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The Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Prostate Artery Embolization

If you’ve been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you’ve likely considered your treatment options. Traditional surgical methods for BPH can be problematic for many people, largely because of the risks and downtime. Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is an exciting new alternative that can offer many benefits. At South Florida Vascular Associates, we offer this same-day procedure at our spa-like office. Here’s what to know about this option and how it can help you get relief.

Minimal Downtime

Surgery can be taxing on the body and sometimes requires significant downtime, which is one of several reasons people prefer to avoid surgery. PAE is a minimally invasive procedure requiring minimal downtime, allowing you to return to your busy schedule far sooner than traditional surgery. In fact, you might be able to complete some light activities the day after your procedure.

No General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is typically a big contributor to discomfort after traditional surgery. PAE doesn’t require general anesthesia, meaning you won’t need to deal with side effects like grogginess, nausea, and more. It also means you won’t need to complete the appropriate pre-surgical steps that come with general anesthesia, either.

Minimal Pain

PAE does not cause significant trauma to the tissues like traditional surgery. Instead, the procedure simply blocks off the blood supply to specific areas of the prostate, causing the body to naturally process the tissue over time. For many patients, discomfort after PAE is minimal and entirely tolerable with over-the-counter medications. 

Fewer Risks and Side Effects

Traditional surgeries, especially prostatectomy, can come with significant risks and side effects. PAE only requires a tiny entry point and can drastically reduce the risk of infection. It also comes with a lower risk of impaired sexual functioning, as is possible with traditional methods. 

Symptom Relief

The biggest benefit of PAE is being able to go about your day without experiencing symptoms of BPH. Afterward, you won’t have to worry about painful urination, frequent urges, trouble emptying your bladder, and much more. PAE can drastically improve your quality of life, and you won’t need to plan your day around access to the bathroom, which will let you get back to the things you enjoy.

BPH Treatment at South Florida Vascular Associates

Our expert team offers cutting-edge treatment for BPH at our private, fully accredited operating suite. To meet with our team and learn more, contact our offices serving Coconut Creek, Plantation, and Boynton Beach, FL.