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PAE

Prostate Artery Embolization

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Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition in older men that causes symptoms such as poor urinary flow, frequent urination during the day and night, incomplete bladder emptying, and sudden urge to urinate. This disease may be treated with oral medications, but not all patients have relief of their symptoms with medications alone. In patients with severe symptoms, a urologist may recommend a surgical procedure, Such as trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP). 

Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures like TURP. PAE shrinks the prostate by treating its blood vessels. Through a small incision in the upper thigh, access to the prostate's blood vessels is gained, and small particles are injected to slow the blood flow to the gland. In the weeks and months following PAE, the prostate relaxes and shrinks, resulting in symptom relief for most men. Although conventional prostate surgery can be associated with complications like impotence and incontinence, PAE is a minimally invasive alternative that is not known to cause these issues.

Benefits

  • New treatment for prostate enlargement with urinary symptoms.
  • Advantages compared with surgery:
  • No scar
  • No anaesthesia
  • Day care procedure / No hospital admission required
  • No sexual dysfunction.
  • Very less use of urinary catheter
  • Very less bleeding

Patient stories

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Sukumaran

Feeling happy to share my experience in Aster MIMS hospital kottakkal. Last five years sufferings comes to an end after I go through PAE at Mims Kottaikal. Thanks to Dr.Tahsin.N.and all the staff for dedicated service. One of the best doctors I have met. Very professional at the same time kind and friendly.Overall it was a great experience.Thank you
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Vipin

To say honestly it's a good platform for the patients. The facilities and services are really comfortable. I would like to thank Dr. Tahsin Sir and the whole crew of department for treating my father. #Aster MIMS Staffs & non-staffs #Good Atmosphere #Giving priority for patients health issues. #Really I'm thankful for receiving the good services from Aster MIMS Kottakkal, Malappuram, Kerala

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