A Less Invasive Treatment, with Fewer Side Effects, for Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

As men get older, it's very common to experience benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, which can drastically affect quality of life. The good news is benign prostatic hyperplasia is easier to treat than ever before with a procedure called prostate artery embolization. This minimally invasive procedure is safer than traditional surgery, has no hospital stay, and has a high success rate in treating BPH.

Prostate artery embolization can help with a wide range of BPH symptoms:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Increased urination at night
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak urine stream
  • Inability to completely empty bladder
  • Blood in urine
  • Catheter dependence

If you're living with symptoms of BPH, the expert interventional radiologists at Mount Sinai West can help. Please call 212-241-4046 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.

How Does Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Differ from Surgeries and Other Treatments?

PAE is performed through a small catheter inserted by your interventional radiologist, a doctor that uses imaging like x-rays to see inside the body, into the artery in your wrist or groin. The interventional radiologist will then guide the catheter into the vessels that supply blood to your prostate. An arteriogram (an X-ray in which dye is injected into the blood vessels) is done to map the blood vessels feeding your prostate. Then, tiny round microspheres (particles) are injected through the catheter and into the blood vessels that feed your prostate to reduce its blood supply.

Following this procedure the prostate will begin to shrink, relieving and improving symptoms usually within days of the procedure.

Plus, PAE has a lower risk of urinary incontinence and sexual side effects when compared to more invasive procedures such as a TransUrethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), Rezum, Urolift, and Aquablation.

Why Choose Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai is a leader in prostate artery embolization, with one of the most experienced teams anywhere in the New York metro area. We were involved in the clinical trials leading to the development and approval of prostate artery embolization, and we continue to develop this procedure and serve as a center of excellence for research and treatment. 

Our state-of-the-art interventional radiology suite has the most advanced equipment available, and our highly skilled experts work closely as a team to provide you exceptional care. Our goal is to relieve your BPH symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

Are you ready for a consultation? Request an appointment online or call us at 212-241-4046.