Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)


Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)


Ronnie had been living with an enlarged prostate. He was waking three to four times during the night to use the bathroom. He began searching for a doctor that performed PAE and discovered Dr. Elias. "I was impressed with him as a person, his background and training, and his experience with doing the procedure. After he described the procedure to me, I knew that this was what I had been looking for." He says the procedure was "easy, painless, and based on my personal experience, it works! It's wonderful not to constantly have to go to the bathroom."


Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition as men get older. PAE offers an outpatient option for BPH that is less invasive and less painful. Symptoms of BPH include:

  • Difficulty starting or maintaining urination
  • Urinating more than 6-8x per day
  • Waking at night to urinate
  • Sensation of your bladder not emptying
  • Having sudden strong urges to urinate


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.



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Fredericksburg VA 22408
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Richmond, VA 23230
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Stafford VA 22554
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