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What's the Cost of PAE Procedure?

Posted on December 26, 2023

When men choose to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH, or prostate enlargement) with Prostatic Artery Embolization, they want to know about the cost of the PAE procedure. Now, as a minimally invasive treatment option that relieves lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related to BPH, it is already more cost-effective than surgical procedures. Plus, it comes with fewer risks for side effects, and allows you to avoid a costly overnight hospital stay. Recently, however, a study in the journal Radiology explored the true cost effectiveness of the PAE procedure, given a variety of short and long-term considerations. And what they discovered is so exciting, our specialists at the Texas Prostate Insitute just couldn't wait to share the results.

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Cost of PAE Procedure: Factors to Consider

First things first. This study compared PAE's effectiveness at relieving BPH symptoms to both surgical procedures and other treatment options, including medical management. They discovered that PAE is the most effective minimally invasive BPH treatment. And, they revealed that it delivers similar results to surgery, without the risk of impotence or other morbidities.

Next, it considered the immediate cost of the procedure. But it also looked at factors such as potential complications; recurring symptoms that would require medical treatment; and overall quality and length of life improvements. Guess what? As the authors concludes, PAE was both the "most effective treatment strategy" and "the most cost-effective treatment strategy" in a study that examined five other treatment options.

If you think that's great news, you're not alone: we do too! And, with that, we invite you to Click here to request an appointment with our Texas Prostate specialists, to see if PAE is right for you!

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