In this article you will find the price comparison of the prostatic artery embolisation prices in the UK, USA and in Poland. You will also learn more information regarding the PAE procedure and its efficacy.
What is a Prostate Artery Embolisation procedure?
Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) is a minimally invasive and efficient method for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. PAE is a non-surgical procedure designed to treat an enlarged prostate by blocking off the arteries that feed it. Because the blood supply is limited, the gland is not “fed” enough and it shrinks.
Prostate is a gland localised near the bladder neck. With age it grows bigger and puts pressure on the urethra which makes it difficult to pass urine. The American Urological Association data indicates that the BPH (enlarged prostate problems) will affect a half of the men over 60 years old, and almost 90% of the men aged 85 and more. This may cause bacteria to grow and develop into a lower urinary tract infection.
Normally the enlarged prostate hyperplasia is not cancerous, but can be a really annoying problem for a vast majority of man.
Is Prostate Artery Embolization approved?
Private Prostate Artery Embolization is a safe alternative to the conventional surgery. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which provides guidance and advice to improve healthcare, has decided that the current evidence on the safety and efficacy of prostate artery embolization for BPH is adequate to perform it as an effective and reliable therapy.
Efficiency of the Prostate Artery Embolisation Abroad:
Does Prostatic Arterial Embolization (PAE) for Enlarged Prostate Work? There was a study in Lisbon conducted on 84 men with benign prostate hyperplasia who had not responded to other treatments. After an average 9-month follow-up, PAE procedure was declared successful in 98.5 percent of the men. Extreme improvement of BPH symptoms was reported by 91.7 percent of the participants. What is more important to mention, there were no major complications observed. Plenty of Prostate Artery Embolisation procedure has been also performed in Poland showing a significant improvement in the most of cases.
Prostatic artery embolization UK – cost comparison
The questions which appears frequently is: what is the cost of prostate artery embolization in the UK? The procedure of Prostate Artery Embolisation is not broadly available yet, so there are not many sources to compare the pricing. Private clinics in the UK usually do not reveal the procedure price unless you book a consultation term, which usually costs around 300 Pounds. When comparing the costs of the private prostate artery embolization in the UK, the USA and abroad, please note that the fees might include hospital stay, procedure, but not all of them include pre-procedure imaging or consultations – when choosing the clinic to perform the prostate artery embolization in the UK or abroad make sure you have the full package included in the price or at least know the price components.
Prostatic artery embolization price UK: from 4500 GBP up to 6500 GBP
Prostatic artery embolization price USA: from 5200 up to 11000 GBP
Prostatic artery embolization price Poland: from 2300 GBP
Prostate Artery Embolization in Poland
As an alternative for the private prostatic artery embolization in the UK, you may also want to consider traveling for a treatment to Poland. Within a short distance from UK, you would have an opportunity to receive a treatment from the experienced medical team (the procedure will be performed by an interventional radiologist and vascular surgeon together). You will be able to come back home just after a few days spent in the clinic, and the price difference is noticeable.
Our international patient coordinators are here to assist you with any doubts or questions. If you are interested in getting a free quote for your Prostate Artery Embolisation treatment in Poland, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*Scottish Daily Mail 8th of August 2017
*Prostate net, MARCH 22, 2019