Dr. Neal Khurana sat down with local news station KTIV to discuss his non-surgical treatment option for enlarged prostates, a condition that affects the majority of men over age 50. Many men avoid treatment as the thought of surgery can be frightening, as well as taking time off to heal and recover. However, with this minimally invasive treatment option, men can go home the same day and resume normal activity within a couple of days.
Enlarged prostates, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common condition for older men. It can appear through symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting urination, weak urine stream, difficulty emptying bladder, and more. This can cause other bladder issues, urinary tract or kidney problems. Prostate enlargement can be treated multiple ways such as with medication, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery.
Prostate artery embolization is a minimally invasive treatment in which the interventional radiologist, Dr. Khurana, inserts a catheter into an artery in the groin or wrist and directs it to the arteries feeding the prostate. Here, Dr. Khurana can inject particles into the vessel that block the blood supply which will halt the enlargement of the prostates and help shrink them. Enlarged prostates can affect many different aspects of a man’s life, and Dr. Khurana explains, “It’s really nice to see these patients back to their normal lives without symptoms and they did it without having surgery.”
If you are having any of the symptoms listed above, or similar issues, contact your doctor to see if you are being affected by enlarged prostates.
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