Why You Keep Getting UTIs

November 22, 2016  |  Bladder  UTIs  

  Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are no fun. It’s not unusual to get a UTI every once in a while and they are generally treated pretty easily with antibiotics, but if you’re getting them frequently, it may be time to see a doctor. We tend to think of UTIs in younger women as being associated […]

How Bladder Cancer Hides in Women

November 16, 2016  |  Bladder  Women's Health  

This week, we’re continuing our series on the bladder for Bladder Health Month. Today, we’re talking about bladder cancer, and specifically bladder cancer in women.  Like many urologic problems, we tend to think of bladder cancer as something that affects older men. There is some truth to this. Of the estimate 77,000 new cases of […]

Bladder Diverticulum: A Scary Word For A Not-So-Scary Condition

February 22, 2016  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

Don’t be intimidated by the long Latin word. A diverticulum is an outpouching in the bladder, when an abnormal sac or pouch forms at a weak point in the bladder wall. It can be congenital, as in present at birth, or it can develop later in life. Normally, the bladder is relaxed when it is either […]

Can Prostate Cancer Spread to the Bladder?

December 15, 2015  |  Bladder  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

When caught early and treated, patients with prostate cancer have a high chance of being cancer-free after surgery. This will depend on the grade and extent of the cancer, as well as the patient’s other medical problems. While prostate cancer is considered a slow-growing cancer, it is still important to follow-up, and have proper screening […]

July is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

July 6, 2015  |  Bladder  

July is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and the Austin Urology Institute team has put together a handy fact sheet about the disease. While you may not hear about it very often, bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States. At Austin Urology Institute, we bring the latest technology and techniques to […]

Austin Urology Institute Adopts New Bladder Cancer Imaging Technology

February 13, 2015  |  Bladder  

Austin Urology Institute was one of the first Austin urologists to incorporate narrow band imaging, which has vastly increased our ability to spot smaller, fainter tumors in the bladder. With this new technology installed, our ability to detect bladder cancer earlier for better outcomes. More on narrow band imaging from KXAN News: Here is a […]

Treating Bladder Cancer with Robotics

October 17, 2014  |  Bladder  

Cancer fighting technology is continually evolving and we’re always striving at Austin Urology Institute to provide the best and most advanced care. One of the foremost examples of this commitment is our robotic surgery unit, which is capable of treating bladder cancer in unprecedented ways. The robot may be used to remove all or part […]

New Cancer Fighting Technology Comes To Austin

April 17, 2014  |  Bladder  

The Austin Urology Institute would like to announce the next big step in the fight against bladder cancer: the arrival of Narrow Band Imaging in the Travis County Area. As with any form of cancer, early detection is the most effective step in making a full recovery. However, with the Austin area’s current technology, standard […]

Diet and Overactive Bladder

November 21, 2013  |  Bladder  

Overactive bladder (OAB) can be a frustrating condition to live with. What many people don’t realize is that diet plays a significant role in symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency. This is often described as the “gotta go” feeling. Coffee is commonly a culprit in making these symptoms worse. Caffeine acts as a bladder irritant […]

The Beer Bladder

September 19, 2013  |  Bladder  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Ladies and gentlemen, we have finally come to that special time of year. That time when the temperature starts cooling down, the leaves start changing color, yadda-yadda-yadda. All that is nice but let’s be real, it’s football season. It’s time to get the family and friends together, fire up the grill, yell and scream at […]

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