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So the big question is this: how can men and those who care for them better educate themselves regarding prostate health, the conditions that affect the prostate, and the latest technology in managing these conditions? That is the question and this podcast will provide the answers. My name is Garrett D. Pohlman, MD, founder and host of The Prostate Health Podcast. On a weekly basis I will be chatting with experts, innovators, and leaders in the field of Urology – sharing useful information with the general public to improve their lives and increase their overall health.

The Prostate Health Podcast Garrett Pohlman, MD

    • Health & Fitness
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So the big question is this: how can men and those who care for them better educate themselves regarding prostate health, the conditions that affect the prostate, and the latest technology in managing these conditions? That is the question and this podcast will provide the answers. My name is Garrett D. Pohlman, MD, founder and host of The Prostate Health Podcast. On a weekly basis I will be chatting with experts, innovators, and leaders in the field of Urology – sharing useful information with the general public to improve their lives and increase their overall health.

    ZERO RUN/WALK to Fight Prostate Cancer – Tracy Cameron

    ZERO RUN/WALK to Fight Prostate Cancer – Tracy Cameron

    Would you like to help end prostate cancer and improve the lives of men and their families by advancing research and inspiring action?
    The ZERO RUN/WALK season is coming up! Today, we are excited to welcome Tracy Cameron, ZERO’s Midwest Chapter Manager, to talk about the history and purpose of Zero’s RUN/WALK events and share the information about the upcoming Zero RUN/WALK season.
    Dr. Pohlman is grateful to have the Zero Organization available for his patients and their loved ones! About a year ago, he and Tracy started working as the Prostate Health Podcast at Kearney Urology Center PC, partnered with Zero in hosting the first annual prostate cancer RUN/WALK in Kearney, Nebraska. This year’s RUN/WALK event is coming up on Saturday, May 21st, at 9 am at Yanney Heritage Park. Stay tuned to find out how you can join the cause and assist in fighting prostate cancer!
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation.
    Show highlights:
    Tracy talks about the history and purpose of Zero’s RUN/WALK. Other RUN/WALKs will be taking place in the Midwest territory, in addition to the upcoming one in Kearney. To sign up for the race, log onto the Zero Cancer website and click on the RUN/WALK icon in the upper right-hand corner to find a list of all the RUN/WALKs happening countrywide. Click on your city and register there. (Sign up here to join us in Kearney, Nebraska, on Saturday, May 21st.) You can sign up for the RUN/WALK as an individual or a team. You can also make a donation or volunteer. Tracy talks about the awards and recognition for the top fundraisers for the race. The registration for RUN/WALK events is free, and the race shirts cost $50. (You can fundraise to cover the cost of your race shirt.) Tracy explains how the virtual option for the race will work. A national RUN/WALK virtual event will take place in September. Tracy talks about other ways to get involved besides participating in the race. How will the donations from event sponsors be used?  
    Links: 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
    You can access Dr. Pohlman’s free mini webinar, where he discusses his top three tips to promote men’s prostate health, longevity, and quality of life here.
     

    • 11 min
    The Effect of Diet and Lifestyle on Prostate Cancer – Stephen Freedland, M.D.

    The Effect of Diet and Lifestyle on Prostate Cancer – Stephen Freedland, M.D.

    Men and their loved ones often ask what can be done to decrease their risk of getting aggressive prostate cancer and improve their overall outcomes if they do end up getting prostate cancer. 
    In honor of September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, I’m happy to present you with one of our most popular episodes from the archives, which features Dr. Stephen Freedland, a prostate cancer expert, and focuses on the role that diet and lifestyle play in the development and progression of prostate cancer. He will bring you up to speed today with all you need to know. Stay tuned for more!
    Dr. Stephen Freedland is a true visionary on the role of lifestyle and diet in prostate cancer. He wears many different hats. He is the Director of the Center for Integrated Research in Cancer and Lifestyle, Associate Director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer for Education and Training, Professor in the Division of Urology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and a staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center. 
    His approach to cancer prevention and awareness focuses on treating the whole patient, not just the disease, by combining traditional western medicine with complementary holistic interventions. His research interests include the role of diet, lifestyle, and obesity in prostate cancer development and progression, prostate cancer amongst racial groups, and restratification for men with prostate cancer. 
    He has published over 600 studies. He sits on the editorial board for Cancer Prevention Research, European Urology, International Journal of Urology, and Nature Reviews Urology, among others. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. He completed his urology residency training at UCLA and a fellowship in urologic oncology at Johns Hopkins. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, he was at Duke University as an associate professor in the Division of Urology. 
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation.
    Show highlights:
    The link between obesity and aggressive prostate cancer. Men could potentially reduce the risk of getting prostate cancer by losing weight. Dr. Freedland talks about whether there is a particular diet that works best for everyone with prostate cancer. The truth regarding the association between a high-fat diet and the risk of getting prostate cancer. Avoiding sugar is the only area where all diets concur. Dr. Freedland recommends following whole food diets. What we know at this point about links to sugar and prostate cancer. The biggest challenge that prostate cancer patients face with their diet. Dr.Freedland shares some tips and advice for sticking to a healthy diet. What Dr. Freedland recommends for his patients in terms of exercise and habits for a healthy prostate. Links: 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
    You can access Dr. Pohlman’s free mini webinar, where he discusses his top three tips to promote men’s prostate health, longevity, and quality of life here.
     

