Expert Insights

Is a Prostate MRI right for you?

March 21, 2023  |  Prostate Cancer  

Wondering whether or not a prostate MRI is right for you? Here are three reasons why you should get an MRI for prostate cancer: Your PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is elevated You have a family history of prostate cancer You are on active surveillance from a previous diagnosis of prostate cancer A prostate MRI can be […]

The Science Behind Shockwave Therapy for ED

February 28, 2023  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

Shockwave Therapy for ED Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition among men over 40, affecting at least 30 million men across the U.S. It’s characterized as the inability to sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction increases with age and health complications. Diabetes and high blood pressure are just a […]

What is post-nut clarity and post-nut syndrome?

February 22, 2023  |  Men's Health  

Post-nut Clarity: What Does it Mean? “Post-nut clarity” and “post-nut syndrome” are terms that are often used interchangeably. While they have very similar definitions, they’re two separate experiences. The primary difference between the two can be explained by emotions. Post-nut clarity is when you experience some sort of guilt following climax, primarily over how you […]

Austin Half Marathon 2023: Dr. Shaw and Alex Put Their Best Feet Forward

February 21, 2023  |  Make/Well  Men's Health  The/Age  Women's Health  

Join us in congratulating Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw and our nurse practitioner Alex Hughes on completing the 2023 Austin Half Marathon this past Sunday, February 19. Given our emphasis on preventative care and a healthy lifestyle, it’s no surprise they have taken on such a challenge. Dr. Shaw and Alex are setting an example by […]

Wimberley Man Donates Kidney to Stranger with the Help of Dr. Shaw

February 15, 2023  |  Kidney Health  

Urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute recently facilitated a life-saving kidney transplant between a Wimberley man and recipient he had never met in his life. Here’s the story from Fox 7: The transplant recipient had been on the waiting list for a kidney for several years and was in desperate need of a […]

How much does a vasectomy cost in Texas?

February 7, 2023  |  Vasectomy  

How much does a vasectomy cost in Texas? It’s a popular question after recent court rulings deemed abortion illegal. Given how much attention vasectomies have received in the news lately, it’s possible you’re considering getting one yourself. One common question patients have is how much does a vasectomy cost, specifically here in Texas. What Does […]

Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Constipation

February 6, 2023  |  Bladder  

If you have bladder leaks, you may have noticed that they worsen when you are constipated. This is because there’s a link between constipation and frequent urination. Constipation causes the colon to enlarge and place more pressure on the bladder, leading to increased urgency and frequent urination. Having to constantly urinate is a condition known […]

Dr. Koushik Shaw Makes Austin Monthly’s Top Doctors List (Again!) for 2023

January 20, 2023  |  Austin Urology  

Dr. Shaw is honored to have made Austin Monthly’s list of Top Doctors for 2023. Doctors are nominated by fellow physicians across Central Texas, and Dr. Shaw was once again recognized as one of the best urologists in Austin. As the founder of Austin Urology Institute, Dr. Koushik Shaw is committed to providing cutting-edge care […]

How Much Does Addyi Cost?

January 10, 2023  |  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  Women's Health  

What is Addyi? You’ve probably heard of the “little blue pill,” but what about the “little pink pill”? Addyi is the only FDA-approved medication for treating hypoactive sexual desire (HSDD) in women and it’s available at Austin Urology Institute.  Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) refers to having little or no interest in sex. Addyi (flibanserin) […]

What’s A Good Natural Hormone Replacement?

January 10, 2023  |  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  

Hormone replacement therapy is becoming increasingly popular, which can be (partially) chalked up to an extremely stressed-out society. Being stressed can wreak havoc on your hormonal wellbeing. It can also leave you with less time for proper nutrition and exercise, further harming your hormonal health. There are more and more options for hormone replacement therapy […]

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