Author: William Brant, MD

Dr. Brant Leads Seminar on Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)

Dr. William Brant delivered a talk on the guidelines and practical applications of artificial urinary sphincters at the 42nd Annual Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar, a “multi-day meeting focused on training urologists in the latest in assessing, diagnosing, and treating urologic conditions in the clinical setting.” Dr. Brant went into detail on the preoperative, operative, and postoperative portions of the procedure, which is used to treat male urinary incontinence.

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Dr. Brant Presents – Medicolegal 101 for the Urologist: Lawsuits and Expert Witnesses



This 17-minute talk was presented at the 42nd Annual Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a four-day conference providing an update on urologic cancers, stone disease, urologic reconstruction, female urology, infertility, emerging surgical techniques, and general urology.

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Dr. William Brant Discusses Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatment

Watch board-certified urologist Dr. William Brant discuss Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatment. Gain valuable insights into the world of men’s health as Dr. Brant unravels the mysteries behind this condition and explores effective treatment options. Don’t miss out on this informative video that can empower you to take charge of your sexual well-being and improve your quality of life. Tune in now and unlock a wealth of knowledge on Erectile Dysfunction!




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The Daily Beast article titled “Inside Reddit’s Community of Dudes Trying to Grow Bigger Dicks” explores a subreddit community called r/AJelqForYou, where men share their experiences and techniques for penis enlargement. The article delves into the various methods these men use, from jelqing (a form of penis exercise) to using pumps and weights. It also discusses the potential risks associated with these methods, including injury and ineffective results.

Dr. William Brant, a Utah-based urologist, is quoted throughout the article, offering his expert opinion on the safety and efficacy of these penis enlargement techniques. He notes that while jelqing and other exercises may have some benefits, using pumps and weights can be dangerous and may cause long-term damage. He also emphasizes the importance of consulting a healthcare professional before attempting any form of penis enlargement.

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Dr. Brant Discusses Penile Reconstruction in New Article with Insider

In a recent article on, Dr. William Brant contributes to the discussion on the controversial penile implant for enhancing penis size and length. The big short provides a balanced view of the procedure and emphasizes the need for patients to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before deciding to undergo the surgery. Dr. Brant, who specializes in Penile reconstruction surgeries, informs readers the disservice of misinformation around penis size and surgery.

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If you’re considering an implant or reconstruction surgery, having all the information you need to make an informed decision is important. Dr. Brant, a board-certified urologist in Salt Lake City, can answer your questions and provide you with guidance throughout the process. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation by calling (801) 965-2767.

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Dr. William Brant Discusses Prostate Cancer on KUTV

Dr. William Brant joined Fresh Living on KUTV to discuss prostate cancer treatment options and the importance of an early diagnosis. Dr. Brant is proud to be a part of the Granger Summit Urology team who is partnering with Zero Prostate Cancer to help promote early detection and provide support to prostate cancer survivors and their families. You can watch the whole interview on KUTV’s website.



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How Shockwave Therapy Helps Treat ED

Male sexual arousal involves a complex and coordinated effort among the brain, nerves, muscles, hormones, and ultimately, the blood vessels of the penis. If any physical part of the system doesn’t work properly, it can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to achieve and maintain an erection for intercourse. In addition, psychological stressors and mental health issues can cause or worsen ED.

As an example, a physical problem that interferes with your arousal or impairs the ability to achieve an erection may cause you anxiety about your sexual abilities. The anxiety then causes a feedback loop, making you hesitant, slowing your response further, and ultimately worsening your ED.

Urologist and men’s sexual health physician Dr. William Brant understands that talking about erectile dysfunction may make you feel uncomfortable, but he and his staff want to assure you that you aren’t alone — the 1994 Massachusetts Male Aging Study found that about 52% of men experience some form of ED — and it’s nothing to be ashamed about. We offer a number of treatments that can help you regain your sexual function, including cutting-edge shockwave therapy. Here’s what you need to know.

How does an erection occur?

An erection results from increased blood flow into your penis, which can be stimulated either by sexual thoughts or direct contact with the tissue.

When aroused, a man’s penis muscles relax, allowing for increased blood flow through the penile arteries. The blood fills two chambers, one on each side of the penis, stiffening the tissue into an erection. The erection ends when the muscles contract, squeezing the blood out through the penile veins.

What are some standard treatments for ED?

There are a number of options that are commonly used to treat ED.


