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Austin Urology Institute is proud to be amongst the first to offer a revolutionary new cancer treatment for transitional cell carcinoma, or TCC, of the upper urinary tract or kidney. Most TCC lesions are found in the bladder, where they are easily resectable and treated with topical chemotherapy agents such as MMC or BCG. Having […]
Urinary tract infections or bladder infections (UTIs) are common in pregnancy with between 2-10% of women diagnosed with them while pregnant. Pregnant women are at increased risk for UTIs starting in week 6 through week 24. So if you’re in a similar situation, this info might help you maintain your urologic health and your sanity […]
During my medical school and training, I, along with other medical professionals were taught how to properly analyze, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of disease processes. While learning “how to doctor,” patient encounters were typically rote and followed a fairly strict protocol and ritual: obtain a history, perform a physical exam, provide an assessment […]
Growing Out of Modernity There has been an impressive number of medical advancements over the years, from 3D-printed organs to bionic eyes to full facial transplants. Included in that category is a classification of surgery that was named after one of the most pioneering men of our time: Leonardo da Vinci. A widely comprehensive technology […]
The color of your pee can actually alert you to kidney stones or kidney cancer, as well as infection. Find out what color is the perfect pee color and what you can do to achieve it.
Robotics. It may sound Star Wars-related or like a futuristic concept to some, but in reality robotic surgery has been around for many years. The very first robotic surgical procedure, a gall bladder removal, took place in 1987. The benefits of DaVinci robotics are so encouraging that the technique is widely used in many different […]
We understand how shocking a diagnosis of a urologic cancer can be. In those difficult times you deserve the best treatment. You need an experienced medical team willing to discuss the full range of treatments available to you, including surgical options. Look for a surgeon who utilizes the latest technology and provides a friendly, comforting […]
October 10, 2014 | Kidney Cancer
Cancer fighting technology is continually evolving and, at Austin Urology Institute, we’re always striving to provide the best and most advanced care. One of the foremost examples of this commitment is our Da Vinci robot, which is capable of treating kidney cancer in unprecedented ways. We use the Da Vinci robot to perform a partial nephrectomy. […]
Kidney stones pass once they are out of the kidney, traveling down the ureter to the bladder. Stones that are <5mm can usually pass on their own. Some patients may choose conservative treatment and observe their stones, rather than go through a surgical procedure. This usually includes stones that are less than 6mm, not causing […]
August 10, 2014 | Kidney Cancer
Depending upon the stage of cancer, kidney cancer is very treatable. Options for treatment vary depending upon the stage and size of the tumors. In Austin and surrounding areas such as Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bastrop and San Marcos the Austin Urology Institute is nearby. At the Austin Urology Institute Dr.Shaw has the experience to […]
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