Expert Insights

A Testicular Cancer Patient Gives Back

November 25, 2020  |  Testicular Cancer  

A testicular cancer patient of Dr. Tsai recently got in touch with us about an event he’s hosting  called “Burpees for Bros” on Nov. 28, 2020 in downtown Austin. We chipped in $250 towards their $2000 goal of raising money for the Testicular Cancer Foundation and the Movember Foundation. If you’d like to join us, […]

Urine PCR – Urinary Tract Infection Test

November 18, 2020  |  Uncategorized  UTIs  

UTIs. If you’ve had one, you know how disruptive they can be to life. If you haven’t had one, you still could get one. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons for patients to see their providers. UTIs are the cause of more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers […]

Aquablation Has Come to Austin

November 16, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

Aquablation of the prostate is a new type of treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. At Austin Urology Institute, we are proud to be among the few selective practices in the Austin area to offer this advanced, one-of-a-kind, minimally invasive therapy. What is Aquablation Therapy? Aquablation therapy harnesses the power of water delivered with […]

A Brief History of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

November 4, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  The/Age  

Shockwave therapy treatments have been around for a long time. They were used in various medical specialities to treat everything from kidney stones in the 1980s to orthopedic issues in the 1990s to cardiovascular disease in the 2000s. Most recently, the technology started to be deployed in 2012 to treat erectile dysfunction. Shockwave therapy, often […]

How much does a Penile Prosthesis Cost?

October 28, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

In dealing with healthcare and insurance companies, one of the most frustrating and commonly asked questions involves whether or not a procedure is covered and what costs are. With regards to erectile dysfunction treatments and penile prosthesis implants, the fortunate and most straightforward answer is that Penile Prosthesis or Implant placements are in fact, covered […]

How does a penile prosthesis work?

October 23, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

A penile implant is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) in men. It is a great option when other therapies have not worked for including pills, injections, pumps. Often times the side effects of these therapies are so extreme, they’re intolerable. It is also an excellent alternative for men who do not wish to […]

Jelmyto and treatment of upper tract TCC of the kidney

October 20, 2020  |  Bladder  Kidney Cancer  

Austin Urology Institute is proud to be amongst the first to offer a revolutionary new cancer treatment for transitional cell carcinoma, or TCC, of the upper urinary tract or kidney. Most TCC lesions are found in the bladder, where they are easily resectable and treated with topical chemotherapy agents such as MMC or BCG. Having […]

Jatenzo, A Major Advance in Low Testosterone Treatment, Arrives in Austin

September 28, 2020  |  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  

Austin Urology Institute is proud to debut the newest therapy for hypogonadism and low testosterone (often referred to as low t), Jatenzo.  Jatenzo is an innovative new therapy for those suffering from signs and symptoms of low t.  Historically, oral delivery of testosterone was associated with liver related issues and toxicity. Thus, testosterone has been […]

The Surgical Solution: ED and Penile Implants (Prosthesis)

September 24, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

The penile prosthesis is an implant that allows patients to have direct control over erections using an implanted pumping device. It’s highly effective and often covered by insurance, so read on to see if it might be the erectile dysfunction treatment you need. To consult with one of our urologists (the type of specialist you […]

Big results with low side effects? How minimal can BPH treatments get?

August 25, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

BPH, or enlarged prostate is a common condition that can affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to the male reproductive anatomy, it is also considered “man’s lifelong friend or enemy” that is responsible for symptoms like frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, weak stream, or overactive bladder symptoms. Unless […]