Prostate Artery Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Jafar Golzarian, M.D., Chief of Interventional Radiology is offering Prostate Artery Embolization ()PAE) through University of Minnesota Physicians Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology Services here at the University of Minnesota for patients with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH).
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is a common condition affecting most men as they age. Many will require intervention for symptoms. Current treatments include medication or transuretheral resection of the prostate (TURP) which includes anesthesia and the possibility of significant complications.
This new procedure, Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE), has been developed and studied by clinical researchers in Portugal for use in patients who are symptomatic and high risk for TURP. PAE is minimally invasive, safe, and performed under local anesthesia. Complications rates are low as is sexual dysfunction following the procedure.
For more information, please contact 612-626-6752.