Expert Insights

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 28, 2022  |  Prostate Cancer  

Did you know that prostate cancer impacts 1 in 9 men during their lifetime? It is the most common cancer to affect men, excluding skin cancer. It’s also the leading cause of cancer deaths among men. Prostate cancer typically affects men over the age of 65, and for reasons not fully understood, it’s more prevalent […]

Dr. Koushik Shaw Performs First Living Kidney Donation With National Donate Life

September 16, 2022  |  Kidney Health  

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and Donate Life America are piloting the first-ever living kidney donor program in Texas, and Dr. Koushik Shaw is honored to be part of it. Having performed kidney transplant surgery since 2004, this was a significant moment for Dr. Shaw and the greater transplant community at large.  Images courtesy […]

Answering Austin’s Vasectomy Questions: How Old Do You Have To Be For A Vasectomy?

September 12, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

In light of the increase in vasectomy inquiries after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, we’re here to answer any and all of Austin’s vasectomy questions. One common question: How old do you have to be to have a vasectomy in Texas? Before we dig into how old you have to be, let’s talk more […]

Achieving Balance: Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & More

September 9, 2022  |  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Nutrition  

It doesn’t matter how much or how little you know about hormone imbalances; it’s intimidating to know where to begin, and how to achieve and maintain hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances look different from person to person, meaning that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We wish it were that easy! At Austin Urology Institute we’re committed […]

Diet and Fertility: Does food increase sperm count? 

July 25, 2022  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

At Austin Urology Institute we tackle many complex diagnosis with males and females alike.  One of the most frustrating diagnosis for patient and partner is that of male infertility.  It’s a complex topic and several factors can play a role in fertility. One factor that is often overlooked is diet. Male infertility means that there’s a problem with […]

Male Fertility Supplements: Do they work? What’s the deal!?

July 25, 2022  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Male fertility supplements are dietary supplements that contain  minerals, herbs, amino acids, compounds and other vitamins that can help men struggling with infertility. These products claim to help: Increase sperm count Boost sperm motility Improve the health of DNA Improve sperm morphology (the shape, size, and appearance of sperm) Support overall male infertility It’s important […]

Increasing Vasectomy Rates in Texas

June 27, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

Following the historic Roe v. Wade decision at the national level, important discussions have been occurring regarding contraceptive options in people’s homes. Condoms remain the only temporary form of birth control for men, with a failure rate of approximately 2-3% when used “perfectly.”  However, “typical” use failure rates can range from 10 to 20% over […]

Increasing Vasectomy Rates in Texas – Are Abortion Laws the Cause?

March 29, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

WFAA ABC interviewed Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw about vasectomies in light of Texas’ recent abortion laws. The highly effective and minimally invasive procedure has always appealed to individuals and couples who are looking for a more permanent form of contraception. “It’s very much in people’s mindsets now,” said Shaw, noting that interest in the […]

Vasectomy Doctors: Which Doctors Are Fit To Snip?

March 14, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

If you’re looking into getting a vasectomy, chances are you’re here and reading this because you’re doing some essential research. One of the most common and important questions patients often have is which doctors are qualified to perform vasectomies. The good news is that there are plenty of safe, efficient options out there; just make […]

iTind vs the Urolift?

February 11, 2022  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Considering a safe, non-invasive, in-office procedure like the Urolift to treat BPH (enlarged prostate) and improve the quality of your urination? The Itind device is new to the US market and offers the same type of relief that the urolift offers but without leaving any “permanent” clips in place. I explain to my patients that […]

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