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Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer

October 24, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Dr. Koushik Shaw was proud to be one a handful of surgeons from around the US to attend a surgical workshop at the University of California-San Diego, at the “Center for the Future of Surgery”.  Here we discussed, and used the latest techniques to use hemostatic agents, which are used to decrease bleeding that occurs […]

Vasectomy Cost Explained

October 16, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Many of our patients ask us: “how much does a vasectomy cost?”  For many people with insurance coverage, most plans cover all, or most of the expense.  This may range from a simple co-pay ($25-$50 for many), to coverage of a small percentage of the procedure, still only averaging $200 or less.  Finally, for many […]

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

October 1, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Thanks to modern advances and continued research, there are more and more options available for treating patients with both early and late stage prostate cancer. Read the entire article here For more information on the Austin Urology Institute, Click Here Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888

Kidney stone treatment options in Austin

September 24, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Austin Urology Institute is proud to offer the latest treatments in managing kidney stones.  This is a growing epidemic throughout the country, and Austin is no exception.  We specialize in shockwave lithotripsy, a non-invasive way to manage stones without cuts, in an outpatient manner, in less than 1 hour.  For more complicated stones, lasers no […]

Low Testosterone Issues?

August 24, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

For even more information on Low Testosterone, please visit us! There has been a lot of discussion and research of menopause in women, however, not until recently has there been a spotlight on Low Testosterone (aka Low T) in men.  Some have called this “Andropause”. In our practice, we have noticed a significant increase in men coming in […]

Why Choose Austin Urology Institute?

June 17, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Many patients throughout Austin, Central Texas, and beyond choose Austin Urology Institute as their place for for the finest Urology care in the area.  Why?  For starters, we pride ourselves on the BEST staff around! Erika, Ruthie, and Sari are available to answer all your phone calls and questions…no computers or leaving messages.  We have […]

Austin Vasectomy

June 17, 2012  |  Vasectomy  

Patients are choosing the Austin Urology Institute for their  Austin vasectomy.  Why?  There are many reasons….first we have an excellent location just right off North Mopac, just north of the Domain Mall.  When you call for an appointment, our friendly staff (no computers or leaving messages!) will help you find our first available day (or […]

Prostate Cancer, PSA testing, and the USPSTF

May 29, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Lately there has been a lot of great discussion in regards to PSA, prostate cancer, and the USPSTF comments.  The best part of this discussion, is that it has engaged physicians, patients, politicians, and other interested parties in a healthy debate over how we diagnose, manage, and treat prostate cancer. As a member of the […]

Low Testosterone?

May 25, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

One of the fastest growing parts of our practice has been the evaluation, treatment, and management of men with “Low T”, or low testosterone. Why?  I believe that media reports, advertising, and the fact that more and more of us are wanting to stay alert, mentally engaged, energetic, sexually active, and in general “young” despite […]

DaVinci Partial Nephrectomy

May 22, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Thanks to advanced imaging technologies, we are identifying tumors of the kidney earlier and earlier all the time. Whereas many doctors remove the entire kidney for a small tumor, advanced robotic surgery now allows us to remove just the part of the kidney with a malignancy, leaving the rest of the normal kidney behind.  It […]

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