Medications are typically the first line of treatment for erectile dysfunction. These include Viagra® (sildenafil), Levitra® (vardenafil), and Cialis® (tadalafil). All three are phosphodiesterase (PDE5) inhibitors, which means they block the action of phosphodiesterase, a chemical that prevents you from achieving an erection. The medications increase blood flow to your penis, helping you achieve and maintain an erection suitable for sexual activity.


If psychological or mental health issues are contributing to your ED, talk therapy may prove helpful. During your sessions, you and the therapist can discuss:

  • Your stress and anxiety factors
  • How you feel about sex
  • How you feel about your sexual performance
  • Subconscious issues that affect your sexual wellbeing
  • ED can take a toll on you and your partner’s relationship, so you might also want to speak with a couples’ counselor to help you reconnect emotionally. With greater openness and trust, you may feel more confident about your performance.

Penis injections

Some medications are injected directly into the penis. These drugs, including alprostadil (edex® and CAVERJECT®), as well as papaverine and phentolamine (TriMix or Bi-Mix), all widen and relax blood vessels, boosting blood flow to the penis.

So, how can shockwave therapy help my erectile dysfunction?

Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT) is already established as a treatment for healing wounds, bone fractures, and damaged or inflamed connective tissues. But now many doctors, such as Dr. Brant, are incorporating it as a non-invasive treatment for ED.

The treatment goes by several names — LiSWT, Gainswave, Acoustic wave, and True Pulse Protocol — and it can reduce your dependence on oral or injected medications. Dr. Brant and his team use the Li-ESWT (Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy) system for men who have mild-to-moderate blood flow-related ED and who’ve had success with PDE5 inhibitors.

Dr. Brant uses a wand-like device to deliver low-intensity sound waves into the deep tissues of your penis. The waves clear away any plaque buildup in the blood vessels that prevents flow into the two chambers, without affecting the skin around the treatment area. The waves also stimulate growth factors so that your body can build new, healthy blood vessels, improving the quality of your erections. The treatment requires no anesthesia or medication, is non-invasive, has no side effects, and takes only about 15 minutes per session. The number of sessions you need is customized to your body and your goals, but it’s fair to say that many men need one to two sessions per week for about six weeks for optimal results.

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Do You Have These 5 Telltale Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease occurs when plaque (fibrous scar tissue) builds up in the penis and causes it to curve during an erection. About six out of 100 men between 40-70 develop the condition; though rare, some men develop it while in their 30s. Symptoms can build up gradually or occur suddenly, but you’re more likely to have them if your blood sugar is high, if you smoke, or if a family member has the disease.

At the office of board-certified urologist and men’s sexual health physician Dr. William Brant in Salt Lake City, Utah, we’re quite familiar with Peyronie’s disease and its symptoms, and we understand that your self-confidence can take a real hit if you’re unable to perform in the bedroom. Because of this, Dr. Brant is committed to providing his patients with research-driven treatments to address both their medical condition and their self-esteem. Here’s what he wants you to know about the symptoms of this disease and your treatment options.

Causes and the 5 telltale signs of Peyronie’s disease

Medical researchers don’t fully understand the causes of Peyronie’s disease, but multiple factors seem to be involved. The primary one is repeated trauma to the penis. The trauma can come from a number of causes, including:

  • Athletic injury or accident
  • Pressure from partner’s pubic bone
  • Vigorous sex

However, since there often doesn’t appear to be a specific trauma, doctors speculate that the condition may be linked to underlying health conditions.

If the condition can be linked to trauma, the problem begins during the healing process. Scar tissue develops within the penile tissue in a disorganized manner, causing the development of nodules. On both sides of the penis, there’s a sponge-like tube containing small blood vessels, and the tubes are encased by an elastic tissue sheath that stretches during an erection.

When you become aroused, blood flow increases in the tubes’ vessels, the penis expands, straightens, and finally stiffens into an erection. With Peyronie’s disease, however, the area containing the scar tissue isn’t able to stretch, and the penis curves as a result — the most prominent sign of the disorder. The five telltale symptoms of Peyronie’s disease include:

  1. Penile curvature
  2. Pain during erections and intercourse
  3. Penile lumps
  4. Erectile dysfunction
  5. Soft erections (and inability to penetrate)

These symptoms are by no means all the ones you can experience. Peyronie’s disease can also lead to penile shortening and/or narrowing, an “hourglass” indentation, anxiety and stress over performance issues, and an inability to father children.

