Prostatic Artery Embolization Specialist

Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC

Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist & Vascular Center located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Getting older can affect the health of your prostate. If you’re finding it difficult to urinate normally because of an enlarged prostate, board-certified physician Mohammed Islam, MD, and his team at Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC can provide nonsurgical prostatic artery embolization procedures on-site at their offices in the Midwood area of Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. The painless same-day treatment can quickly resolve your symptoms and improve your urinary tract health. To find out if you’re a candidate for prostatic artery embolization, call Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC today or request a consultation online now.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Q & A

Why do I need prostatic artery embolization?

Prostatic artery embolization is a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, an age-related condition in men that causes the prostate gland to become enlarged.

This enlargement can make it difficult to urinate normally and increase your risk for frequent infections in the bladder and urinary tract. Benign prostatic hyperplasia can also cause long-term kidney problems.

What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia?

As your prostate begins to enlarge, you may notice symptoms like a frequent or urgent need to urinate. As your prostate grows, your symptoms can worsen and you’re likely to experience issues like:

  • Difficulties urinating
  • Inability to empty your bladder
  • Increased need to urinate at night

You may also develop pain in your abdomen or back due to an infection in your urinary tract.

To resolve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC offers nonsurgical prostatic artery embolization on-site.

What’s involved in prostatic artery embolization?

Prostatic artery embolization is a minimally invasive same-day treatment that requires no surgery. This treatment is effective for reducing the size of an enlarged prostate by blocking off blood flow to the area and causing the prostate gland to shrink.

At the start of your embolization, your Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC physician uses ultrasound or MRI imaging technology to evaluate the blood supply to your prostate. To block this flow of blood, they insert a catheter into the artery of the prostate through a small puncture in your skin.

Through this catheter, your Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC doctor introduces tiny microsphere particles to obstruct blood flow.

What are the benefits of prostatic artery embolization?

Prostate arterial embolization is a highly effective and safe treatment for prostate enlargement that requires no surgical incisions or hospital stay.

The Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC staff perform the embolization procedure in a comfortable office environment in under two hours. You don’t have to worry about surgical complications or infections.

The prostate arterial embolization procedure is painless and requires no anesthesia. You can expect to return home to rest after your treatment without any limitations. An embolization doesn’t cause side effects, like urinary problems or sexual dysfunction.

If you’re suffering from symptoms of an enlarged prostate, call Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC or schedule a consultation online today.