Prostate Artery Embolization FAQs
Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is safe, effective, and a minimally invasive treatment option for men with BPH. Like other minimally invasive procedures, PAE offers several advantages over traditional surgery. The procedure is performed by a specially trained, board-certified interventional radiologist, using advanced techniques for treatment. Before you and your doctor decide on the right treatment for you, learn more with our list of frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About BPH
BPH, often referred to as an enlarged prostate, can impact a man’s quality of life, but with the right knowledge and guidance, you can navigate this condition effectively. Whether you’re seeking to understand the symptoms, explore treatment options, or learn about lifestyle changes that can help manage BPH, you’ll find the answers you need here. If you would like to learn more about BPH, please read our frequently asked questions.
IPSS Screening Assessment
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a seven-question written screening tool used to evaluate the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms related to BPH. The questions are assigned points from 0 to 5. Therefore, the total score can range from 0 to 35 — asymptomatic to very symptomatic. Based on your results, one of our affiliated physicians will provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment path. Take the IPSS assessment below to get started.
BPH and Aging: What Every Man Should Know
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate, is a condition that frequently affects older men. As men age, the prostate gland naturally enlarges. While this process is a normal aspect of aging, it can contribute to the development of BPH in men. Learn more about the link between BPH and aging in our guide.
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Our Prostate Specialists
The American Prostate Centers’ board-certified, affiliated physicians are highly skilled interventional radiologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of BPH. They will work closely with you to understand your symptoms and help you decide if Prostate Artery Embolization is right for you. Meet our prostate experts in Queens, NY below!
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