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Introducing Esther Han to Texas Urology Specialists–Arlington

April 30, 2024

Esther Han, D.O., FACS, FACOS, urologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Urology Specialists–Arlington. Dr. Han discusses what she’s learned about the resilience of the human spirit and how she stays up to date with the latest medical advancements.

What inspired you to specialize in urology?

Urology is a unique field, and working as a urology specialist allows me to address quality-of-life issues affecting patients from day to day, ultimately helping them lead better, healthier lives.

What has working with your patients over the years taught you about resiliency of the human spirit?

We’re strong! I am amazed at all my patients in their 70s, 80s, 90s, or even 100s who have been dealing with issues like urinary leakage or pelvic organ prolapse for decades. They are always astounded to hear that these issues are not normal, and they are so happy when they undergo treatment and don’t have to worry about something we often take for granted — our bladders!

How do you stay up to date with the latest advancements and research in your field?

I love learning, and I attend conferences throughout the year to stay informed on the newest advances in medicine, bringing innovative but proven technologies to my patients.

What are you regularly tuning into right now (podcasts, show, music, book, etc.)?

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and love good mystery or thriller. I also enjoy comedy shows — both by established comedians or up-and-comers at open mic nights. As for music, I enjoy a good beat and will listen to music in any language!

What is one thing most people don’t know about you (hidden talent, hobbies, etc.)?

Over the years, I have picked up gardening, and I recently started raising chickens!

What's the best volunteer experience you had and what did you do?

I always recommend medical students continue volunteering through residency and beyond. It brings humanity back into a field that has changed over the last few decades. I have volunteered locally and internationally in both medical and non-medical settings, and whether I’m teaching English as a second language or operating on fistulas in Uganda, these experiences have served as an important reminder of why I went into medicine: to help others.

Do you prefer spicy or sweet foods?

My staff can tell you my preference is most definitely spicy foods! I will pass on sweets and desserts all day long.

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