates, and poster presentations on new research. The AUA puts out publications,… Read more
Things are not working how they used to down there (erectile dysfunction)
June 18, 2014
You are over the age of 40 and having a hard time getting an erection, it’s ok. This is common for 50% of men over 40. If you are under 40, treatment works the same way. There are different reasons behind why this happens. Erectile dysfunction can occur due to stress, anxiety, low testosterone, and other medical problems. Risk factors include age >50, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high… Read more
Why is my urine the color of Fanta?
June 16, 2014
We have all been there. You stand up and look right before you flush and you ask yourself, is that normal? Before you diagnose yourself, here are some of the most common colors of urine that stir questions. Urine that is orange may be discolored due to the foods you are eating or certain medications you are on. Review those medications to see if this is a side effect. Let’s… Read more
Why am I leaking?
June 14, 2014
Sometimes we laugh a little too hard or cough or have that really big sneeze and all of a sudden we pee a little. This can be a funny experience for yourself that you usually don’t tell anyone, but you need to be careful and make sure it is not caused by something more serious. Leakage can occur for different reasons, such as age, family history, and stress. I talked… Read more
The life of sperm after vasectomies
June 13, 2014
What happens to sperm after a vasectomy? After a vasectomy, the sperm continues to be produced, however they do not travel through the vas deferens due to the vasectomy. If the sperm have nowhere to go, they are broken down and absorbed by the body. In rare cases, sperm may collect in a cyst of the epididymis (a structure that is on top of the testicle, and transports sperm) or… Read more
What You Need to Know About Your Prostate
June 11, 2014
You are going to put your finger where? As a male you are getting older and the inevitable happens, you wind up at your doctors office with your pants down, asked to turn over and the doctor explains where his finger is going. You take a deep breath and let it happen, it is for your own good. So, right as you are hitting the ages of 55-70 it is… Read more
Why are kidney stones more common in Texas?
June 10, 2014
Austin and its surrounding cities (Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Bastrop, and San Marcos) are at higher risk of making stones mostly due to the hot weather. During the summer, people enjoy spending time outside. Austin, in particular is a very active city and many people do not hydrate as well as they should. The lower water intake combined with physical activity in the hot weather is a big… Read more
Vasectomies: Permanent Birth Control Is Easier Than You’d Think
June 6, 2014
When couples know their families are complete, it’s often the woman who undergoes a tubal ligation as a form of permanent birth control. But more and more men each year are opting to take that responsibility on instead. Vasectomies are a quick, painless option that nearly 500,000 U.S. men choose to take advantage of each year. While we’ve noticed that men tend to be squeamish about any procedure that takes… Read more
What are the best erectile dysfunction treatments?
June 5, 2014
Treatment varies for erectile dysfunction. Oral ED medications are most common for first line treatment. If patient wants to move to a tablet form it can vary from a low dosage of 5mg and up to 20mg depending upon efficacy and tolerability. Tablet is taken daily 20-30 minutes before intercourse. Most common dosage is 10mg. Below are the Top 5 leading pharmaceutical companies for erectile dysfunction. Cialis Levitra Viagra Staxyn… Read more