Your surgeon will make a small incision in the groin and insert a catheter through the artery that supplies blood to the prostate. After inserting the catheter, the surgeon injects a solution that contains thousands of microscopic plastic beads. Should change to “The tiny beads block the artery that supplies blood to the prostate. The process is referred to as embolization. Your surgeon will repeat the procedure on the other side but from the original incision. Depending on the location and the size of the prostatic arteries, the PAE procedure takes anywhere from 1 to 4 hours.
By blocking the blood flow of blood to the area affected by BPH, the cells in the prostate start to die. Over a few months, the immune system reabsorbs the dead tissues and forms a scar. The scar tissue gradually contracts, shrinking the prostate. The prostate usually shrinks by about 20 to 40 percent in about six months, resulting in significant symptom improvement and increased urine flow. Since it is impossible to block the blood flow to the prostate, partial blockage of blood flow also leads to a necrosis process that makes the prostate softer, alleviating the pressure that causes urine blockage.