Urine PCR – Urinary Tract Infection Test

November 18, 2020  |  Uncategorized  UTIs  

UTIs. If you’ve had one, you know how disruptive they can be to life. If you haven’t had one, you still could get one. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons for patients to see their providers. UTIs are the cause of more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers […]

Aquablation Has Come to Austin

November 16, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

Aquablation of the prostate is a new type of treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. At Austin Urology Institute, we are proud to be among the few selective practices in the Austin area to offer this advanced, one-of-a-kind, minimally invasive therapy. What is Aquablation Therapy? Aquablation therapy harnesses the power of water delivered with […]

Big results with low side effects? How minimal can BPH treatments get?

August 25, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

BPH, or enlarged prostate is a common condition that can affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to the male reproductive anatomy, it is also considered “man’s lifelong friend or enemy” that is responsible for symptoms like frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, weak stream, or overactive bladder symptoms. Unless […]

How permanent are vasectomies?

July 8, 2020  |  Uncategorized  Vasectomy  

Drs Shaw and Tsai have together performed over 5000 vasectomies in the Austin and Central Texas area.  Why are we a leader in performing vasectomies?  First of all, we have some of the friendliest, kindest, and best staff around.  When I started the practice, I was reminded that we’d only be as good as the […]

What does a urologist treat?

October 15, 2019  |  Uncategorized  

At the Austin Urology Institute, we hear from a lot of people that they don’t know what a Urologist does.  I often tell my patients that I am a “Plumber for People.”  What does that mean?  Well, we treat diseases involving the genitourinary tract.  That involves the kidneys and the ureters, which take urine down […]

Dr. Shaw on Dudley & Bob 2/22

October 15, 2019  |  Uncategorized  

Once again, Dr. Shaw has made his regular house call to KLBJ’s Dudley & Bob + Matt to help the people of Austin with their urologic issues. Dr. Shaw talked to the guys about men’s and women’s health issues, helped out some callers and even tried his hand at an ad read. Check out the full […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Fox Austin

October 8, 2019  |  Prostate Cancer  TV Appearances  Uncategorized  

Dr. Shaw joined Good Day Austin to raise awareness of prostate cancer and what you need to keep yourself (or the men in your life) safe.

The Last Plumber You’ll Ever Need – Meet Dr. Law

September 30, 2019  |  Uncategorized  

You might wonder what drives someone to become a urologist. It’s a truly unique niche. And for such a unique niche, you need unique doctors. Dr. Law is one of them. Here’s how he ended up at the Austin Urology Institute. Meet Dr. Law To be honest and frank, I had absolutely no idea what […]

The Elusive Danger of Prostate Cancer

June 15, 2019  |  Uncategorized  

Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer) and is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older […]

Why Kidney Cancer Is Something to Worry About

June 12, 2019  |  Uncategorized  

What is Kidney Cancer? Kidney cancer occurs when cells in the body begin to grow abnormally. Tumors may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The most common non-cancerous kidney tumor is a fluid-filled area called a cyst. Simple cysts are benign and do not progress to cancer. But solid kidney tumors are cancerous more than […]