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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 […]
People take pride in things for different reasons. Some people boast about their long lost years in athletics, some like bragging about how many Netflix marathons they digest on a weekly basis, and others might gloat about how much lemonade they can chug in one sitting. At the Austin Urology Institute, our claim to fame […]
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 […]
It’s prostate cancer awareness month so as a urologist, it is our civic duty to inform the public about the most common cancer among men. Aside from examining and treating our patients with advanced procedures like the robotic prostatectomy, Dr. Shaw takes to the airwaves on KLBJ FM to inform the public about men’s health […]
Dr. Shaw made one of his frequent appearances on Austin’s KXAN news this weekend to spread the word about some important men’s health issues during Men’s Health Month. Dr. Shaw breaks down when you should get a prostate cancer screening, the importance of both PSA testing and physical exams and the value of a new […]
With Prostate Cancer Awareness Month ending soon, Dr. Shaw took to television to give Austin one final reminder about the importance of prostate cancer screenings and prevention.
Dr. Koushik Shaw and Austin Urology Institute have been leading the way in robotic cancer surgery in Central Texas. This September, during Prostate Cancer Awareness month, it’s especially important to be aware of the dangers of prostate cancer and to know what types of treatment are available. This infographic breaks down the differences between a robotic […]
February 29, 2016 | Prostate Cancer
Austin Urology Institute is proud to be among the first to offer the Apifiny non-PSA Blood Test! Apifiny non-PSA Blood Test is a new prostate cancer diagnostic technology. This simple test measures unique biomarker (autoantibodies) proteins in the blood that are generated by a man’s immune system against cancer in prostate tissue. Apifiny helps rule […]
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 […]
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 […]
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