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Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE)

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PAE is a modern, innovative and minimally invasive treatment for Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH).  


Are you suffering from frequent urination? PAE might be the answer for you! 


For more information please download the PAE information brochure.

If you believe this treatment may be an option for you please download the request form for your doctor 


Spectrum Interventional Radiology offers prostate artery embolisation Australia as a safe and effective treatment option for men suffering from an enlarged prostate, also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). PAE is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that can significantly improve urinary symptoms and quality of life in men. 

What is Prostate Artery Embolisation?


PAE is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny particles to block the arteries that supply blood to the prostate gland, thereby reducing the size of the gland and improving urinary symptoms. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the groin, and a catheter is inserted into the femoral artery. The catheter is then directed into the prostate artery using X-ray guidance,  where tiny particles are injected to block the blood flow to the prostate. 


How Does Prostate Artery Embolisation Help?

It is an effective treatment for BPH because it targets the source of the problem: the enlarged prostate. By blocking the blood flow to the prostate gland, PAE causes the gland to shrink, reducing urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, urgency, weak flow, and incomplete bladder emptying.  


Unlike traditional surgical options for BPH, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or open prostatectomy, PAE is minimally invasive and has a lower risk of complications such as bleeding, infection, and sexual dysfunction. 

Is Prostate Artery Embolisation Right for You?


The treatment is ideal for men looking for a minimally invasive alternative to surgery and who want to avoid the risks and side effects associated with traditional surgical options. You may be a candidate for PAE if you are experiencing urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, urgency, weak flow, and incomplete emptying of the bladder and have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. Our team of interventional radiologists will work with you to determine if PAE is the right treatment option based on your needs and medical history. 

What to Expect During the Procedure

PAE is typically performed on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home the same day as the procedure. You will be given local anaesthesia to numb the catheter's insertion area and sedation to help you relax during the procedure. You will be awake and able to communicate with the medical team throughout the procedure. 

After The Procedure

After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort in the groin area, but this can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. You may also experience some urinary symptoms, such as increased frequency and urgency in the first few days following the procedure, but these symptoms should gradually improve as the prostate gland begins to shrink. 


At Spectrum Interventional Radiology, our team of interventional radiologists is committed to providing safe and effective minimally invasive treatments for various conditions. We use the best technology and techniques to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.  


If you need more details about prostate artery embolisation Australia, please call Spectrum Interventional Radiology at 02 9197 8002/ 02 9197 8102, listed on this Contact Us page. You can also choose your location for Liverpool or Randwick and enquire. 

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