PAE offers an outpatient option for BPH that is less invasive and less painful. Benefits include:
Shorter recovery time when compared to regular surgery
Completed on an outpatient basis
Does not require tissue removal or manipulation through the urethra, which decreases the risk of impotence and incontinence associated with surgical treatment
It takes time for the prostate to shrink, the majority of PAE patients will see improvement from the procedure at earliest around 3-4 weeks after the procedure, with maximum improvement 3-6 months post procedure.