Prostate Arterial Embolization for enlarged prostate glands, is for urination problems such as leaking, weak or inconsistent streams, and more frequent trips to the bathroom, especially at night. Mountain Medical offers BPH treatment, which stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia, for enlarged prostate glands. An enlarged prostate in older men may go unnoticed until the patient is unable to urinate, a condition called acute urinary retention.
With treatment by the interventional radiologists at Mountain Medical, prostate embolization can decrease the lower urinary tract symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. Recent scientific studies show prostate embolization is just as effective as surgical removal of part of the prostate (TURP), and is performed with less side effects and little to no procedure related sexual dysfunction.
With PAE at Mountain Medical, a catheter is inserted in an artery in the right groin into the arteries that supply the prostate. Very small particles are then injected into the prostate arteries to decrease blood supply to the prostate, reducing its size and symptoms within the weeks following the procedure within the weeks following the procedure. A prostate embolization is usually completed within an afternoon or morning as an outpatient. Patients will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure.
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