What is a Urologist?

June 1, 2021

A urologist is a medical doctor that has specialized training to diagnose and treat (both medically and surgically) any conditions that involve the genitourinary tract. This includes the bladder, kidney, and ureters for men and women, as well as the prostate, penis, scrotum and testes for men.

Beyond their four years of medical school, urologists spend at least five or more years receiving specialized training focused on the urinary tract. They are board certified by the American Board of Urology.

Austin Monthly has consistently raved about Austin Urology Institute, reporting that our practice has the top urologists in the Austin area.

Dr. Koushik Shaw completed his undergraduate and graduate studies with the world’s foremost scholars in medicine at Boston University. In 1994, he was fortunate enough to work with Dr. Irwin Goldstein, one of the original investigators for a little blue pill that eventually was called Viagra®. Dr. Goldstein took Dr. Shaw under his wing, and the rest is history.

Dr. Lawrence Tsai graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. He later earned his medical doctorate from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 2014 and completed his Urology residency training in 2019 at Baylor Scott and White. During his time as chief resident, Dr. Tsai refined his abilities in the HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate), an advanced and effective procedure for BPH treatment. He is the first physician in Austin to perform the HoLEP procedure.

Additionally, Austin Urology Institute has a team of male and female Nurse Practitioners who all specialize in urology, in addition to many years of general practice medicine.

Interested in visiting our practice and having a consultation? Contact us at Austin Urology Institute at 512.694.8888,