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Carrie Ronstrom,MD

Primary Service
  • Urology
Areas of Interest

Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, adrenal masses, benign prostatic hypertrophy, bladder cancer, elevated PSA, erectile dysfunction, hematuria, hydronephrosis, kidney cancer, kidney stones, neurogenic bladder, overactive bladder, pediatric urology, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, vasectomy

College
  • Bachelor of Science College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Medical School
  • Medical Degree University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Internship
  • General Surgery Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency
  • Urologic Surgery Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Biography

Philosophy of care
I aim to treat each patient with dignity. I believe that caring for patients is one of the highest privileges. I seek continued personal and professional growth so that I may consistently provide my patients with the best care possible.

Why Dr. Ronstrom went into medicine
I was drawn to urology because I value the ability to get to know my patients. As a urologist, I have a unique opportunity to dramatically improve their wellbeing. I’m there to counsel them through difficult diagnoses and utilize my specialized training to offer innovative surgical treatments when necessary. I appreciate partnering with my patients to empower them through this process.

Favorite advice to give to patients
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and express your concerns, even if you think they may be embarrassing. Urologists deal with important quality-of-life issues, as well as difficult diagnoses such as cancer. As your urologist, I am here to support and guide you through treatment and management options, which I will do best if I fully understand your concerns.

Hometown
Duluth, MN 

Hobbies
I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, camping and exploring the North Shore. I am a former ballet student at Minnesota Ballet and former apprentice sailor on US Brig Niagara during which time I sailed the Great Lakes.

Awards
Certificate of Scholarship Washington University in St. Louis, 2022

Publications
Parihar AS, Mhlanga J, Ronstrom C, Schmidt LR, Figenshau RS, Dehdashti F, Wahl RL. ​​Diagnostic accuracy of 99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT/CT for characterization of solid renal masses. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2022 Jun 30:jnumed.122.264329. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.122.264329. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35772963.

Quallich SA, Quentin Clemens J, Ronstrom C, et al. Flares and their impact among male urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome patients: an in-depth qualitative analysis in the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2022 Aug;41(6):1468-1481. doi: 10.1002/nau.24983. Epub 2022 Jun 10. PMID: 35686553.

Argade S, Ronstrom C, Vetter J, Patel B, Biebel M, Mhlanga J, Figenshau R. PD15-01 Evaluating 99M TC-Sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography concordance with surgical pathology for renal masses. Journal of Urology. 2022 May;207(Supplement 5):e262

Ronstrom C, Vetter J, Sheets J, Peck V, Figenshau RS, Kim E. PD28-09 Safety and feasibility of same-day discharge following single-port robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Journal of Urology. 2021 Sept;206(Supplement 3):e523-524

Ronstrom C, Kim E, Murphy G. V01-07 Robotic-assisted laparoscopic bladder neck artificial urinary sphincter placement. Journal of Urology. 2021 Sept;206 (Supplement 3):e64

Ronstrom C, Lai HH. Presenting an atlas of Hunner lesions in interstitial cystitis which can be identified with office cystoscopy. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2020 Nov;39(8):2394-2400. doi: 10.1002/nau.24500. Epub 2020 Sep 9. PMID: 32902893.

Wahba B, Chow A, Du K, Ronstrom C, Paradis A, Vetter J, Venkatesh R, Figenshau R. PD02-08 Long term oncological and survival outcomes after robotic partial nephrectomy for clinically localized renal masses based on surgical pathological characteristics. Journal of Urology. 2020 April;203(Supplement 4):e69-e69

Ronstrom C, Hallbeck S, Lowndes B, Chrouser KL. Surgical Ergonomics. In: Köhler, T., Schwartz, B. (eds) Surgeons as Educators. (2018). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64728-9_22