Dr. Andrew Lawson weighs in on the milestone of 100 procedures he completed at the Prostate Artery Embolisation centre in Sunninghill Hospital, Johannesburg. He says: “BPH is the most common, non-cancerous prostate medical condition to develop in men by the time they reach their sixties”

This treatment is offered to men who suffer from symptoms of PAE such an enlarged prostate. The operation is done with a needle that is inserted into the artery of the leg where the groin is. “Thousands of older South African men with BPH live with discomfort,” says Dr. Lawson.

“PAE reduces the blood supply to the prostate and its size by between 30 and 50% thereby resolving or at least meaningfully reducing the symptoms of BPH,” said Dr. Lawson.

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