Are all Bladder Tumors Cancerous?

January 16, 2019

The fear of bladder tumor symptoms When you hear your doctor utter the word bladder alongside tumor, growth, cyst, or polyp, the word that immediately springs to your mind is “cancer.” To make matters worse, they then mention biopsy. Suddenly, your heart’s racing as if it’s late to work; your mind spins a mile a minute. Naturally, you begin thinking the worst. The good news, however, is that this news… Read more

Bladder Cancer Prevention

December 13, 2018

How to prevent bladder cancer Surely, somewhere along the way, you’ve heard the saying you are what you eat. While you won’t exactly wake up one morning resembling the mini tacos you inhaled the night before, the saying holds its fair share of weight. An essential component for healthy living is healthy eating, but there’s good news and bad news to that end. Consider bladder cancer, for example. On one… Read more

Bladder Irritants – Avoiding a Mad Bladder

December 4, 2018

Bladder Irritants – Avoiding a Mad Bladder You’ve seen the signs and after some internet searching, you’re fairly certain that your symptoms align with symptoms of a bladder tumor. Now, the next step is ask yourself, how is bladder cancer diagnosed? After a few quick clicks, you come to a clear conclusion — it’s time for a trip to see Dr. Shaw and his staff at the Austin Urology Institute…. Read more

Types of Bladder Cancer – Staging, Grading, and More

November 28, 2018

First things first You hear the term bladder cancer and your mind immediately enters the danger zone. Your body goes numb; time stands still. You’re well aware that it’s a horrid disease that’s impacted the lives of millions, but your worry and concern increases tenfold when it hits close to home. Suddenly, you’re searching the web in search of some optimistic answers, frantically questioning Google to seek out bladder tumor… Read more

How Do You Treat Bladder Cancer? – Bladder Cancer Treatment Methods

November 14, 2018

How Do You Treat Bladder Cancer? Depending on the type, grade and stage, there are several different ways you can treat bladder cancer. Additionally, one’s overall health and treatment preferences play a large role in what the preferred approach is. Second opinions, visiting specialists including oncologists are all important parts of the process. Dr. Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute can recommend a combination of treatments. Bladder Cancer Treatment May… Read more

Bladder Cancer: Stats, Causes and Symptoms

October 23, 2018

There is a lot to be said about Bladder cancer, and the Austin Urology Institute is here to lay it all out. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. It affects approximately 68,000 adults in the United States each year. It begins in the cells that line the inside of the bladder, called urothelial cells. It’s most commonly found in the bladder, but this same… Read more

Vasectomy vs. Other Birth Control – A Snip In a Snap

October 16, 2018

When you’re considering a vasectomy it’s natural to have doubts and worries. You are considering a very permanent procedure so it’s natural to be hesitant. That much is to be expected, and it’s likely evident from your recent Google searches, which are now front-loaded with terms including epididymitis after vasectomy, enlarged epididymitis after vasectomy, and epididymitis vasectomy. Somewhere through the wormhole that is the internet, after entering a world far… Read more

More Precision, Less Incision – Da Vinci Surgery

October 11, 2018

Nearly two decades ago, Intuitive Surgical introduced the future in modern medical practice — the da Vinci Surgery System. In 2000, the da Vinci Surgery System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and thus, a new standard was set for minimally invasive surgery. For the world’s premier practices, the da Vinci Surgery System quite literally eliminated the need for surgeons to be as hands-on as they had… Read more

Doc Talk: Why Are Men Generally Fertile at a Later Age Than Women?

October 11, 2018

Testosterone in men peaks in your 20’s and can drop 1-2% every year from there, increasing your chance for infertility.

Vasectomy vs. Essure: The Final Plan

October 9, 2018

Two kids was the plan, but two more later and your hands are now as full as that minivan you’re driving — jam-packed to the brim with your pride and joy — from one practice to another rehearsal three times a week. You wouldn’t trade your own personal cast of the Fantastic Four for the world, especially when you’re the hero in their eyes, but enough is enough. You and… Read more

ProstateNext: Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

October 2, 2018

Genetic testing is here and it is changing the way we approach prostate cancer screening for patients AND their families.  The genes you inherit from your parents can play a huge role in determining your risk for prostate cancer. Research has identified several inherited genes that can increase your risk for the development of prostate cancer. These genes can also be the source of breast, ovarian and other cancers that… Read more

Prostate Cancer Awareness with Fox 7 News

October 1, 2018

Dr. Koushik Shaw with the Austin Urology Institute discusses prostate cancer on Fox 7 News. Watch the interview at learn more about prostate cancer at the link below.

Doc Talk: Is Your Pee Alerting You to Kidney Cancer?

September 25, 2018

The color of your pee can actually alert you to kidney stones or kidney cancer, as well as infection. Find out what color is the perfect pee color and what you can do to achieve it.

Doc Talk: Vasectomy or IUD – What’s Right for Your Family?

September 17, 2018

When debating between an IUD or a vasectomy you should first ask, “am I done having kids?” If the answer is yes, a vasectomy may be the best choice for your family.

The Nuts and Bolts of Robotics

September 14, 2018

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 procedures today. Robotics doesn’t mean a robot is performing your surgery—the surgeon is just 10… Read more

Doc Talk: How do Erectile Dysfunction Medications Work?

September 11, 2018

How does that little blue pill for erectile dysfunction really work and what can it do for you? If you’re being held back by ED, check out AUI’s new Men’s wellness Institute and face your health head-on.

No Need for Needles

September 7, 2018

Unless you’re into knitting, chances are you’re not a huge fan of needles. At the Austin Urology Institute, we are proud to celebrate 14 years of no needle techniques within our vasectomy practice. While it seems like our sector of the medical industry would be quick to adopt this, we were one of the first. At the time, it was such a huge innovation that we were asked to perform… Read more

Doc Talk: Can you Reverse a Vasectomy?

September 3, 2018

Getting a vasectomy is a big decision and before you ask about a vasectomy reversal, decide what is right for you.

Taking Pride In Helping You Pee

August 31, 2018

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 is all about being the best urologist and urological cancer surgeon in the Austin and… Read more

Doc Talk: Are Testicles the Most Sensitive Part of a Man’s Body?

August 28, 2018

Nope. Watch this week’s Doc Talk with Dr. Koushik Shaw of the Austin Urology Institute to find out where your testicles really rank.

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