Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Houston
By the time a man reaches the age of 50, his prostate has already begun to enlarge. For many men, this does not present any issues. Enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), symptoms affect approximately 50 percent of men in their 50s and as many as 90 percent in their 70s and 80s. As the prostate gland grows, it can slow or stop the flow of urine from the bladder—also called bladder outflow obstruction. If you have an enlarged prostate with bladder outflow obstruction, this is categorized as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Your symptoms may include:
- Frequent urination
- Inability to urinate
- Increased urgency to urinate
- Straining to Urinate
- Weak urine stream
- Incomplete emptying of the bladder
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty starting urination
What is Prostate Artery Embolization – PAE?
While there are other treatments for an enlarged prostate, interventional radiologists provide an innovative treatment called prostate artery embolization (PAE) to reduce the size of the prostate and relieve the bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. PAE is a minimally invasive treatment that has less risk, less pain and less recovery time than traditional surgery and does not carry the risk of sexual side effects typically associated with invasive surgeries.
Non-Surgical Enlarged Prostate Treatment
The PAE procedure is performed entirely through an IV using a form of treatment known as vascular radiology . Using x-ray guidance, Dr. Maneevese maneuvers a small vessel catheter through the blood vessels needing treatment, where she will inject microscopic beads that decrease the flow of blood to the prostate. As a result, the prostate shrinks in response to the decrease in blood flow. PAE avoids surgery, controls symptoms, and in the majority of cases significantly improves symptoms of BPH This is an outpatient procedure and our patients are able to go back to their home to rest the same day.
Find out if PAE Right For You. Book a Consultation with Dr. Maneevese
The symptoms of BPH can escalate without medical attention. Many men who are told they need to undergo prostate surgery may actually be candidates for the PAE procedure. Reach out to Access Vascular Health to start your treatment today. You can schedule online or call our friendly representatives to arrange a consultation.
Dr. Maneevese was one of the first female providers of PAE in the greater Houston area. With hundreds of happy patients and outcomes that surpass expectation, she is committed to giving you access to living the life you deserve.