Dr. Richard Glowacki, MD

Dr. Richard Glowacki, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Glowacki, MD is an urology doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Glowacki is affiliated with Skiff Medical Center, Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

5950 University Ave Ste 341

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 875-9800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Bladder Cancer
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more than 99% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Ne Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Glowacki has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Glowacki's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Glowacki to family and friends
3.9
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Glowacki's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Des Moines, Iowa |
I would be glad to recommend Dr. Glowacki to anyone! He did a great job explaining my situation to me and I have a high level of trust in his decision making. His office @ the Iowa Clinic is always clean and comfortable and the staff, especially his nurse Jessica, is fantastic!
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There is not one kind word I can say about this man as a doctor. Do not go to him!!!
in Prairie City, Iowa |
After severe pain(s) due to a 7 mm kidney stone, Dr. Glowacki was the doctor who brought me relief! Mr. Kidney Stone was very stubborn but Dr. Glowacki never gave up. Mr. Kidney Stone was defeated due to Dr. Glowacki's knowledge, skills, and patience. He is the BEST!
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago. Friends of mine in the medical field recommended we get a second opinion from Dr Glowacki and I am beyond grateful that we did. Dr Glowacki removed my dads prostate nearly 2 years ago. My dad is still cancer free and has done extremely well since his operation. Dr Glowacki has been very kind and informative through this whole process. His talent and expertise very well may have saved my dads life.
Des Moines, IA |
I would 100% not recommend Dr. Glowacki. We took our 10 month old in as a referral because he has unascended testicles. Our son was squirmy, as 10 month old babies are, and he had NO patience. He couldn't get us out of the office fast enough. He gave us incorrect info based on our son's condition and surgery. We saw two other urologists after this who gave completely opposite information. Don't waste your time going to this joker.
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Dr. Glowacki accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Glowacki has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Skiff Medical Center
204 N 4th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208
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