PAE is a minimally invasive treatment, performed in our facility, which helps improve symptoms from an enlarged prostate. It is an option for those who are not finding relief from medication, don’t want traditional surgery or are not able to have surgery.

We offer treatments for the following conditions:


Minimally Invasive Alternatives to Prostate Surgery

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. Half of men over age 60 and about 70% of men in their 70s have symptoms of BPH.

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Hormone changes later in life can cause the prostate to enlarge, putting pressure on the urethra and causing symptoms. While BPH isn’t life-threatening, it can significantly interfere with your daily living and limit your ability to participate in the activities you love.

Common symptoms of BPH include:
● Difficulty urinating
● Urgency to urinate
● Weak urine stream
● Frequent urination, especially at night
● Erectile dysfunction

These symptoms can be treated with oral medications, but a large number of men do not find relief for symptoms of BPH with medicine alone. However, most men opt not to have traditional surgery because of the risk of impotence or incontinence.

What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
Our endovascular specialists can perform a minimally invasive procedure called prostatic artery embolization (PAE) that shrinks the prostate without the need for general anesthesia, cutting or stitches.

Why choose PAE?
PAE is s safe, outpatient procedure without the risk of impotence or incontinence that comes with tradition surgeries like TURP.  The treatment is done through a tiny nick in the skin in the upper thigh. Using advanced imaging, tiny spheres are placed in the artery feeding the prostate. These beads reduce the blood supply which in turn causes the prostate to shrink. Best news, no catheter is needed after the procedure!

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