Author Archives: Lisa Downing

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Rezum In-Office BPH Therapy – Our Newest BPH Therapy

January 12, 2023

When patients visit our office with lower urinary tract symptoms or LUTS, they often believe they have prostate cancer. However, as we will discuss in this article, LUTS are usually signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, also known as enlarged … Continue reading

Are You Having a Hard Time Sleeping? Avoid Pills and Use These Tricks

April 6, 2022

The days of sleeping through the night until early afternoon the next day are now probably a luxury that only your grandchildren enjoy. As we age, we tend to sleep less, and, for the most part, adults need less sleep … Continue reading

Why Hydration Is So Important in Urology

February 23, 2022

As you probably know, the body is composed of 70% water. It’s one of the reasons why we can’t last more than a few days without water, but we can last for weeks without food. You can imagine. Therefore, hydration … Continue reading


February 9, 2022

Transurethral Needle Ablation or TUNA is a safe and effective in-office therapy to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia / BPH. Dr. Engel is one of the leading users of this technology across the entire United States. One of the great benefits … Continue reading

Dr. Engel Joined “Great Day Washington” – Discusses Erectile Dysfunction (ED) 

January 13, 2022

Dr. Engel joined “Great Day Washington” on WUSA 9 to discuss erectile dysfunction (ED) and treatment options including inflatable penile prostheses. Dr. Engel told viewers about the distinction between ED caused by prostate cancer surgery and radiation, for which medication is relatively ineffective; and ED … Continue reading

Cystoscopy – A Patient’s Perspective

December 16, 2021

A cystoscopy is an important test, used by your urologist, to examine the inside of the bladder.  It’s an outpatient procedure, which means you may be at your doctor’s office, a hospital, or clinic and go home the same day. … Continue reading

Do Kidney Stones Increase the Risk of Kidney Cancer?

December 2, 2021

The kidneys, located in the mid-upper abdomen (around the back) are our bodies’ main filtration system, eliminating excess waste products, salt and water. Beyond this filtration, the kidneys also play a role in blood pressure and red blood cell regulation. … Continue reading

How Exercise and Vitamin D Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

November 11, 2021

Exercise is one of the most important predictors of long-term health. Without exercise, i.e. living a sedentary lifestyle, we increase our risk for a number of problems not least of which is are certain forms of cancer. Beyond the tangible … Continue reading

Choosing Between In-Office Procedures and Surgery for BPH

October 21, 2021

Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is extremely common with about 50% of men over 50, and 80% of men over 80, suffering from its symptoms. While BPH is very common, there … Continue reading

Dr. Engel Completes His First Half IronMan Triathlon

October 14, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I have completed my first Half IronMan Triathlon. It has always been a dream of mine to train and compete in such a high-level athletic pursuit. It was even more exciting and enjoyable to … Continue reading

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