    • 22 min
    Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Smart Prostate Cancer Screening – Matt Cooperberg, MD

    Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Smart Prostate Cancer Screening – Matt Cooperberg, MD

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 
    Men often ask Dr. Pohlman about when it will be the right time for them to start getting checked for prostate cancer. For this episode, we circle back to Episode 32, where Dr. Matt Cooperberg, from the University of California, San Francisco, spoke about prostate cancer screening. The way that men get screened for prostate cancer continues to evolve. Today, Dr. Cooperberg answers all your burning questions and explains how you can be smarter when it comes to detecting prostate cancer. Stay tuned for more!
    Dr. Cooperberg earned his MD and MPH degrees at Yale University, and he completed his residency in urology and fellowship in urologic oncology at UCSF. At the end of his training, Dr. Cooperberg joined the faculty at UCSF, where he maintains busy clinical practices at the UCSF Hellen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He has written or contributed to over 350 research articles. Through his clinical and research efforts, he continues to lead the way for a paradigm shift for smarter prostate cancer screening with rational and risk-stratified prostate cancer screening, as well as appropriate risk-stratified treatment strategies. Stay tuned for more!
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. 
    Show highlights:
    Dr. Cooperberg reviews how commonly prostate cancer occurs. How prostate cancer is detected. How prostate cancer screening has evolved over the years. Dr. Cooperberg explains what smart prostate screening is. When low-risk prostate cancer gets found with smart screening, it does not get treated. The benefits of smart prostate screening. The tests Dr. Cooperberg prefers for finding more information and deciding whether or not to do a biopsy. The age at which Dr. Cooperberg typically recommends men start undergoing prostate cancer screening. How long do men need to keep on getting screened for prostate cancer as they get older? Dr. Cooperberg describes the patients he views as ideal candidates for active surveillance. Dr. Cooperberg discusses his currently preferred active surveillance protocol.
     
    Links: 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
    You can access Dr. Pohlman’s free mini webinar, where he discusses his top three tips to promote men’s prostate health, longevity, and quality of life here.
     
     

    • 32 min
    Using Water Power to Treat Benign Enlargement of the Prostate – Dean Elterman, MD

    Using Water Power to Treat Benign Enlargement of the Prostate – Dean Elterman, MD

    Today, we are bringing Episode 30 back out of the vault for an encore. 
    The way that men can be helped to overcome the symptoms of an enlarged prostate continues to transform with minimally invasive surgical techniques. We are excited to bring back our conversation with urologist, Dr. Dean Elterman today. He will bring you up to speed with aquablation and explain how water power can be used to help men with the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Stay tuned for more!
    Dr. Elterman completed residency training in urologic surgery at the University of Toronto. He then completed a fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Neuro-Urology, Female Urology, and Pelvic Reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He has worked in the area of men’s health and survivorship at the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto. He is the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. Dr. Elterman is a true innovator in men’s health and continues to embrace the integration of minimally invasive surgical therapies in the management of an enlarged prostate. Be sure to listen in today to find out how water can be used for the treatment of enlarged prostate.
    We have taken a short break from recording any new interviews for the podcast until Season 3 arrives. We continue circling back to bring some of the more popular episodes back out of the vault. As we get closer to Season 3, Dr. Pohlman continues working behind the scenes to line up some tremendous guests for the show. 
    Over the last month, Dr. Pohlman has enjoyed getting to know the new members of the Prostate Health Academy following the founding members' launch. The Prostate Health Academy is now open to the public, so if you have any questions about the Academy and how it can benefit you in your prostate journey, feel free to email Dr. Pohlman at garrett.pohlmanmd@prostatehealthacademy.com.
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. 
    Show highlights:
    Dr. Elterman explains how commonly men suffer from BPH, or enlargement of the prostate. Some of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Dr. Elterman explains how an enlarged prostate affects a man’s quality of life. The long-term impact that an enlarged prostate can have on a man’s bladder health.Some of the minimally invasive therapies that Dr. Elterman is currently utilizing in his practice. Dr. Elterman explains how unique aquablation technology works. What sets aquablation apart from the other therapies for an enlarged prostate. Some of the history and background of aquablation therapy. Dr. Elterman describes the appropriate candidate for aquablation therapy. Aquablation therapy works well for preserving men’s sexual function. The short time it takes to perform the aquablation procedure sets it apart from other therapies. Some more advantages of aquablation therapy. What men can expect from the aquablation procedure in terms of pain and recovery time. How quickly men can expect to see an improvement after having aquablation therapy. The potential risks of the aquablation procedure.

