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Interventional Radiology: Men’s Procedures

Our Interventional Radiologist can perform minimally invasive procedures to improve and repair your reproductive organs and urinary tract.

Prostate artery embolization (PAE)

An enlarged prostate can block the flow of urine causing the urinary stream to be weak, or to stop and start. In some cases, this can lead to infection, bladder stones, and reduced kidney function. Through a minimally invasive procedure called prostate artery embolization, over time, the prostate becomes 50-60% smaller and can lead to an improved quality of life.

Varicocele embolization

Varicocele, or scrotum varicose veins, are enlarged veins within the scrotum. Varicoceles can cause pain and swelling that leads to low sperm production, decreased sperm quality, and infertility. Our IR team can perform a varicocele embolization to reroute the blood to other veins to relieve symptoms and provide patients with a faster recovery than other surgical options.