Prostate Artery Embolization in South Africa
Enlarged Prostate Treatment also known as the Prostate Embolization
(PAE) is the cutting-edge procedure performed to help improve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate without the risk of sexual side effects. Prostate enlargement treatment shrinks the prostate thereby relieving symptoms without surgery or side effects like sexual dysfunction, incontinence (inability to control urination), retrograde ejaculation (ejaculation into the bladder), impotence or bleeding.
The prostate receives its blood supply from the prostatic arteries, which arise singly or paired on each side of the pelvis. Super selection and embolization of the prostatic arteries leads to death of a large proportion of the gland. Shrinkage of the gland follows, with subsequent reduction of LUTS.
Prostate artery embolization
appears to be a safe and effective alternative to more traditional treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia
. This is minimally invasive treatment, is known to offer symptom relief to men suffering from enlarged prostate.