On Thursday, September 26 Dr Nadkarni performed Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals first two prostate artery embolisations. Performed with Dr Shaun Samuelson, Dr Glen Schlaphoff and great team of nurses , radiographers and support workers at SCGH.

Prostate artery embolisation is a minimally invasive technique used to treat an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  BPH is a common condition in older men that causes problematic symptoms including

  • frequent or urgent need to urinate,
  • difficulty initiating the urinary stream (hesitancy),
  • interrupted or weak urine stream,
  • inability to empty the bladder completely,
  • feeling of persistent residual urine,
  • needing to strain or push to initiate and maintain urination,
  • increased urination at night (nocturnia)
  • decreased force of stream,
  • and loss of small amounts of urine due to a poor urinary stream (dribbling).

Traditionally in patients with severe symptoms, a urologist, may recommend a surgical procedure, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

We are pleased to report that both patients have reported a much improved quality of life and an uncomplicated recovery.

For more information on this life changing procedure please visit our page https://www.endovascularwa.com.au/prostate-artery-embolisation/

or contact the clinic on 08 9284 2900.