What Is Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)?

Man,In,Consultation,,Dialogue An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, can have a major impact on your daily life. Symptoms of that health condition include incontinence, uncomfortable urination, blood in your urine, and a weaker urine stream. A prostate artery embolization is an effective way to address this condition and alleviate some of the symptoms that you experience. Here is what you should know about this procedure.

Why Should You Get Prostate Artery Embolization?

Seeking treatment should be a priority after you are diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. In all likelihood, our team at The Vascular Institute of Virginia may recommend prostate artery embolization as the treatment you need.

During the procedure, our team will introduce microscopic particles into the arteries leading to your prostate that are designed to impede blood flow. Impeding blood flow to your prostate prevents it from growing any further. While that blockage persists, your prostate should revert to its normal size. It will start to function normally after that, thus causing your symptoms to disappear.

Why Should You Choose Prostate Artery Embolization Over Other Treatments?

Prostate artery embolization is not the only treatment option for an enlarged prostate. However, there is an argument to be made that it is one of the best options available.

For starters, many people prefer prostate artery embolization because it is a minimally invasive procedure. The side effects of this treatment are minimal. Even if you do suffer from side effects, they should be easy to manage using medication.

You will have to avoid certain activities while recovering from this procedure. Patients are generally advised against heavy lifting and other activities that could strain the treated area excessively. Beyond that, you should be able to handle any other chores.

The good news is you will not have to limit yourself for that long. Expected recovery time for prostate artery embolization is usually only one week. You should be back to normal after that timeframe. Even if your recovery period goes over one week, it should not last any more than 10 days.

Book an Appointment for Prostate Artery Embolization With the Vascular Institute of Virginia

Schedule prostate artery embolization with our experts at the Vascular Institute of Virginia by calling 703-763-5224 or filling out our online contact form. Our multi-specialty practice has three offices located in Woodbridge, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, and Fairfax, VA, ensuring you are able to go to the location that is most convenient for you.

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