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Francisco Cesar Carnevale, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Carnevale
Francisco Cesar Carnevale, MD, PhD, interventional radiology expert who heads the section for interventional vascular radiology at the Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina at University of Sao Paulo Medical School.

Pioneer of the PAE procedure.

"There's a huge opportunity for physicians and companies explore the field of PAE trying to understand the patient's expectation."Read more


Charles Nutting, DO, FSIR
Dr. Nutting
Dr. Charles Nutting, Interventional Radiologist at SkyRidge Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, shares with us the challenges he faced while building his PAE program, as well as the benefits that this program brought to BPH patients and his hospital.

One of the early adopters in performing the PAE procedure in the United States.

"How is an enlarged prostate treated?"

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Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
A minimally invasive procedure to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

What is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is enlargement of the prostate. This enlargement can cause difficulties voiding, frequent urination, incontinence, and disruption to quality of life.

Who gets BPH?

Age of 61 to 70: 70%. Age of 80: 80%.

Impact of BPH in the United States?

Over 15 million men have BPH1

8 million2 total visits to physicians annually

$3.9 billion3 spent annually on healthcare costs to treat BPH

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) solution to treat BPH4. PAE decreases blood flow to the prostate, which causes the prostate to shrink to relieve symptoms. It can help your patients regain healthy urinary flow and reduce urinary retention5 to ultimately improve their quality of life.

PAE approaches BPH from an entirely different perspective to traditional surgical techniques and therefore brings with it a set of advantages and solutions from interventional radiology while aiming to minimize radiation dose for patient and staff.
Prostate care: Benefits of MIS

Patient benefits:

Clinical benefits:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Virtually no blood loss
  • Typically performed as an outpatient procedure

Financial benefits:

  • Shorter hospital stay & earlier return to work
  • PAE is now reimbursed in the USA
  • MIS alternative to surgery represents lower direct in-hospital costs8
Patient stories
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How one doctor saved his father from a problematic prostate

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How a minimally-invasive prostate procedure completely changed one man's quality of life

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How a minimally-invasive prostate procedure completely changed one man's quality of life

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A PAE program: a success story

How to Build an Efficient Prostate Artery Embolization Program

– Charles Nutting, DO, FSIR

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