In recent months I had the opportunity, thanks to Terumo, to go to cities like Krakow and London to teach the technique of prostatic embolization. In the case of Poland, we performed the first two cases of Prostatic Arterial Embolization (PAE) in that country.
In these countries I have been able to observe the great interest of the Urologists in this technique, since it seems to them an ideal technique for patients with large prostatic size, in patients with or without urinary catheter.
PAE is becoming an more and more popular procedure, and many patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia demand this minimally invasive technique rather than more aggressive urological surgery.
Nowdays we are performing PAE on an outpatient basis, so it does not require any type of admission. This is a very important advantage compared to the 2-3 days of admission for surgery, and the rate of complications compared to urological surgery is very low.