Prostate artery embolisation keeps getting excellent feedback

Given a choice of effective treatment options most appropriately informed people, with all other factors being equal, would go for a non-surgical option. The risks and potential complications are likely to be far lower. The option for prostate artery embolisation (PAE) is therefore increasingly becoming the preferred route for patients suffering from enlarged prostate. Medical professionals are also coming together with urological surgeons teaming up with interventional radiologists in order to ensure patients benefit from access to these new procedures.

A collaboration between urologists and interventional radiologists

However, depending on individual circumstances PAE may not always be the best choice and so it is important that these medical specialists come together with the patient and act as 'honest brokers' and do not end up in medical 'turf wars'. Consultant urological surgeon, Mr Leye Ajayi and Consultant interventional radiologist, Dr Nigel Hacking are very much pioneering the way with this approach.

Treating BPH without surgery

A new website is now available for patients seeking direct access to prostate artery embolisation, or patients can also refer themselves for medical assessment via this link to Dr Hacking's clinic.

Patients are already benefiting from this professional collaboration and are they have written to Total Health providing full details of their own experiences. Indeed patients seem to be so pleased with the outcome that we continue to receive updates on progress following their PAE treatment.

For example, in his report Prostate artery embolisation - the patient's feedback, MWR says "The improvement has been dramatic. The flow rate has reduced to a controllable stream rather than a torrent and I have had no leakages worth commenting on, no more trouser and underpants smelling of urine. I can go for much longer periods without the urgency to urinate. I wake in the night at most once to relieve myself and now get a good night’s sleep of 7-8 hours. My total IPPS score now is 4. The embolisation thanks to the skill of Dr Hacking has been a total success. I am still living in a period of post embolisation elation. Please note I am currently 74 years of age and give my permission to use my age and initials".

As a more recent update received today MWR goes on to say;

"Just to let you know that my PAE has been a total success. I no longer need the oxybutanin to relax my bladder and I hardly  ever wakes up in the night to urgently go for a pee. PAE is vastly better than having a TURPS op."

We are very grateful for this patient feedback along with the message that MWR is cycling through the local countryside and attaches this picture of the wild garlic growing in his local woods.

Wild garlic in the woods

A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart. Apart from the pulmonary artery and umbilical artery, all arteries carry oxygenated blood. Full medical glossary
The organ that stores urine. Full medical glossary
blood pressure Full medical glossary
An abbreviation for benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is enlargement of the prostate that may cause difficulty in passing urine. Full medical glossary
A condition that is linked to, or is a consequence of, another disease or procedure. Full medical glossary
A gland that surrounds the urethra near the bladder. It produces a fluid that forms part of the semen. Full medical glossary
A doctor specializing in the interpretation of imaging techniques for the diagnosis and assessment of disease. Full medical glossary
transurethral resection of prostate Full medical glossary
An abbreviation for transurethral resection of the prostate, a procedure to shave away some of an enlarged prostate. This eases the pressure from the prostate on the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. Full medical glossary
Relating to the urinary tract. Full medical glossary
A specialist in the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract, the channels that carry urine from the kidneys to the outside of the body. Full medical glossary