Men’s Vascular Health: Treating Enlarged Prostate and Varicocele in Men

Men's,Health,Concept.,Health,Examination,,Insurance,,Consultation,And,Treatment,Concept. Treatments offered by Metropolitan Vascular Institute in Waldorf, Maryland, which improve men’s vascular health, include prostate artery embolization (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and varicocele embolization.

How Does PAE Improve Men’s Vascular Health?

Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive and innovative procedure that can help an estimated 50% of men in their sixties and up to 90% of older men who suffer from the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

If you have BPH, it may cause trouble with urination, such as increasing the need to go or having a difficult time stopping or starting. You may retain urine to the point of discomfort, have to get up to pee frequently at night, or sometimes you might see blood in your urine. It is not normally life-threatening but is very uncomfortable.

In the case of BPH, surgery is typically the recommended treatment. However, with PAE, a more delicate approach is taken. The surgeon makes a small incision in the groin and carefully inserts a tube that delivers tiny beads to the prostate artery. These beads help to obstruct blood flow to the enlarged prostate, allowing it to shrink back to normal.

How Does Varicocele Embolization Improve Men’s Vascular Health?

A varicocele is a varicose vein in the scrotum that has a faulty valve and does not properly stop the blood flow to the testicle. The blood flows backward and does not return to the heart. This causes tiny veins in the testicle to become engorged with blood and makes a tangled mess of veins that are not working properly, which may be painful and cause infertility or the loss of a testicle.

As an alternative to complicated and serious testicular surgery, varicocele embolization uses imaging guidance and a catheter to redirect blood flow away from the enlarged vein in the scrotum. The needle is typically inserted into the inner upper thigh area.

Improve Your Vascular Health

If you have any symptoms described, it is time to see a specialist in men’s vascular health to learn more about the newest procedures. The Metropolitan Vascular Institute in Waldorf, MD, focuses on providing minimally invasive, world-class treatments in a convenient outpatient setting for a variety of men’s vascular health issues. Contact us for a consultation by calling 301-374-8540.

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