Treatment of Peyronie’s disease

Treatment choice depends on whether you’re in the acute or chronic phase of the disease. The acute phase occurs over the first two to four weeks, though it can last up to a year; it’s characterized by pain, changes in penis length, and variable curvature. The chronic phase occurs after 3-12 months, when symptoms become stable.

For the acute phase, treatments come in three categories:

  1. Recommended: Penile traction to prevent loss of length and minimize curvature
  2. Optional: Oral medication and injection therapies can reduce pain and curvature
  3. Not recommended: Surgery, since the disease needs to stabilize

For severe cases and chronic Peyronie’s disease, surgery may be your best option. Dr. Brant offers the following procedures.


Dr. Brant inserts stitches on the longer side of your penis to pull it toward a more neutral position. This outpatient procedure takes only about an hour, but you’ll be out of work for a day. You can generally resume sexual intercourse within five weeks.

You should be aware, though, that it can’t correct either indentation or hourglass deformities.


Dr. Brant makes either one or two incisions on the short side of your penis and places a graft (using a vein or other material) to match the long side. A lot of men opt for this procedure because, following surgery, your penis may be up to one inch longer, depending on curvature.

Grafting is done as an outpatient procedure and takes three to four hours. You’ll need to stay home for a few days afterward, and you can generally resume intercourse within about eight weeks.

Penile prosthesis

Dr. Brant places a prosthesis inside your penis to improve erections and straighten the organ. The procedure takes up to 90 minutes. You can usually return home afterward, though sometimes you require an overnight stay.

With a prosthesis, you’ll be out of work for one to four weeks. You can generally resume intercourse within five to six weeks.

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Are you showing any of the telltale signs of Peyronie’s disease? There’s no need to be embarrassed; we have treatments that can help. Call Dr. Brant’s office at 801-207-7922 to schedule a consultation, or book online with us today.

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Suffering from Erectile Dysfunction? Learn About Our Solutions

Sexual arousal is a complex process involving a coordinated effort on the part of the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. If any part of the system doesn’t function properly, the end result can be erectile dysfunction (ED).

ED is a sensitive subject for most men. But this problem, which causes a persistent inability to achieve and maintain an erection, is more common than you probably think — and it’s treatable. About 5% of men at age 40 have complete erectile dysfunction, increasing to about 15% at age 70. And mild-to-moderate ED affects around 10% of men per decade of life, so that by 50 years, close to 50% of men suffer some degree of dysfunction.

Board-certified urologist and men’s sexual health physician Dr. William Brant understands the impact any degree of erectile dysfunction can have on your quality of life, and he provides a number of evidence-based treatments to help you reclaim your health and your sexual confidence. And because ED can be an indication of an underlying disorder, he stresses the importance of seeking prompt medical attention if you experience any symptoms. Here’s what he wants you to know about the condition and its solutions.

Erectile dysfunction basics

In many ways, ED is a blood flow issue. In order for an erection to occur, blood must flow uninterrupted into corpora cavernosa (masses of erectile tissue) and stay there until sex is complete. Anything that interrupts that flow, whether physical or psychological, can lead to some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Physical causes, which includes underlying medical conditions, are responsible for about 90% of ED cases. Atherosclerosis is one of the most common causes, because it narrows or clogs the arteries in the penis, preventing the necessary blood flow.

Other physical causes include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal disorders, including thyroid conditions and testosterone deficiency (low T)
  • Structural or anatomical disorders of the penis, such as Peyronie’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Injuries in the pelvic area

Numerous prescription medications can also cause ED by impacting blood flow, including high blood pressure and heart medications, antidepressants, sleeping pills, chemotherapy or prostate drugs, and illicit drugs and alcohol.

ED solutions

We offer a number of different treatments that help with ED. These include:


Oral medications including Viagra® and Cialis®, which are PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibitors, block a chemical that prevents sufficient blood flow, so you can achieve an erection. Essentially, these medications act to amplify the erections you already have.  However, these medications may be ineffective at helping conditions such as low T, Peyronie’s disease, or injury and should not be the only treatment method tried.

Vacuum erection device (VED)

This external device fits over your penis, and as you pump it up, it pulls blood into the penile tissue. A plastic ring placed at the base of your penis maintains the erection for up to 30 minutes.

Penile injections

Some medications that widen and relax blood vessels can be injected directly into the penis, increasing flow.

