Kidney Health

We are Going! To the AUA Conference in San Antonio

May 5, 2024  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Health  

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! As a practice deeply committed to staying at the forefront of urological care and education, we are eagerly anticipating the upcoming American Urological Association (AUA) conference in San Antonio. This premier event, with its rich history and unparalleled networking opportunities, promises to be an invaluable […]

The First-Ever Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day

April 10, 2023  |  Kidney Health  

April 10th is officially Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day. On the first-ever Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day, our own Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw accepted the proclamation from Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool. The celebration was held at the Kidney Transplant Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Kidney donors, recipients, and health […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why would an Austin urologist offer wellness and nutritional services? (An interview with the Director of Nutrition)

April 14, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Low Testosterone  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

Dr. Shaw and his team at Austin Urology Institute take an integrative approach to urology by combining different aspects of care, including medication, hormone therapy, innovative new tools, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle factors. Expanding from our core Austin urology services makes treating those urological conditions more effective. Here is a Q&A with the Director of […]

Can Diabetes Affect Urological Health?!

April 13, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Erectile Dysfunction  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

This may come as a surprise to some, but diabetes and urological health issues are closely connected. Diabetics are susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Diabetes can also often exacerbate urologic conditions because it can impair the body’s blood flow, nerves, and sensory functions. Simply […]

Kidney Cancer Cliff Notes

April 7, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  

In the U.S., approximately 2% of all cancers arise from the kidney. Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in approximately 52,000 Americans. Kidney cancer is about twice as common in males than females and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70 years. With early diagnosis and treatment kidney cancer can be cured, […]

Happy Kidney Month! (Part II)

March 14, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

Here are Five Actions that can keep your kidneys health and decrease the risk of kidney disease. If you missed our prior post about national kidney awareness month, take a peek back. If not, here are five ways in which you can help take charge of your kidney health and decrease your risk of kidney […]

Happy Kidney Month! (Part I)

March 7, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

It’s National Kidney Month! March has been designated the month to give a shout out to those kidneys and the tremendous amount of work they do in keeping you healthy. The kidneys play a vital role in your health and they are busy! The kidneys are two fist-sized organs located in your back just at […]

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Tips for Keeping them Healthy

March 1, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Make/Well  The/Age  

Kidneys are incredible organs, and vital to our health.  The kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning about 200 quarts of fluid to the bloodstream every 24 hours. Around two quarts are removed from the body through urine, and the other 198 quarts are filtered and recovered in the body. However, in 2020, […]

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