Urology Center of Iowa at Broadlawns

The Urology Center of Iowa (UCI) at Broadlawns offers diagnostic care and treatment for male and female patients with urinary and reproductive concerns.  Clinical assessment and procedures are provided for urinary tract and reproductive diseases and conditions with exceptional expertise from board certified physicians.

Men's Health

  • BPH/Enlarged Prostate
  • Circumcision
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Elevated PSA
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Men's Sexual Health
  • Penile Prosthetics
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Health
  • Scrotal/Testicular Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Varicocele
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal

Women's Health

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic UTI
  • Female Sexual Health
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Atrophy

General Urology

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Stones
  • Hematuria
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sexual Health
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Urologic Cancers

Da Vinci Robotic System

Our Urologists have extensive experience in using the Da Vinci system to treat a number of urologic conditions. Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery that utilizes a robot (Da Vinci system) to assist the surgeon in completing a procedure.

Compared to traditional open surgery, robotic surgery offers a number of benefits:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery time
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Shorter hospitalization

The conditions our Urologists treat using the Da Vinci robotic system include cancer (oncology) as well as reconstructive surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It's painful to urinate. What could be causing the problem?

    There are many conditions that could cause painful urination. An infection of the urinary tract or prostate is a common cause, along with obstructions in the urethra, kidney, bladder or prostate. A trained urologist can help identify the source of your issue.

    When should I see a doctor about lack of urine control?

    You should seek medical attention when lack of urinary control interrupts your everyday activities or interferes with your quality of life.

    Are there different types of incontinence?

    Yes. There are three types of incontinence: urge incontinence, stress incontinence and overflow incontinence. Urge incontinence results from an overactive bladder. The bladder contracts involuntarily before urination. Stress incontinence is the result of the weakening of the supporting tissue and muscles around the urethra and bladder. When you sneeze, cough or strain, it can cause leakage. Overflow incontinence is the result of a blockage in the urinary tract, caused by one of many conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, narrowing of the urethra, urinary retention, etc.

    What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.

    What causes kidney stones and how can they be prevented?

    Kidney stones form when there is a prevalence of stone-forming substances in the urine, such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid and not enough fluid to dilute these substances. To determine the exact cause, you may undergo a 24-hour urine collection process. Based on the findings, preventative measures can be taken, including:

    • Increase water intake
    • Decrease oxalate-rich foods
    • A diet low in salt and animal protein
    • A cessation of calcium supplements
    • Medication
    What is a no-scalpel vasectomy?

    The no-scalpel vasectomy has become very popular in the U.S. because of the decreased discomfort that men experience with this particular technique. We'd be happy to provide you with more information about this procedure. Contact us for more information.


      Brian Gallagher, MD
      Mark Kellerman, MD
      McCabe Kenny, MD
      Ryan Schulte, MD