Penile implants

Penile implants are the most definitive solution, analogous to having a knee replacement for a knee that has failed conservative treatments.  If conservative ED treatments yield no joy, a penile implant procedure may be an option. Dr. Brant implants new hydraulic cylinders directly in the penis. This long-lasting solution provides firmer erections in a more natural manner.

Shockwave therapy

Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT) is already in use to heal wounds, bone fractures, and damaged connective tissues, but doctors are now viewing it as a potential treatment for ED, one that can reduce your dependence on medications.

Dr. Brant and his team use the Li-ESWT system for men who have mild-to-moderate vasculogenic (blood flow-related) ED and who’ve had success with the PDE-5 inhibitors.

Dr. Brant uses a wand-like device to deliver low-intensity sound waves into the tissues of the penis, clearing away plaque that may be blocking the blood vessels and preventing blood flow into the corpora cavernosa. In addition, the waves stimulate growth factors that allow your body to develop new, healthy blood vessels. The treatment is noninvasive and takes only about 15 minutes in-office to complete.

Schedule a Erectile Dysfunction Consultation with D. Brant Today

If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction, don’t despair; we have solutions that will restore your performance in the bedroom and your self-confidence. Give our office a call at 801-207-7922 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brant, or book online today.

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Got a Curved Erection? We Have Solutions

If you suffer from Peyronie’s disease, know that you are far from alone. This condition, characterized by a bent erection, may not be readily discussed among men in the locker room or at the office, yet it affects six out of 100 males, most commonly between 40 and 70.

Peyronie’s disease can also make erections painful, render sexual intercourse difficult, lead to erectile dysfunction, and cause a shortening of the penis or other penile deformities such as narrowing, indentations, and an hourglass-like appearance. Of course, those are just the physical symptoms. The emotional toll is paramount, as well. Some men notice symptoms suddenly; for others, they may emerge gradually over time.

Urologist Dr. William Brant understands that this issue may be challenging to discuss, but as a specialist in sexual and erectile medicine, he has helped countless men recover from Peyronie’s disease and reclaim healthy sex lives. To start the conversation, he offers the following overview.

Why is my erection bent?

The causes of Peyronie’s disease aren’t entirely understood. Some researchers believe it is a genetic disorder, while others think it is an autoimmune disorder. Among the most common theories is the result of a previous injury that caused internal bleeding in the penis. Even if the injury wasn’t severe enough to have caused significant pain, scar tissue built up in the tissue as it healed. During an erection, when the penis stretches, the scar tissue doesn’t stretch with it, which results in the curvature.

Diagnosing Peyronie’s disease

A physical exam is often enough to identify scar tissue in the penis and diagnose Peyronie’s disease. An ultrasound might also be ordered. Before testing, you’ll likely receive an injection directly into the penis that causes it to become erect. Ultrasound tests use sound waves to produce images of soft tissues.

Treatment options

Treatment recommendations depend on how long you’ve had symptoms and severity. First-line approaches include:

  • Medication
  • Penile traction therapy to stretch the penis
  • Vacuum devices

If your curvature is acute or prevents you from having sex, Dr. Brant may recommend one of the following surgical solutions.

Plication (suturing)

Stitches are placed along the longer side of your penis to pull it toward a more neutral position. This is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour, but you’ll need to rest the remainder of the day. Sexual intercourse can typically be resumed within five weeks. This procedure, however, can’t correct either indentation or hourglass deformities.


This surgery requires Dr. Brant to make one or more cuts in the scar tissue, allowing the sheath to stretch out and straighten the penis. He may also remove some of the scar tissue. A piece of tissue, called a graft, may be sewn into place to cover the tunica albuginea holes. This surgery, generally used in men with more-severe curvatures, is also an outpatient procedure. It takes three to four hours and requires several days rest afterward. Sexual intercourse can be resumed in about eight weeks.

Penile prosthesis

A prosthesis is surgically placed inside the penis to straighten it and improve erections. This procedure takes up to 90 minutes and requires about four weeks of downtime. Sexual intercourse can be resumed within five to six weeks.

Schedule a Peyronie’s Disease Consultation with Dr. Brant Today

Don’t ignore a painful and or bent erection. You can resume a healthy sex life with the proper diagnosis and treatment from Dr. Brant. To schedule a consultation, call the office at 801-207-7922, or request an appointment online.

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