A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Enlarged Prostate
Do you have the urge to urinate more frequently than you used to? Does this symptom cause pain or distract you from doing the things you love? If so, it might be time to seek treatment from a doctor experienced in BPH treatment modalities.
At Access Vascular Health, Dr. Michelle Maneevese has years of experience treating patients for urinary symptoms related to an enlarged prostate. As a trained vascular and interventional radiologist, she specializes in procedures that require less rehabilitation by using minimally invasive techniques that address symptoms at the source. Book an appointment today to discuss your enlarged prostate diagnosis and treatment plan can help you today.
What Causes an Enlarged Prostate?
Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is a condition that affects nearly 14 million men in the United States. As you age, your prostate cells begin to multiply, sometimes causing the prostate gland to expand and exert pressure on the urethra. This condition can obstruct the path of urine and cause significant medical complications.
Men over 50 are at greater risk for developing BPH. However, hormonal changes and genetics also increase risk. If untreated, the symptoms of BPH can escalate and cause severe pain.
If you suspect you may be struggling with this condition, speaking with a specialist in the prostate treatment field will help you understand your treatment options.. Dr. Maneevese is one of the most experienced enlarged prostate treatment specialist in Texas. By seeking help, you can reduce your pain and get back to enjoying your life.
What Are the Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate?
Men who suffer from prostate enlargement may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Pain during urination
- Problems emptying the bladder
- Accidental urination or leaking
- Weak or delayed urination stream
Additionally, men experiencing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate may feel embarrassment and anxiety. Get help with your symptoms today – book an appointment with Dr. Maneevese to devise an enlarged prostate treatment plan.
How is Prostate Enlargement Diagnosed?
A doctor will assess your symptoms and perform a physically examination to determine if you have an enlarged prostate gland. Blood work will also assists in determining if prostate cancer is a possibility. A urine sample may also be necessary to determine if an infection is causing issues.
Enlarged prostate treatment options varies depending on the severity of symptoms. Rest and surveillance may be the most appropriate in mild BPH cases. For these patients, a specialist in prostate treatment may prescribe medication that helps relax the bladder and prostate gland.
Alternatively, minimally invasive prostate procedures such as PAE can reduce swelling directly. One of the most effective procedures for BPH includes prostatic artery embolization. Dr. Maneevese performs this procedure using an IV that injects microscopic beads into the prostate. This treatment restricts blood flow to part of the prostate and alleviates symptoms over a few days to weeks.
Dr. Maneevese will review all your options in detail and answer any questions about the procedure, medication options, and recovery before you commit to treatment.
Speak With Our Experts About Non-Surgical Treatments for Prostate Issues
Don’t let prostate problems slow you down. Patients trust Access Vascular Health to deliver high-quality healthcare and excellent communication. Dr. Maneevese is a licensed M.D. who offers treatment options for men dealing with the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
As the foremost expert in interventional radiology, Dr. Maneevese provides enlarged prostate treatment in Houston in a clean, safe, welcoming office setting. Call today to book an appointment and see if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive PAE.