Symposium aims to inform doctors in new procedure for men with severely enlarged prostates

Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg is to host the first comprehensive conference in continent on prostate artery embolisation, a recently introduced treatment choice for treating men who are suffering from symptoms associated with enlarged prostate, on 16 and 17 March 2017.

According to Dr Stephen Cornish, a medical specialist who founded the prostate artery embolisation (PAE) unit at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, says that the PAE procedure has achieved excellent outcomes in patients with severely enlarged prostates, or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), both internationally and currently also domestically.

“The conference aims to enhance data about, and to keep doctors abreast of, the newest management choices for benign prostate hyperplasia, that in severe cases might cause variety of debilitating  symptoms.

“The event can embody an in-depth review of local and international expertise with PAE, and explore patient choice, pre-operative work-up, procedural aspects likewise as complication profiles. The role of the medical specialist in choosing the foremost applicable treatment modality for the patient will be mentioned,” adds Dr Cornish.

In addition, there’ll be case primarily based discussions, likewise as two live cases performed by interventional specialist, Dr Andrew Lawson, underneath the proctorship of Dr Nigel Hacking from the uk. Dr Hacking is a world proctor for PAE and presently one of the world’s leading interventional radiologists performing this procedure.

Dr Lawson, WHO together with Dr Cornish and radiologist, Dr Farrell Spiro, established the PAE unit at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in 2016, says that the conference aims to facilitate the introduction of PAE to South Africa, and inform urologists and interventional radiologists from around the country with the concept of PAE, that is comparatively unaccustomed South Africa and not however wide utilized as a treatment choice for hyperplasia.

“Urologists, interventional radiologists associated different medical professionals with an interest in hyperplasia and PAE would have the benefit of the conference, that is price thirteen CPD points, together with 9 clinical and 4 moral,” he adds.

The PAE unit at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital is that the 1st of its kind to be established in continent, and received full international enfranchisement late in 2016. Dr Farrell Spiro and Dr Andrew Lawson ar the principal interventional radiologists concerned in providing the PAE service at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.

“The PAE unit at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital has reached a brand new level of maturity and that we ar currently in a very position to explore outcomes and patient experiences,” says Dr Lawson. “We organised 2 extremely successful two-day live PAE workshops throughout 2016 leading up to our enfranchisement. The PAE conference to be control this March can ride this,” he adds.

“We are delighted with the first results that have already been achieved in our new unit. whereas we’ve got nonetheless to look at long-term outcomes, all of the procedures that we’ve got done to this point are fortunate and have resulted in a very purposeful reduction in patient symptoms and improved quality of life.”

According to Dr Lawson, an enlarged prostate, or benign prostate dysplasia (BPH), is that the commonest non-cancerous prostate medical condition to develop in men by the time they reach their 60s.

“Thousands of older South African men who are suffering from prostate enlargement endure variety of uncomfortable symptoms, together with hassle urinating, dribbling, and/or a frequent ought to urinate, notably at nighttime.

“Both domestically and internationally, PAE is proving a valuable new treatment choice for this condition we tend to|and that we} are happy that we are able to provide this instructional conference to enhance awareness of hyperplasia and also the vary of treatment choices that are currently on the market domestically,” concludes Dr Lawson.

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