What Foods to Avoid for Prostate Cancer Prevention

March 2, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  Make/Well  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Testicular Cancer  Uncategorized  

When focusing on our health, most of us know that looking at what we eat is crucial. When discussing prostate cancer risk reduction through diet, there are a some simple guidelines to follow that will leave your body better suited to fight the development of the cancer, that we discussed here. However, there are two […]

Austin’s Top Doctor 2021 – Best Austin Urologist

February 26, 2021  |  Uncategorized  

Dr. Koushik Shaw and Austin Urology Institute is proud to receive the 2021 Austin’s Top Doctor in the Urology category, now winning that title several years in a row, as voted by his peers as one of the best urologists in Austin, Texas. Dr. Shaw has practiced urology for over 15 years in Austin, treating […]

Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally

February 13, 2021  |  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Uncategorized  

Urine naturally contains minerals and salts. When the urine is concentrated with these compounds it can cause hard stones to form in the kidneys (hence the name kidney stones). Once the kidney stones begin to move into the ureter towards the bladder, that kidney stone is now called a ureteral stone and it’s trying to […]

Urology Has A Podcast

February 7, 2021  |  Uncategorized  

If you are interested in learning more about urology, there’s a podcast! Check out the Urology Care podcast produced by the Urology Care Foundation found on Apple Podcasts or here on their website. Since you can’t spend hours of  the day talking to your favorite Austin urologists, the Urology Care podcast is a great way […]

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 […]