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Moffitt Cancer Center is proud to offer the state-of-the-art prostatic artery embolization (PAE) procedure for men experiencing moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH.) This minimally-invasive treatment is designed to relieve urethral pressure by restricting central gland blood flow. The procedure is performed in Interventional Radiology on an outpatient basis. Patients are seen pre-procedure in the IR clinic and are followed closely after the procedure for several years.

Moffitt specializes in PAE for men who have LUTS from BPH in the setting of concurrent prostate cancer. Men with the following conditions might benefit from PAE and consultation with our Interventional Radiology Program.

  • Acute urinary retention (AUR)
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)
  • Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)
  • Chronic prostatitis (CP)
  • Chronic urinary retention (CUR)
  • Foley catheter dependence
  • Hemorrhagic prostatitis
  • Post-radiation prostatitis
  • Prostatomegaly
  • Straight catheter dependence/clean intermittent catheterization (CIC)

The provider to choose for prostatic artery embolization

If you believe that prostatic artery embolization could benefit your patient, you can feel confident referring him to Moffitt Cancer Center. We’re one of just a few high-volume centers across the nation offering prostatic artery embolization therapy. Plus, we’re one of the only locations in the country studying prostatic artery embolization therapy for patients with cancer under protocol.

check mark symbol Medically reviewed by Nainesh Parikh, MD, MBA, Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology Program

To refer a patient to Moffitt Cancer Center, you can complete our online form or reach out to one of our physician liaisons. We aim to provide exceptionally short referral times, and we typically respond to online referrals within 24 to 48 hours.

PAE-related publications by Dr. Parikh:

Prostatic Artery Embolization Is Safe and Effective for Medically Recalcitrant Radiation-Induced Prostatitis
A Proof-of-Concept Study on the Use of Prostate Artery Embolization prior to Definitive Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer