PAE is a safe treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and, like other minimally invasive procedures, has significant advantages over conventional surgery.
One year after PAE, average prostate size is seen to shrink by approximately 30%, easing urinary symptoms, sparing erectile function, and improving quality of life. Men who’ve undergone PAE have reported experiencing a high degree of satisfaction, which was also sustained over one year following the procedure.
⦁Minimally invasive procedure
⦁ Virtually no blood loss
⦁ Can be performed as an outpatient procedure
⦁ Offers no hospital stay and a faster recovery time when compared to surgery
⦁ Less likely to require urethral catheterization in comparison to surgery
⦁ Relieves lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as feelings of urgency and frequency especially at night (nocturia), incomplete bladder emptying, weak urine stream, intermittency, and straining while urinating
⦁ Can improve LUTS without surgery or the risk of sexual side effects or incontinence
⦁ Overall significant improvement in quality of life
⦁ Can be used without limits on prostate size, urethral narrowing, or bladder capacity