Expert Insights

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 […]

Pulsewave and Shockwave Therapy for Erectile dysfunction

August 12, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

Shockwave therapy, or PulseWave therapy as we call it, is an excellent option for men suffering for mild to moderate ED.  Shockwave therapy, a.k.a. Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LIST), is a cousin of the noninvasive high intensity shockwave therapy we use to treat kidney stones.  In Europe, LIST was developed and utilized in extensive clinical […]

Can an enlarged prostate cause infertility?

August 7, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

The prostate is a walnut-shaped and sized organ that resides below the prostate.  Its role is to produce about 99% of the ejaculate, the carrier fluid for the of sperm (the remaining 1%), that joins up with the prostatic fluid.  As one ages, the prostate continues to grow. This conditions is called benign prostatic hyperplasia […]

How permanent are vasectomies?

July 8, 2020  |  Uncategorized  Vasectomy  

Drs Shaw and Tsai have together performed over 5000 vasectomies in the Austin and Central Texas area.  Why are we a leader in performing vasectomies?  First of all, we have some of the friendliest, kindest, and best staff around.  When I started the practice, I was reminded that we’d only be as good as the […]

Who to Trust with Medical Advice in These Times

June 15, 2020  |  Austin Urology  

It seems like everyone has some medical opinion or another these days, from your grandma, to your postman. And who’s the guy or gal on the other end of the blog or web article with advice for a sure fire cure for weight loss, instant libido, or better erections? Truth of the matter, no matter […]

Waking Up to Pee? Don’t Sleep on BPH Treatment

June 5, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

More than 80 percent of men over the age of 50 wake up at least once per night to urinate.(1) If youʼre no stranger to late-night nature calls, then you may be suffering from an enlarged prostate. Letʼs talk about the causes and symptoms of an enlarged prostate and how you can find the prostate […]

New Treatments for BPH and BPH Symptoms

June 2, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and its associated lower urinary tract symptoms, is a common condition that may affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to males, it is also considered a “lifelong friend or enemy” that will either cause urinary symptoms or in some cases develop cancer. […]

Who to trust with medical advice in these times

June 2, 2020  |  Austin Urology  The/Age  

It seems like everyone has some medical opinion these days, from your grandma to your postman.  And who’s the guy or gal on the other end of the blog or web article with advice for a sure fire cure for weight loss, instant libido, or better erections? Those questionable purveyors of women’s and men’s health […]

Do Kegel Exercises Help Treat Enlarged Prostate? (BPH)

May 29, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  

Kegel exercises are commonly and easily performed little workouts that may help with urinary symptoms like frequency, urgency, leakage, and loss of control. For men with BPH or enlarged prostates, they may also experience these symptoms. But do Kegels cure and treat BPH? The short answer is… no. Although these exercises are great for pelvic […]

Self-Treatment for Enlarged Prostate: What Can You do to Avoid Surgery?

May 25, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or enlarged prostate, and its associated urinary symptoms, is a fact of life for most men above the age of 40. Men as early in their 30s may begin to have symptoms of frequency, urgency, weak stream, frequent night time urination, leakage, or the inability to urinate. In males, the prostate is often the […]