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.
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