Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


Relief of urinary symptoms WITHOUT sexual side effects, catheters, or incontinence.


Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive minor procedure in which our founder Dr. David Wood makes a minute incision in the wrist or groin and inserts a catheter into an artery. Image guidance is used to direct the catheter to the blood vessels adjacent to the prostate. Once the catheter has arrived at the gland, Dr. Wood places microscopic beads to block the blood flow to the prostate, which starves the cells of oxygen and causes the gland to shrink.

Benefits of prostate artery embolization

Studies have shown that prostate artery embolization is less invasive than other therapies, and very effective at relieving urine symptoms, allowing men to return to their normal lives sooner. Prostate artery embolization also involves less recovery time and side effects than traditional surgery for BPH, is performed on an outpatient basis, and requires only local anesthesia and short acting sedatives.

According to Dr. Wood, "What is perhaps most exciting for our patients, for the first time we have a very effective treatment option with no sexual side effects, no incontinence, and no need for urine catheters. There is no longer any need to soldier on suffering with urinary symptoms due to fear of life-changing surgical side effects."

CALL TODAY FOR A CONSULTATION WITH DR. WOOD IN OUR SCOTTSDALE OFFICE (480) 907-7572