    SPECIAL NOTE: One of the benefits Dr. Pohlman has gained from running this podcast is that it has challenged him to make sure that he is staying up on the latest technology available for prostate health and incorporating many of those new technologies into his clinical practice. His practice has been an early adopter of several new options for men. That has allowed his group to be one of the first in the

    • 23 min
    10 Vasectomy Myths Debunked - Jay Sandlow, MD

    10 Vasectomy Myths Debunked - Jay Sandlow, MD

    Vasectomy is a minimally invasive procedure and an excellent form of birth control for couples. There are, however, many myths and misconceptions that surround a vasectomy, making some men feel reluctant to have it done. For that reason, Dr. Pohlman felt it vital to address those myths once again.
    Today, we are bringing Episode 11 back out of the vault. In that episode, the board-certified urologist, Dr. Jay Sandlow joined us to debunk ten of the more common myths regarding a vasectomy. One of those myths is that a vasectomy is the same as castration. That will be one of the ten myths that we will debunk in this episode. Stay tuned for more!
    Dr. Sandlow is a fellowship-trained specialist in male infertility. He completed his urology residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa. He currently serves as Vice-chair and Professor for the Department of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. He has experience in microsurgery as well as minimally invasive treatments for male contraception. He was a member of the Vasectomy Guidelines Taskforce, as well as serving on the current group updating the guidelines. He has also taught the AUA vasectomy course for the last seven years, as well as completing two vasectomy missions in the Philippines. Be sure to tune in today, to hear Dr. Sandlow bust ten of the more common myths about vasectomy.
    NOTE: We have taken a short break from recording any new interviews for the podcast until the start of Season 3. We are bringing another more popular episode out of the vault today. Throughout this time, Dr. Pohlman has been working behind the scenes to line up some tremendous guests for the show. There was a great response from our listeners for the solo shows we released during Season 2, so we will be bringing out more solo episodes for Season 3.
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. 
    Show highlights:
    In his career, Dr. Sandlow has performed about 7000 vasectomies. Testosterone levels do not change after a vasectomy. Men continue to make sperm after a vasectomy. Dr. Sandlow explains how that happens. Vasectomy reversals can work. Dr. Sandlow explains what happens with an epididymal blowout. Dr. Sandlow explains why vasectomy is not the same as castration. After a vasectomy, there is very little decrease in the amount of ejaculate. As men age, their amount of ejaculate decreases. It’s easier, quicker, less invasive, less expensive, and more effective for a man to have a vasectomy than it is for a woman to have her tubes tied. Dr. Sandlow explains why a vasectomy does not affect a man’s ability to get an erection. Why you should not regard a vasectomy as temporary. Dr. Sandlow explains why vasectomies are not effective immediately. Dr. Sandlow discusses the current American Urology Guideline’s stance regarding vasectomy and prostate cancer. Although vasectomy is not a perfect contraceptive, it’s an excellent option for many men.

    Over the last month, following our founding member’s launch, Dr. Pohlman has enjoyed getting to know the new members of the Prostate Health Academy. The Academy is now open to the public, so if you have any questions regarding how the Academy can benefit you in your prostate journey, feel free to email Dr. Pohlman at garrett.pohlmanmd@prostatehealthacademy.com.
    Links:
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
    You can access Dr. Pohlman’s free mi

    • 22 min
    So What Is A Prostate Anyway? - J. Brantley Thrasher, M.D.

    So What Is A Prostate Anyway? - J. Brantley Thrasher, M.D.

    So, what is a prostate anyway? Where is it located? 
    Today, we circle back and bring our very first podcast, Episode 1, out of the vault. It was an informative interview with the urologist, Dr. Brantley Thrasher, who explains everything you need to know about the prostate. This episode forms the foundation for your understanding of the prostate gland and what could go wrong with it. The information in this episode is vital to grasp, no matter which stage you are at in your prostate journey. Dr. Thrasher will bring you fully up to speed with all you need to know about the prostate gland, its function, and what could go wrong with it. Stay tuned for more!
    Dr. Thrasher is the immediate past president of the American Urologic Association, the former chair of the department of urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the current executive director of the American Board of Urology. In addition to giving over 400 presentations at local, national, and international meetings, he has written more than 190 manuscripts, book chapters, and monographs in the field of urology. 
    We have taken a break from recording any new interviews until the start of Season 3 of the Prostate Health Podcast. We have had a lot of excitement recently with the launch of the Prostate Health Academy, and we ask you to keep our family in our thoughts as we will soon be welcoming our third child to our family!
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. 
    Show highlights:
    Dr. Thrasher explains what a prostate is. The primary purpose of the prostate. Where the prostate is located and some of the structures that surround it. The average size of the prostate. The function of the prostate gland and what it does for a man. The different zones of the prostate. What stimulates the growth of the prostate. The things that men would need to worry about regarding the prostate. The consequences of removing a prostate. In cases where men are having symptoms, they should see a urologist. Links: 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
    You can access Dr. Pohlman’s free mini webinar, where he discusses his top three tips to promote men’s prostate health, longevity, and quality of life here.
     

    • 16 min

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