Welcome to The Iowa Clinic Men's Center

The Iowa Clinic Men’s Center was established to service the unique health needs of men in Central Iowa. The foundation of the Men’s Center is built on a tradition of excellence by the team of board-certified urologists from The Iowa Clinic. In addition to the urologists, who are experts when it comes to many of the unique health needs of men, The Iowa Clinic has more than 160 physicians and healthcare providers dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many other diseases and conditions.

When you make the choice to see an Iowa Clinic provider, you can have the confidence in knowing that your doctor is part of a comprehensive team of specialists. If a health problem is discovered, you will have direct access to a team of specialists and healthcare providers all working together.

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in Des Moines is on September 17 at Principal Park. The Iowa Clinic Men’s Center is the proud Presenting and Host Sponsor of this event. This is the race’s second year in Des Moines with the goal of growing from its inaugural outing last year.

One in seven American men will be affected by prostate cancer in their lifetime. In fact, more than 34,000 men in the Midwest alone will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016. If you’d like to join our ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk team, you can do so HERE. Please visit the ZERO website for more information.

We hope to see you Saturday, September 17, at Principal Park!

Stories

Back in the Game After Colon Cancer

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Benched from playing basketball by stage-3 colon cancer  four years ago, David Stark, 42, wants everyone to know that colonoscopy saved his life. Most of the time, colorectal cancer has no symptoms in its earliest stages. It begins silently as one or more small noncancerous polyps in the colon or rectum, which — if not detected and removed during a colonoscopy — can slowly develop into cancer.…
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What Does Sex Have To Do With Heart Disease?

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Everyone knows that men and women are very different. But not everyone knows that our hearts are as well not to scare you, but heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States — and men and women share in it pretty much equally. “One person will have a heart attack every 34 seconds in the United States,” says Nasser Khan, M.D., a…
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Ring, Ring, Ring…

If there were an alarm clock that could save your life, would you get it? The Iowa Clinic’s Care Coordination & Management program, launched in May 2014, alerts you to things you should do for your body. It’s free — and it could save your life. Just ask Robert Van Hook, a patient of The Iowa Clinic. Van Hook, 64, is a busy man. He travels a lot for work and, when he’s home in Altoona, his days…
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Internal Medicine

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About

The Iowa Clinic Men’s Center was established to service the unique health needs of men in Central Iowa. The foundation of the Men’s Center is built on a tradition of excellence by the team of board-certified urologists from The Iowa Clinic. In addition to the urologists, who are experts when it comes to many of the unique health needs of men, The Iowa Clinic has more than 160 physicians and healthcare providers dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many other diseases and conditions.

When you make the choice to see an Iowa Clinic provider, you can have the confidence in knowing that your doctor is part of a comprehensive team of specialists. If a health problem is discovered, you will have direct access to a team of specialists and healthcare providers all working together.

Whether it’s your child who is sick or you’re a little under the weather, The Iowa Clinic has a healthcare provider available for you.

Erectile Dysfunction

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

How common is ED?

One in five men suffers from some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Does prostate cancer lead to ED?

Erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer are both common as men age. Though they are generally unrelated, some treatment options for prostate cancer may contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Is ED a natural part of aging?

ED can become more common with age; however it’s not considered a natural part of aging. Some men will avoid ED all together.

Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?

Treatment for ED is covered by most insurance policies, however there are some that do not. It’s important for patients to check their individual policy coverage or talk to a representative from our billing department who can help clarify the coverage.

Vasectomy

VASECTOMY

Is a consult necessary?

A consult is not required prior to scheduling a vasectomy, however is available to anyone who would like more information before making the decision to proceed. If you have a history of testicular/scrotal surgery we do recommend scheduling a consultation.

Is a vasectomy reversible?

Although vasectomy is considered to be permanent sterilization, it can be successfully reversed.

Does insurance cover male sterilization?

While vasectomy is covered by most insurance policies, patients should check their individual policy coverage to confirm if it is in fact covered.

Is a vasectomy painful?

Most men feel little, if any, pain with a vasectomy. Typically Tylenol or Advil afterwards is sufficient

How long is recovery?

There is very little recovery with vasectomy. Most who have the procedure can go back to work within a day or two.

Am I immediately sterile and how do I know?

No, it takes about 3 months to become completely sterile. After roughly 8 to 10 weeks, a sample will need to be provided in order for your physician to confirm sterilization.

Low T

LOW T

What are the signs of low testosterone in men?

There are both sexual and non-sexual symptoms of Low T. Sexual symptoms include: poor erectile function, low libido (sexual desire) and weaker/fewer erections. Non-sexual symptoms include: increased body fat, decreased energy, reduced muscle mass and depression.

How is Low T diagnosed?

A simple blood test can diagnose Low T.

Scheduling an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment with a urologist or primary care provider by calling 515-875-9801. You do not need a referral to be seen by a urologist. If a more serious health problem is discovered that requires expertise outside of the field of urology or primary care, our physicians have direct access to more than 160 specialists.

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Services & Treatments

When you establish a relationship with a primary care provider, you are making a life-long connection with a medical expert who will follow your care for the long term. Our primary care providers are capable of treating a variety of complex medical issues, including:

General Health & Preventive Medicine

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Urological Conditions

Patient Stories

Back in the Game After Colon Cancer

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Benched from playing basketball by stage-3 colon cancer  four years ago, David Stark, 42, wants everyone to know that colonoscopy saved his life. Most of the time, colorectal cancer has no symptoms in its earliest stages. It begins silently as one or more small noncancerous polyps in the colon or rectum, which — if not detected and removed during a colonoscopy — can slowly develop into cancer.…
Read More

What Does Sex Have To Do With Heart Disease?

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Everyone knows that men and women are very different. But not everyone knows that our hearts are as well not to scare you, but heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States — and men and women share in it pretty much equally. “One person will have a heart attack every 34 seconds in the United States,” says Nasser Khan, M.D., a…
Read More

Ring, Ring, Ring…

If there were an alarm clock that could save your life, would you get it? The Iowa Clinic’s Care Coordination & Management program, launched in May 2014, alerts you to things you should do for your body. It’s free — and it could save your life. Just ask Robert Van Hook, a patient of The Iowa Clinic. Van Hook, 64, is a busy man. He travels a lot for work and, when he’s home in Altoona, his days…
Read More

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