Meet Urologic Surgeons of Washington
Urologic Surgeons of Washington, the practice of Drs. Engel and Losee, has been providing the highest quality Urologic care in the Washington DC area for over 45 years. We have historically always been and remain an integral part of the Department of Urology at George Washington University Hospital as well as Sibley Memorial Hospital. With access to both academic and private institutions, we are able to provide care to both primary and much more complicated and complex Urologic conditions. We pride ourselves in remaining on the cutting edge of medical technology.
We educate and partner with our patients, and most importantly follow our patients not only before a procedure but afterwards as well.
Robotic Urologic Surgery +
To date, Dr. Engel has performed nearly two thousand robotic surgeries since founding the urologic robotic surgery program at George Washington University Hospital. His complication rate is one of the lowest in the country, as is his positive margin rate.
Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery +
Laparoscopy, popularized in the 1990s, is a style of surgery that is designed to perform abdominal or pelvic surgeries without making large incisions. It is a surgical approach that has transformed minimally invasive abdominal surgery in general. Dr. Engel helped introduce laparoscopic urology to Washington D.C.
BPH Procedures +
One of the most common causes for a visit to the Urologist is when a man notices that he is starting to urinate more frequently, with a slower stream, more urgently, orperhaps now must get up to urinate in the middle of the night. This may be due to an enlarged prostate or BPH. Treatment can be medical or surgical.
Urologic Reconstruction +
Reconstructive Urology concerns itself primarily with the repair of urethral strictures, kidney collecting system procedures such as a pyeloplasty, Peyronie's disease to straighten the penis and Urinary Diversion which is performed generally after the bladder is removed. These are highly specialzed procedures that require special experience and skill sets.
No Scalpel Vasectomy +
A vasectomy effectively blocks sperm from reaching the semen by cutting both vasa in the scrotum. As a result, a man's ejaculate will be present, but have no sperm. A vasectomy will have no effect on testosterone, erections, or anything other than fertility.
Kidney Stone Procedures +
Kidney stones are treated either urgently, when they are passing and thus causing obstruction and pain, or electively when they sit asymptomatically in the kidney. The vast majority of stone procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion in an outpatient surgical setting. Open or even laparoscopic/robotic surgery is extremely rare today.