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Women’s Health Month: May Challenge Week Two

May 10, 2021  |  Women's Health  

It’s Women’s Health Month!  The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health! And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! They apply to […]

Women’s Health Month: May Challenge Week One

May 3, 2021  |  Bladder  Incontinence  UTIs  Women's Health  

It’s Women’s Health Month!  The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health! And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! They apply to […]

Women’s Health Month: Weekly May Challenge

May 1, 2021  |  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  UTIs  Women's Health  

Happy May Women! It’s Women’s Health Month!  The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health! And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! […]

Women’s Health and Urology

May 1, 2021  |  Bladder  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Low Testosterone  UTIs  Women's Health  

May is Women’s Health Month! So just how does women’s health and urology fit together? There are many different urologic conditions that can impact a woman’s health, as well as various other health conditions that affect women that can have an impact on their urologic health. Oftentimes, when a women’s gynecologist or primary care doctor […]

Dr. Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute discuss Vasectomy Technique!

April 28, 2021  |  Vasectomy  

Dr. Shaw has now successfully performed over 6000(!) vasectomies. We reached this milestone by being great at what we do, carefully devising a technique over the years that we continue to refine, and minimizing side effects while maximizing successful outcomes. First, we provide telemedicine and in-person consultations to discuss the vasectomies. For those eager to […]

BPH Medications and Side Effects

April 23, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition. As the prostate grows benignly and enlarges it begins to press on and obstruct the urethra, causing symptoms such as frequent daytime urination, getting up at night frequently to urinate, a weak or slow stream, the feeling of not emptying the bladder completely, an urgent need […]

BPH treatment: Ditching the Medications and Avoiding a TURP

April 22, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) doesn’t always mean medications or invasive procedures at surgical centers. When medications are no longer effective and the side effects of BPH become intolerable (frequent trips to the restroom, an urgent need to urinate, poor sleep due to waking up throughout the night to urinate), surgical options are usually the […]

Bladder Health and BPH

April 21, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

The benefit of treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) isn’t just eliminating urinary symptoms that are disruptive to your quality of life, it also keeps your bladder healthy. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder. The urethra (where urine flows out) runs through the center of the prostate from the […]

What Are My BPH Treatment Options?

April 20, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Have you heard about the UroLift procedure to treat your BPH symptoms? No? Well, you aren’t alone. Seventy-five percent of men reported that their doctor had never mentioned the UroLift procedure when discussing BPH treatment. At Austin Urology Institute, our providers insure that all options to treat BPH, both medical and surgical, are discussed. UroLift […]

Top Three Considerations in Surgical Treatment for BPH

April 19, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. Benign growth of the prostate obstructs the urethra and creates urinary symptoms such as frequent daytime urination, getting up at night frequently to urinate, a weak or slow stream, the feeling of not emptying the bladder completely, […]

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