Hello patients and friends!
This has been an exciting week in the world of BPH because of a major announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Thursday, June 22, the FDA officially approved a product, Merit Medical’s Embospheres, to be used in the prostatic artery embolization (PAE) procedure to treat enlarged prostates without invasive surgery.
Over the past several years, I have worked with leaders in the field of interventional radiology to refine my technique to improve the safety and effectiveness of prostate embolization. As the most experienced PAE provider in the Northeastern United States, I have seen many of my own patients suffer from weak stream, incomplete emptying, frequent urination, and blood in their urine. After a consultation to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure, I have helped dozens of patients get their lives back again with this minimally-invasive procedure (watch testimonial). Based on my experience with this procedure, I feel that increased awareness of PAE and its availability as an option in the physician’s toolkit is a step forward for patients everywhere.
I look forward to the next chapter of care for men with enlarged prostates. With improved access to PAE and a greater opportunity to understand patient outcomes, we are poised to help millions of men who suffer from BPH. I started this website so that patients, family members, and other healthcare providers can learn more about enlarged prostates, prostate embolization, and the world of interventional radiology. Please “like” the Raj Ayyagari MD Facebook page to hear about new blog posts and developments in our field. If you or someone you know suffers from an enlarged prostate and would like medical advice, please contact the number below to make an appointment.
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Note: Although the advice on this page and others provides general medical knowledge, each patient should seek a one-on-one consultation with a physician for the best individualized care.
Dr. Raj Ayyagari is a board-certified interventional radiologist based in Boston, Massachusetts, who specializes in minimally invasive procedures of the genitourinary system.