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TGH is Among Hospitals and Medical Centers Offering Prostate Treatment

There are only a small number of hospitals and medical centers in the United States currently offering a breakthrough therapy called prostate artery embolization, or PAE, as a treatment for men with an enlarged prostate. Tampa General Hospital is among them.

PAE is a minimally invasive procedure performed on men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, commonly called BPH. Unlike transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), the predominant form of prostate surgery, PAE does not require an overnight stay in the hospital and significantly reduces the risk of major side effects associated with TURP. PAE is a more ideal treatment method for men who have a significantly enlarged prostate or a prostate size that is considered higher risk for TURP.

Tampa General Hospital is part of an international effort to determine whether PAE produces better clinical results than traditional surgical approaches to BPH. Our hospital is one of just 13 hospitals or medical centers in America that have been approved to perform this prostate treatment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Our PAE program includes board-certified interventional radiologists along with more than 60 highly skilled technologists and nurses who provide critical assistance before, during, and after all PAE procedures. We perform the minimally invasive procedures in seven state-of-the-art interventional radiology suites, each one equipped with cone beam CT technology for real-time imaging and radiation exposure reduction.

If you have been diagnosed with BPH, contact our PAE program coordinator at (813) 844-5072 or fill out our online form to begin the process of determining your candidacy for PAE at Tampa General.