Outpatient Urology Clinic at RCH
- When: 3rd Tuesday of every month*
- Provider: Dr. Ryan Schulte of Urology Center of Iowa
- To schedule an appointment: call (641) 464-4409. Referrals can be faxed to (641) 464-4447.
*Schedule is subject to change. Please view the current month’s schedule for the latest updates.
Urology Center of Iowa. Ringgold County Hospital provides urology services through a partnership with Urology Center of Iowa. UCI partners with hospitals to provide world-class urologic care. Ryan Schulte, MD is board certified in Urology and offers diagnosis and treatment of disorders/diseases of the urinary tract, such as overactive bladder, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer. He is able to perform a variety of surgeries and procedures such as vasectomies, cystoscopies, and prostate biopsies. This clinic is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
What Is Urology?
Urology is the branch of medicine that deals with illnesses and diseases associated with the urinary tract and male reproductive organs.
Conditions a Urologist Treats
A urologist treats a wide variety of conditions. Below are just a few of the many urology conditions treated by our urology clinic:
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Enlarged prostate (aka benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Male infertility
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
When you visit the Ringgold County Hospital outpatient urology clinic, you get access to a provider who can provide a range of urological services, including:
This procedure is used to evaluate the inside of the bladder and the urethra (tube through which urine exits the body). It may be recommended to evaluate and treat bladder control issues, an enlarged prostate, cancer, or infections.
During a cystoscopy, a tiny, flexible tube with a video camera called a cystoscope is inserted in the urethral opening and guided to the bladder. A sterile solution is used to fill the bladder for better viewing during the procedure.
A vasectomy is a safe and reliable form of birth control that is performed on men.
During a vasectomy, the vas deferens – tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra – are surgically cut and sealed off, preventing sperm from exiting the body.
After a vasectomy, a man’s testes will still produce sperm, but the sperm is harmlessly reabsorbed by the body. A man who has had a vasectomy will still produce and ejaculate semen, but no sperm will be present in the semen.
Urology Care in Mount Ayr, IA
Would you like to consult a urology provider about a male reproductive health issue or urinary tract disorder? At Ringgold County Hospital, we make it easy to get the specialty physician care you need at our outpatient clinics. Make your appointment for the next outpatient urology clinic right here in Mount Ayr, Iowa.