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How Long Does Prostate Artery Embolization Last?

Posted on December 13, 2023

PAE, or Prostatic artery embolization, is a newly FDA-approved treatment for BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. Offering relief from symptoms such as difficulty urinating, urgency and more--all without medication or surgery--it's become a popular treatment for men who wish to or must avoid surgery, but can't get sufficient relief from other treatments. But how long does prostate artery embolization last? We'll tell you in a minute. But first, let's take a closer look at what to expect from this procedure.

What is Prostatic Artery Embolization?

PAE is a minimally invasive procedure that blocks blood flow your prostate. Performed with a father we insert through a small puncture in your groin, our experts guide it to the artery supplying blood flow to your prostate. Then, we deposit embolic particles that plug the artery, allowing the prostate to shrink over time. Most men experience noticeable relief after a month, with full relief achieved after six months, at which point your prostate will shrink by as much as 40%.

When you elect to have this minimally invasive procedure, you can avoid general anesthesia. All you need during the procedure is IV medication that keeps you calm and comfortable. After, you can go home on the same day, avoiding a disruptive and costly overnight hospital stay.

How long does prostate artery embolization last?

While it can take up to six months for you to experience the full benefits PAE procedure, at that point, relief should be lasting. But how long, exactly, will the relief last?  

Because PAE is a relatively new treatment option, we can't answer that question definitively. But current data proves that PAE relief lasts for at least 3-4 years. And, with further study, we suspect results will last even longer than that.

Ready to find relief from urinary frequency, night-time waking, and the other unwanted effects of an enlarged prostate? We’re here to help! Click here to request an appointment with the Georgie Prostate Institute, and find out for yourself how long does prostate artery embolization last?

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