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The interventional radiologists at ARA Health Specialists in Asheville, North Carolina can perform a minimally invasive procedure called Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) that shrinks the prostate to alleviate these symptoms and is an option for those who are not finding relief from medication, don’t want traditional surgery, or are not able to have surgery.

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Andy P. 
Brown, MD

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH PROSTATE PROBLEMS.

– Difficulty Urinating –
– Urgency to Urinate –
– Weak Urine Stream –
– Frequent Urination, Especially at Night –

– 
Erectile Dysfunction –

SYMPTOMS OF BPH MAY INCLUDE:

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As a man gets older, the prostate gradually enlarges. This gives rise to several bladder problems caused by an enlarged prostate, known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

PAE is done under light sedation and using local anesthesia. An ARA Health Specialist will make a tiny cut in your skin, then insert a catheter - guiding it using X-ray fluoroscopy to the artery feeding the prostate gland. Tiny spheres are introduced via the catheter, effectively blocking off the blood supply and causing the prostate gland to shrink.

PAE is a safe, outpatient procedure without the risk of impotence or incontinence that traditional surgery carries. You’ll be given pain medications to take at home and can resume normal activities within three to four days. Patients report that their symptoms typically resolve within two to three weeks after the procedure.

WHY CHOOSE PAE?

We offer PAE Services at the following location:
Carolina Vascular – Interventional Radiology 
222 Asheland Ave.
2nd Floor/Upper Level
Asheville, NC 28801

Daniel C.
Brown, MD

Toby C.
Cole, Jr., MD

Robert C. Conklin, MD

Norris W.
Crigler, Jr., MD

Trevor
Downing, MD

James R.
Field, MD

Joshua M. Hubbard, MD

Connect with ARA Health Specialists at (828) 436-5500.

ARA Health Specialists offers patients throughout the region direct access to the most comprehensive treatment of vascular disease. We ensure that the most up-to-date treatment options are available to patients who benefit from our highly specialized, board-certified, fellowship-trained team of interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, vein specialists and neurointerventional surgeons.

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Asheville, NC