Expert Insights

BPH (a.k.a. Enlarged Prostate)

May 20, 2013  |  Uncategorized  

Men, you have probably heard that the prostate starts to enlarge as you get older. The prostate is a small gland located between the rectum and bladder, and its primary role is to secrete semen. Since the prostate surrounds a portion of the urethra (which your urine passes through), your flow can be affected as […]

Childhood Kidney Stones a Growing Concern

May 17, 2013  |  Uncategorized  

Kidney stones, while common in adults, are now becoming a problem in children as well. A stone commonly forms in the kidney when a person becomes dehydrated, and the urine becomes concentrated. We also know that aside from water intake other dietary choices impact the formation of stones as well. A diet high in salt, […]

Upwards of 1 in 6 couples may experience issues with infertility

January 14, 2013  |  Uncategorized  

Did you know that upwards of 1 in 6 couples may experience issues with infertility?  At the Austin Urology Institute, we pride ourselves in a comprehensive workup of male infertility.  In up to 40% of couples, the male may be at least a partial source of the fertility issue, although in many cases we tend […]

Active Surveillance for Low Risk Prostate Cancer

January 2, 2013  |  Uncategorized  

Prostate cancer is one of the leading diagnoses of cancer in men.  Over 250,000 men are diagnosed each year.  However, we are learning that not all prostate cancers are a cause of mortality.  In fact researchers have found that there are hundreds, if not more micro-genetic variants of prostate cancer.  Some are more aggressive, and […]

Austin Urology Institute and Austin Urogynecology RUN!

December 15, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

The AWESOME staff at Austin Urology Institute and Austin Urogynecology ran last night at the Lights of Love 5K supporting the Ronald McDonald House/Dell Children’s Hospital.  We had a great time with thousands of others, and weather was perfect.  Help us officially name our team for future races!  The “Stream Team”?  “Running Laps for Prolapse?” […]

Austin Urology Institute featured in Kidney Transplant Program at NAMC

December 8, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Austin Urology Institute and Dr. Koushik Shaw were recently featured on KXAN-NBC Austin for their work with the North Austin Medical Center Renal Transplant Department. Kidney Transplantation saves lives.  We perform the procedure utilizing the latest in laparoscopic, minimally invasive technique to complete the entire procedure through small incisions. Most kidney donors are able to […]

Low Testosterone and Obesity

October 25, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Several studies have found that obesity is correlated with Low Testosterone levels.  It turns out that obese individuals produce For a full article click here For more information about Austin Urology Institute Click Here Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888

Austin Urology Institute Enjoys a Day of Play!

October 24, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Austin Urology Institute enjoyed a day on the lake to catch up, catch our breath, and relax!  We love being a team that works hard, and plays hard.  That puts us at our best to provide the best urologic care to our patients!

Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer

October 24, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Dr. Koushik Shaw was proud to be one a handful of surgeons from around the US to attend a surgical workshop at the University of California-San Diego, at the “Center for the Future of Surgery”.  Here we discussed, and used the latest techniques to use hemostatic agents, which are used to decrease bleeding that occurs […]

Vasectomy Cost Explained

October 16, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Many of our patients ask us: “how much does a vasectomy cost?”  For many people with insurance coverage, most plans cover all, or most of the expense.  This may range from a simple co-pay ($25-$50 for many), to coverage of a small percentage of the procedure, still only averaging $200 or less.  Finally, for many […]

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