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Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate Artery Embolization services offered in Greenwood Village and Windsor, CO

Prostate Artery Embolization

About Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate artery embolization is a minimally invasive procedure for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. The board-certified interventional radiologists at RIA Endovascular in Greenwood Village and Windsor, Colorado, perform this revolutionary procedure. Call today or schedule your prostate artery embolization consultation online to learn how the procedure can benefit you.

Prostate Artery Embolization Q&A

What is prostate artery embolization?

Prostate artery embolization in an interventional radiology procedure for men who have an enlarged prostate. 

The prostate gland continues to grow throughout your life. Unfortunately, when the prostate gland gets too large, it may cause problems that affect quality of life. 

Prostate artery embolization shrinks the prostate gland, alleviating symptoms. During the procedure, the board-certified interventional radiologist injects tiny beads into the arteries that supply blood to the prostate gland.

Decreasing blood flow to the gland causes it to shrink. 

When should I consider prostate artery embolization?

If you have an enlarged prostate that’s affecting your quality of life, you should schedule a consultation at RIA Endovascular to learn more about prostate artery embolization. It’s recommended for people with BPH who have:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Discomfort during urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary urgency

You may also consider prostate artery embolization if you’re not a candidate or want to avoid the traditional surgical procedure (open prostatectomy) for an enlarged prostate.

What happens during prostate artery embolization?

You’re given a moderate sedative before your prostate artery embolization to minimize anxiety and pain. During the procedure, your interventional radiologist inserts a catheter in an artery in your groin and advances it to the prostate gland. 

They inject a special dye into the blood vessel and take an X-ray that provides a map of the blood vessels feeding your prostate. Your provider then injects the tiny beads through the catheter and into the blood vessels.

Your provider sends you to the recovery area for monitoring and then sends you home. Prostate artery embolization is an outpatient procedure, so there’s no overnight stay at a hospital.

How long is recovery from prostate artery embolization?

Recovery following prostate artery embolization varies, but you may experience some pain and burning with urination for a few days following the procedure. Your provider at RIA Endovascular gives you post-procedure instructions, so you know when you can resume your usual activities.

You should notice improvements in your enlarged prostate symptoms within a few days.

Prostate artery embolization is a safe and effective treatment for uncomfortable symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. Call RIA Endovascular today or use the online booking button to schedule your consultation.