Dr. Smith Explains Prostate Artery Embolization for BPH
In this episode, Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee are joined by Dr. Preston Smith, an interventional radiologist, to delve into the realm of Prostate Artery Embolization, commonly known as PAE. Embolization involves the strategic reduction or interruption of blood flow to organs, aimed at inducing their shrinkage. With a wealth of experience in performing numerous embolization procedures, Dr. Smith offers valuable insights. To schedule your consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our offices today!
Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. BPH is a common condition in older men where the prostate gland becomes enlarged, leading to urinary problems such as difficulty in urination, frequent urination, and a weak urine stream.
During PAE, tiny particles are injected into the blood vessels that supply the prostate, causing the vessels to become blocked. This results in a reduction of blood flow to the prostate, leading to the shrinkage of the gland. As the prostate size decreases, urinary symptoms often improve.
PAE is considered a less invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods for treating BPH. Patients considering PAE should consult with their healthcare providers to determine the most suitable treatment option for their specific situation.
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