PAE and Median Lobes

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I am just inquiring if one has very large median lobes, would the PAE work? I have two very large median lobes and they said that the Urolift won't work. They don't have the PAE iin my area.They say that I have to do the TURP, which I am not so keen on doing. However, if the PAE would work, then I would travel to another country to do it if it would work.

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    Don't do TURP! It is a one way street!  Find a facility to try PAE and get screened for it.  The imaging will tell them if you are a good candidate.  If you have it done, and it doesn't help, you are no worse off, and then pursue other options.
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    There are 10-15 clinical trials currently underway in the states and the requirements vary.  i was going to get mine done in North Carolina(UNC) but my prostate is a 50, instead of the 90 they wanted. i just found out that my size is okay at Stanford, though they haven't done as many procedures.  Medicare will cover the clinical trials. If you go overeseas, or outside the trials, its out of pocket. Best of luck
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    Hey John I will let you know sometime soon after Jan 26 if it works. I only have one median lone, but it is quite large. I was also turned down for the Urolift procedure because of it. Thank goodness I had an honest urologist, from some of the stories I have read on here, lots of others would have gone ahead and done it anyway.

    I am scheduled with Dr Isaacson in NC on the 26th. I will let you know.

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    Although I don't have personal experience with PAE, I have spoken with Dr. Isaacson a couple of months ago, and what he told me is that the median lobes do shrink with PAE, so there is a chance that it will work.
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