Urologist in Winston-Salem, NC
What is a Urologist?
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating problems involving the urinary tract (bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra) and the male reproductive organs (penis, prostate, scrotum, and testicles). Men should have a urologist just like women have a gynecologist, because men need to have an annual PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test to check for early signs of prostate cancer as well as to maintain sexual health. Women also benefit from a urologist if they have recurring UTIs (urinary tract infections) or other urinary issues.
Urologist’s Skills and Training
To become a urologist in the U.S., a person must first obtain a bachelor’s degree from a college or university. Then they must complete 4 years of medical school, followed by an internship plus 5 to 6 years of special residency training focused on the urinary tract and male reproductive system. The urologist may then go into practice, or they may continue their education with fellowship training in order to specialize even further.
A urologist may specialize in areas such as cancer (oncology), women's urology, children's urology, male infertility, prostate health, or kidney health. All urologists must pass an exam and earn board certification from the American Board of Urology.
Dr. Ryan Terlecki is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is board-certified by the American Board of Urology. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed two fellowships in reconstructive urology, first at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and then at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Terlecki is also an associate professor of urology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the premier regional expert in urethral strictures, Peyronie’s disease, male stress incontinence, buried penis, and male infertility.
Conditions Treated by a Urologist
You may need to seek treatment from a urologist if you are experiencing:
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Peyronie’s disease
- Urinary incontinence
- Urethral stricture (difficulty urinating)
- Male infertility
- Low testosterone (low-T)
- Prostate cancer
- Chronic testicular pain
- Kidney stones
- Buried penis
- BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate)
- Varicoceles and hydroceles
- Other conditions affecting male sexual performance or urinary tract health
Request an Appointment with Reconstructive Urologist, Dr. Ryan Terlecki
If you believe you may have any of the above conditions and would like to make an appointment with Dr. Terlecki, please call our office today at (336) 716-4131 or request an appointment here. We look forward to seeing you.