How to Get Your Wife to Throw You a Party

March 26, 2019

Vasectomy Parties This may come as a bit of a surprise, but birthdays and college campus’ aren’t the only times and places for perhaps questionably-themed parties. The depths of the Internet will reveal that much, but it doesn’t take too much searching to stumble across one of the hottest and most hilarious trends staking their claim in the party scene — vasectomy parties. “What!?” was probably the first word that… Read more

Half of All Men Ages 50+ Have This – Are You One?

March 21, 2019

Slow Streaming Speed? An Uplifting Solution for Your Enlarged Prostate Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, (BPH), is the medical term for enlarged prostate. And, about half of all men over the age of 50 have it. Unless you’re a medical professional, you probably don’t remember the anatomy class you took in high school or college. So, here’s a little refresher on your prostate, a senior-ranking member of the male anatomy. Your prostate… Read more

The Benefits of Beer and Bourbon for BPH

March 19, 2019

Fighting the Frequency Have you found yourself fighting the frequency to urinate far more often than you used to? Is that frequency even more notable at night, and when you do make it to the toilet, is difficulty urinating and a weak urine stream starting to become apparent? If you’re a man over the age of 50 and this sounds familiar, you may have some suspicions of something such as… Read more

Tree Bark As a Contraceptive?

March 18, 2019

Preventing Pregnancy Can Be a Man’s Job Does your family feel complete following the arrival of your latest bundle of joy? Or, have you decided that having kids is simply not part of the picture for you? Whether you’re married, single, or somewhere in-between, these decisions are uniquely personal to individuals and couples. Regardless of your reasons for not wanting to “get pregnant”, you need safe and effective birth control…. Read more

Hidden Costs of Family Planning – What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

March 13, 2019

The Best Vasectomy Doc is Among the Most Affordable For Your Priceless Procedure Most men have a few reservations when it comes to having a vasectomy even if they don’t readily admit it. It’s normal to have concerns; we’d be worried if you didn’t. If you’re stepping up as the responsible party in your relationship(s) when it comes to birth control, you need to know that you’re in good hands…. Read more

Are Robots Replacing Doctors? Da Vinci Robotics

March 7, 2019

Growing Out of Modernity There has been an impressive number of medical advancements over the years, from 3D-printed organs to bionic eyes to full facial transplants. Included in that category is a classification of surgery that was named after one of the most pioneering men of our time: Leonardo da Vinci. A widely comprehensive technology that has been revolutionizing the surgical industry since its inception, Da Vinci Robotic Surgery is… Read more

Skipping Rocks – Kidney Stones Causes, Types and Prevention

February 18, 2019

Types of Kidney Stones There are a few things all Kidney stones have in common: for one, all are caused by high levels of minerals and salts in the urine. But they also come in many different forms – from “silent” and symptomless to extremely painful, from small to large, from common to rare. Here are the four main types of kidney stones – if you’re experiencing kidney pain or… Read more

Seeking Out Evil – Prostate Cancer Detection

February 15, 2019

Refining Prostate Cancer Detection While no one likes having to bend over and crack a smile, Digital Prostate exams (DREs) are often employed as first-line preventative and diagnostic care of the prostate. It’s an exam that usually takes only several seconds and one during which your doctor will check for any abnormalities such as lumps or atypically hard or soft spots. A DRE at Austin Urology Institute can’t rule out… Read more

Know When to Go – Prostate Cancer Screening

February 11, 2019

Heade the Alarm Your PSA is high. It’s gone up. Repeatedly. And you’ve heard your doctor share some concerns about the risk of prostate cancer due to your PSA increasing. You hear the word cancer and suddenly, you’re beginning to wonder if it’s time to search for the top urological cancer surgeon in Texas and for the options for prostate cancer screening in Texas. Next step? Biopsy. Right? Not always…. Read more

Living With a Curve – What Is Peyronie’s Disease

January 31, 2019

What is Peyronies Disease? Peyronie — say that again, but this time, add a French touch. The “R” rolls off your tongue and it sounds as if it could be a name said in passing somewhere throughout one of your favorite French films, which proves especially true when considering that the word “Peyronie” actually stems from Francois Gigot de la Peyronie, a personal physician to King Louis XV of France…. Read more

What’s So Rad About a Radical Prostatectomy?

January 22, 2019

Not a laughing matter  We all joke about the ol’ ‘Turn your head, and cough’, but approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and that’s nothing to giggle at. Prostate cancer is a disease that typically develops in more mature men, with about six out of ten cases in men aged 65 or older. And when that prostate has gotta come out,… Read more

Low Intensity PulseWave Therapy for ED Treatment

January 17, 2019

Pulse-Wave has arrived Low-Intensity Pulse-Wave therapy has been used for years in the orthopedic world to effectively treat joint disorders. It has been shown to break down scar tissue, induce growth factors and increase blood flow.  Subsequently, numerous European studies have shown PulseWave therapy to be highly effective in the treatment of mild to moderate ED. Austin Urology Institute is proud to introduce this state of the art treatment to… Read more

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

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