Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) For BPH Patients

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) for BPH
Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) for BPH

Associated Urological Specialists Now Offers Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

Solaris Health is pleased and excited to offer Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) for enlarged prostate in the Chicagoland market,” notes Ryan Weber, Chief Operating Officer of Associated Urological Specialists. “Adding this non-invasive new procedure as another treatment option for patients is significant for those who may not otherwise be surgical candidates.”

An enlarged prostate, often diagnosed as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), becomes a very common condition in men as they get older. The addition of a new treatment option like PAE provides some of the most advanced and comprehensive urological care possible. Ryan Weber adds, “It is also a perfect example of how Chicagoland affiliates strive to be the best in the Midwest and continue to help elevate Solaris as a world-class urology organization.”

What is PAE?

PAE is a minimally invasive procedure for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. BPH is a common condition affecting many men as they age, leading to uncomfortable urinary symptoms like frequent urination, weak stream, and nighttime urgency. Because BPH is an enlarged prostate gland, the overall goal of PAE treatment is to reduce the size of the prostate and decrease any symptoms.

How Does PAE Work?

During PAE, a skilled interventional radiologist uses imaging technology to access the arteries supplying blood to the prostate. Tiny beads are then inserted into these arteries, effectively cutting off blood flow and causing the prostate to shrink over time. Following this procedure, the prostate will begin to shrink, relieving and improving symptoms usually within days of the procedure.

Benefits of PAE:

  • Minimally invasive: PAE is performed through a small puncture in the groin, avoiding the need for traditional open surgery.
  • Faster recovery: Compared to surgery, PAE offers a much quicker recovery time, allowing patients to return home the same day.
  • Reduced risk of side effects: PAE boasts a lower risk of complications like sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence compared to other BPH treatments.
  • Long-lasting results: Studies show PAE provides sustained relief from BPH symptoms for many years.
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Who is PAE Right For?

PAE may be a suitable option for men with BPH who experience bothersome symptoms and are seeking a less invasive alternative to surgery. It’s important to discuss your situation with a urologist at Associated Urological Specialists to determine if PAE is the right choice for you.

Contact Associated Urological Specialists Today

If you’re experiencing symptoms of BPH and want to learn more about PAE or any other treatment option, schedule a consultation with one of our urologists. We’re here to answer your questions and help you explore all your treatment options. Our goal is to find the most effective plan that works best for each individual.

The initial consultation can take place at any AUS office. The actual Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) procedure will then be performed in-office at one of two locations – Mount Prospect, Illinois and New Lenox, IL.

Our team of experienced urologists is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for men’s urological needs. With the addition of PAE, we offer a wider range of treatment options to help you regain control of your bladder health and improve your quality of life.


To learn more about Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) visit our website page which expands on much of the information above and more.

Associated Urological Specialists

Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) is a unified group of Urologists and related specialists committed to providing comprehensive urological care to patients and their families around southwest Chicago and northwest Indiana. AUS has placed a tremendous emphasis on bringing together a highly dedicated and skilled set of Board-Certified professionals, equipped with the latest state of the art tools and techniques, to deliver a full range of urological care.