PAE-PROSTATE ARTERY EMBOLIZATION FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
Prostrate gland enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is common in older men. Those who are diagnosed with BPH often struggle to urinate comfortably. However, the problems tied to BPH go beyond simple discomfort. Restricted urine flow to the bladder can cause urinary tract infections and kidney infections. That’s why seeking proper treatment is important for people suffering the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
We treat the following:
Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
The larger a prostate swells, the more pressure it puts on a man’s urethra. When that happens, he may experience one or more common symptoms of BPH, including:
- Difficulty urinating
- Urinating more often, especially at night
- Urinating with a weak stream
- Erectile dysfunction
- Dribbling at the end of urination
- Trouble emptying the bladder
- Urinary tract infections
- Kidney infections
- Blood in the urine
Patients suffering from one or more of these symptoms may be dealing with an enlarged prostate. Here at Comprehensive Integrated Care, we suggest making an appointment with one of our interventional radiologists who can help you learn whether you have BPH, and if so, begin treatment to relieve symptoms. If you want a better night’s sleep, an easier time using the restroom, and fewer urinary tract infections, getting a proper diagnosis is the first step.
Interventional Radiology Treatment Options for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
If you are diagnosed with BPH, we may recommend Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE). This is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses X-rays and a catheter to inject tiny microspheres into the prostate. This will reduce blood supply to that area, bringing down swelling and relieving symptoms quickly. In many cases, patients see noticeable results in just two or three weeks.
Benefits of PAE
For years, the only way to treat severe BPA was to undergo surgery. Thankfully, PAE offers an excellent non-surgical option for patients. The benefits compared to traditional surgery include:
- Speed – PAE is an outpatient visit that can be completed in a single day. Traditional surgery takes longer and often requires an overnight stay.
- Less Risk – PAE is not connected to any risk of impotence or incontinence.
- Recovery Time – Patients who go through PAE rather than surgery typically heal more quickly.
- Less Pain – Minimally-invasive procedures are less painful than traditional surgery.
Put simply, PAE is an ideal treatment for an enlarged prostate. Here at Comprehensive Integrated Care, we want to provide relief for those suffering from BPH. Our minimally-invasive options offer clear benefits, making relief of symptoms just over the horizon.