Are you suffering from an enlarged prostate? Are you terrified of the thought of anyone performing a surgery through your urethra? Stop living in fear! The professionals at MTV IR have mastered the non-surgical approach that doesn't go anywhere near your urethra and has you home recovering the same day as the procedure.
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Does Prostate Artery Embolization Hurt?
Not at all. The PAE procedure is done under "twilight sleep". It's such a simple and painless procedure that you’re usually free to go home the same day.
The professionals at MTV IR perform this procedure by inserting a tiny microcatheter through a nick in the skin in the radial artery in the wrist. The catheter is guided using x-ray to the supplying prostate arteries where tiny spheres are released to block blood flow to the growing tissue and in turn, reduce the size of the growing prostate.
To read more on the Prostate Artery Embolization go to our PAE page below.
How is it done so minimally?
It’s actually quite a simple procedure. Under light sedation, without the need for general anesthesia, we’re able to insert a tiny microcatheter into a very tiny incision in the wrist or thigh area. We do this through the femoral artery via x-ray guidance. Once the catheter has entered the artery that supplies blood flow to the prostate we release tiny spheres that block the flow. Because of this blockage, the prostate shrinks softens, and gets reabsorbed into the body. Procedure time is an hour or two and you are on your way home after you’re released
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (aka enlarged prostate) actually pretty common. Affecting 50% of men 50-60 and as many as 90% over 80. BPH is when your prostate enlarges and squeezes your urethra causing trouble with urination, usually at night. It can also lead to other symptoms such as erectile dysfunction.