Are You a Candidate?

Are You a Candidate?

Find out if you are a candidate.

Is prostatic artery embolization (PAE) right for me?

You may be a candidate for PAE if:
  • You’re experiencing symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • You experience an adverse reaction to medication such as intolerance, side effects or allergy
  • You want to preserve your sexual function
  • You don’t want surgery and you’re looking for minimally-invasive alternatives
  • You’re not a candidate for BPH surgical treatment options

PAE and sexual function.

When researching and reviewing alternatives to surgical procedures and the other BPH treatment options available, it’s important to understand how different treatments can affect you and your lifestyle. If preserving your sexual function is important to you, PAE may be a viable option for you.

PAE ordinarily alleviates lower urinary tract symptoms, while having little to no effect on your ability to have an erection.

If you have any concerns about PAE and preserving your sexual function, find an Interventional Radiologist near you to discuss your specific situation, and determine which treatment option is best for you.


Barry MJ, Fowler FJ Jr, O’Leary MP,et. al. The American Urological Association symptom index for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The Measurement Committee of the American Urological Association. J Urol. 1992 Nov;148(5):1549-57.


0-7 Points: Mild symptoms

8-19 Points: Moderate Symptoms

20-35 Points: Severe symptoms