Enlarged Prostate Q&A
Imaging & Interventional Specialists - YOUR ENLARGED PROSTATE SOLUTION
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are experienced and successful in treating enlarged prostates. Benign prostatic hyperplasia or an enlarged prostate can lead to symptoms include frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased urination at night, difficulty starting urination and inability to completely empty the bladder. Recently a new, minimally invasive treatment has been developed that can even be alternative to surgery. This “pinhole” procedure is prostate artery embolization (PAE). Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing and will customize a treatment plan to address your knee pain. Our medical team will focus on treating your enlarged prostate and significantly reducing your symptoms.
What causes an enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hyperplasia?
The exact cause of an enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hyperplasia, a noncancerous condition, is unknown but thought to be associated with hormonal changes. The prostate cells multiply causing the tube from the bladder(urethra) to be compressed. This causes an increase of pressure needed to urinate so the bladder muscle becomes enlarged (hypertrophy). Over time this causes an array of urination problems.
The Imaging & Interventional Specialist team has in office diagnostic technologies to help assess whether genicular artery embolization will be suitable to treat your knee pain. Besides our careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists may obtain imaging studies such as MRIs to aid with accurate diagnoses and to help develop your treatment plan. If your osteoarthritis/DJD is advanced then we may recommend orthopedic surgery. If not then genicular artery embolization may be for you.
What is prostate artery embolization (PAE) and will will it cure my enlarged prostate?
PAE is a “pinhole” procedure performed by Imaging & Interventional Specialists. A small needle is used to access your arteries and X-rays guide miniaturized equipment to the prostate artery responsible for feeding your enlarged prostate. Then tiny particles are selectively injected to slow blood flow to prostate. This starves your enlarged prostate of nutrients so it shrinks
The Imaging & Interventional Specialist team has in office diagnostic technologies to help assess whether prostate artery embolization will be suitable to treat your enlarged prostate.. Besides our careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists may obtain imaging studies such to aid with accurate diagnosis and to help develop your treatment plan. If your prostate is significantly enlarged then we may recommend urologic surgery. If not then prostate artery embolization may be for you.
Imaging & interventional specialists “pinhole” procedures: fast recovery, less risk, less pain, comfortable setting
Our experienced board-certified specialists successfully perform “pinhole” procedures every day offering this region leading, state-of-the-art solutions for enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hypertrophy. Our minimally invasive image guided procedures are cutting edge technology without the cutting, without the scalpel. You leave with a Band-Aid!
- Procedures are usually done in a comfortable outpatient setting with familiar friendly staff
- Pinhole procedures offer fast recovery, less risk, and less pain
Why imaging & interventional specialists?
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in the minimally invasive procedures that will address your enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experienced board-certified specialists are focused on your best outcome.
At Imaging & Interventional Specialists board certified physicians offer in-house testing for diagnosis and to develop an individualized treatment program for your enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hypertrophy.