The prostate, a walnut-sized organ in the male reproductive system, plays an important role in sperm preservation.
However, as men age, the prostate can become enlarged, leading to a condition called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH affects a significant percentage of men and can cause urinary symptoms that impact daily life.
If you’re experiencing symptoms related to BPH, it’s important to seek treatment.
At the Metropolitan Vascular Institute, we offer Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE), a highly effective and minimally invasive procedure that has provided relief for many of our patients.
Understanding Prostate Artery Embolization
Prostate Artery Embolization is a procedure in which a microcatheter is placed from the femoral artery to the arteries of the prostate. Small spheres are then inserted into the prostate artery to block it, leading to the shrinkage and softening of the abnormal tissue associated with BPH.
This procedure offers several benefits compared to more invasive treatments, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a less disruptive and faster recovery option.
The Benefits of PAE
Prostate Artery Embolization offers numerous advantages as a treatment for BPH. It is an outpatient procedure that requires minimal recovery time, eliminating the need for lengthy hospital stays.
PAE is also highly effective in treating certain types of benign prostate enlargement, relieving symptoms such as frequent urination, pain during urination, and bladder obstruction. By opting for PAE, you can avoid major surgery and the potential side effects of medications while achieving improved prostate health and a better quality of life.
The Procedure and Recovery
Prostate Artery Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that uses catheters and specialized imaging technology to locate and block blood vessels in the prostate. This causes the enlarged prostate gland to shrink over time, reducing urinary symptoms.
The recovery period after PAE is generally short, with most men able to return to work and normal activities within a couple of days. While recovery time may vary, our doctors at Metropolitan Vascular Institute will provide guidance to ensure a smooth and successful recovery process.
Schedule a Consultation About Your Prostate
Don’t let symptoms related to an enlarged prostate disrupt your life: Seek effective treatment through Prostate Artery Embolization.
Our team at Metropolitan Vascular Institute is ready to provide personalized care and guide you toward a healthier prostate — and improved quality of life. Call us today at (301) 979-7078 to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a better quality of life.