Stem cells pose risk, offer promise for ED, other diseases

November 5, 2019

No matter how much promise a new treatment method may hold, it’s important to look at the evidence. There are plenty of clinics that will sell a treatment based on potential rather than proven results. When seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction, you are always better served going to an actual urologist. Dr. Shaw lent his point of view to Urology Times.

The Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

October 25, 2019

Testosterone levels in men tend to slowly decline with age. Levels typically decrease by 1-2% each year beginning at the age of 40. Low t symptoms can include difficulties with erections, low libido, fatigue, mood changes, drops in energy in the afternoons, sleeping problems or difficulty maintaining muscle mass. What a lot of people don’t realize is that it can also have an impact on cardiovascular and bone health. When… Read more

Surgery Free Treatment for Severely Enlarged Prostate Has Arrived

October 17, 2019

Living life with the symptoms of an enlarged prostate can hardly feel like life at all. Constantly getting up at night, structuring your plans around how close the nearest bathroom is, never feeling fully relieved or straining to pee. No one wants to deal with it. While surgeries and treatments for enlarged prostates are available, for one reason or another, they don’t always work for everyone. And when inconsistencies like… Read more

Why Are Men Shocking Their Penises

October 11, 2019

Shockwave Therapy for ED Affecting approximately 30 million men in the U.S., erectile dysfunction (ED) is common for men of all ages. Erectile dysfunction symptoms are two-fold. It includes difficulty achieving an erection and/or difficulty maintaining an erection. Oftentimes, the cause of ED is due to poor blood flow to the penis caused by a build-up of plaque in the blood vessels of the penis over time or damage to… Read more

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Fox Austin

October 8, 2019

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

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 urology was and what a urologist did until halfway through my medical school training. I… Read more

Dr. Shaw in Cosmo: “The 18 Different Types of Boners Guys Experience, Explained”

September 23, 2019

Dr. Shaw is an expert in all things urology, including men’s sexual health and how erections work, which is why Comsopolitan turned to him for this article on the various types of erections and what causes them. Read the full story here.

The Hard Truth: 5 Misleading Myths About ED

August 23, 2019

The Hard Truth It’s easy to be swooned by the several myths about erectile dysfunction that surface in bars and fantasy draft chat rooms. But given the sensitivity of the topic, men tend to lose their heads (the one on your shoulders). So before you start believing that things like shockwave therapy and Gainswave electrocute your testes, or that eating raw eggs makes you more lustful, let’s explore and debunk… Read more

4 Lifestyle Changes To Eliminate Self-Doubt

June 28, 2019

Living with Low Testosterone With the growth of testosterone awareness recently, we see many patients for low testosterone treatment. Common symptoms of low testosterone, clinically known as hypogonadism, include fatigue, decreased motivation, low libido (sexual desire), difficulty sleeping, depressed mood, and erectile dysfunction. If a patient has these symptoms, we typically conduct several lab tests including a low t test, estrogen, cholesterol, diabetes screening, thyroid hormone, and vitamins D and… Read more

This Lifestyle Might Make You Unable to Reproduce

June 22, 2019

If you were to take a look at Infertility statistics, you may be surprised. Infertility is a complex issue affecting about 15% of couples attempting to conceive. That’s one in eight adult couples with fertility issues with one in six couples infertile. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after six to twelve months. Oftentimes, the focus of infertility tends to be on female issues in fertility, but upwards… Read more

Your Urinary Issues Aren’t Normal, They’re Dangerous

June 20, 2019

Most men, as they get older, begin to experience urinary problems. This is due to the benign growth of the prostate as men age, also called benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH. This is a common, progressive urological condition, typically beginning around age 50 with 50% of men exhibiting some signs of BPH at age 60. By age 85, 90% of men will begin experiencing symptoms of BPH. BPH is normal… Read more

The Elusive Danger of Prostate Cancer

June 15, 2019

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 men and in African-American men. About six cases in ten are diagnosed in men aged… Read more

Why Kidney Cancer Is Something to Worry About

June 12, 2019

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 80% of the time. The most common kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma (RCC),… Read more

9 Mental Blocks That Impede Erections

June 8, 2019

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical term that describes the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection adequate for sexual function. This condition is one of the most common sexual issues for men and it increases with age. It is estimated between 15 to 30 million American men suffer from ED. But just because your below a certain age doesn’t mean your safe. According to a study from the Journal… Read more

7 All-Natural Ways to Boost Your Testosterone

June 5, 2019

Low testosterone (defined as lower than 220 to 350 nanograms of testosterone per deciliter of blood serum) impacts quality of life dramatically. From low libido, fatigue, loss of energy, depression, mood changes, erectile dysfunction, infertility, difficulty with weight loss, decrease in muscle mass, lack of motivation, decrease in mental clarity and sleep disturbances to the longer term physical repercussions such as bone density and cardiovascular health (deep breath)—low testosterone should… Read more

How Biomarkers are Changing Cancer Detection Forever

May 31, 2019

Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed in his lifetime. The average age of prostate cancer diagnosis being 66. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer). It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. Basically, prostate cancer is bad and, unfortunately, common, too. What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate… Read more

Is a Robot Changing Surgery Forever?

May 28, 2019

Two decades ago Intuitive Surgical introduced the future in modern medical practice: the da Vinci Robotics Surgical System. Since the system’s inception in 2000, Austin Urology Institute and Dr. Koushik Shaw have been among the very first in the state to implement the modern marvel into their practice. He has since amassed 15 years of experience with robotic surgery, and more specifically, nearly a decade of mastery and versatility with… Read more

A Scary Stat for African-American Males

May 15, 2019

Scary Stats About Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is terrifying. It’s not hard to see why, either. Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer). As if its prevalence wasn’t bad enough, it is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men…. Read more

Is Your Job Giving You Bladder Cancer?

May 9, 2019

Work is stressful enough. Then add on top of it the additional concern that it may be making you sick. Not sick of your job, but actually physically sick. For example, would you be surprised if where you work and the materials you came into contact with could be causing bladder cancer? The fact of the matter is that certain jobs in certain industries put workers at higher exposure to… Read more

Cancer Treating Robot Technology Has Arrived in Austin

May 7, 2019

The Da Vinci Single Port System Da Vinci is the name of the series of robotic machines from Intuitive that are able to assist and perform in surgical tasks. Da Vinci machines have been integral in advancing the field of surgery. The Intuitive company dedicates itself to precision, consistency, and progress-exactly what you need in surgery. Da Vinci surgery is marked by perceptive control and innovative design. This Single Port… Read more

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