PAE by Dr Bagla?

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I had a prostate artery embolisation by dr bagla almost a year ago and have my life back. Now, I can urinate easily, sleep better and no more looking everywhere for a bathroom. Has anyone else seen him for treatment?

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    Sam, what are some of you details? Size of your prostate? Was you median lobe large and pushing into your bladder? What is your age? Thank you for the information it sure helps. 
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    That is great news Sam!   I am trying to decide on some type of procedure,  had urolift 1.5 yrs ago but back to the drawing board,  even considering having it done again??    However the PAE may be a better decision.  

    What is your age and situation at time of your procedure?   Were you on a cath afterwards?   I wonder if instead of being on a cath can you just self cath, which I currently do.   Also where is dr. Bangladesh located?

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      My prostate was more than 60 grams I think based on what I remember. It decreases by 30% at my follow up Mri. The median lobe was large and pushing in the bladder according to dr bagla but this was much smaller on my Mri after the pae.

      He doesn't use a catheter during or after the procedure and has done more than anyone in America which is why I went there. He is in Virginia and his name is Sandeep bagla

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    Hi Sam,

        Thanks for your post. Happy to hear that you've had such improvement. I have been in conversation with Dr B and his office, considering having the procedure in the spring. Don't remember if you posted this on another discussion: did your insurance cover the procedure?

    Rich

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    He did a PAE for me on Sept 28, 2016.  The results were great.  For a month.   Now my score is back in the 20's.   I spoke to Dr. Bagla last night.  He thinks I have acquired an inflammation or infection.   My situation now is more complex than before the PAE.  I have all the same symptons, lack of sleep, etc plus I have to take 1800mg ibuprofen a day without damaging my stomach, take in enough water to get rid of the kidney stone pains that I'm starting to have and take high does of antibiotics.

    I'm pretty much worn out at this point.

    Congrats too you on your sucessful PAE.

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    I am a year on from mine, part of a study in the UK. I've had my final Urology check, which was just a urinary flow test showing a doubling of my peak flow rate. I have a final MRI in January and that will be the end of my participaton. The 6 month MRI showed a close to 50% reduction of my 74g prostate. It isn't perfect, I still get up once a night on average but was regularly going 4 times before. I still have variations in flow and need to urinate. Sometimes I can drink beer for 3 hours and not go once, sometimes I need to go before I'm on to the second pint. Irritating but a big change from before. I see PAe as buying me some time before the next innovation comes along. My only concern at present is my PVR which can range from 80-130ml. The top end of that is something of a limit so my Urologist is going to have this montored to see if it stabilises or deteriorates. Would I do it knowing my results, every time, all day long? It has turned the clock back to when I first started having BPH symptoms, just not to my roaring twenties.cheesygrin

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    Hi Sam

    I had PAE just over 2 months ago and thus far effect has been minimal. How long was it before you started noticing significant improvement?

    Thanks for your feedback

    Jack

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    Fourth day out of procedure. I am posting on thread "going with FLA for BPH"

    I am shocked my friend it is not painful at all. I could not believe the sedation. I was given conscious sedation and I really remember nothing. I did not feel the catheter, I do not remember getting on my stomach on the MRI table I remember none absolutely none of the procedure. All I remember is Don Sartin, the nurse and my wife waking me up and saying let go. My Dad came in the recovery room and we got ready and went to a restaurant that he loves for sea food. So it did not hurt at all. The next day, my Dad who is 85 going on 14 years old, wanted to go to NASA and tour the facility since John Glen died he really wanted to see the control room and the Apollo Space Ship and the IMAX movie. So we went and paid $85 for three all day passes. I should not have done this the day after surgery but I did. And that made me hurt in my lower back.  Dr Kar a main ian has been fantastic he calls me every night as he is leaving his office.

    I woke up on day 3 and 4 in the night with an erection and that shocked me. I hope that keeps working so I will stop the Alfluzosin on Monday night.

    I am going home tomorrow from Houston and this is about a six hour drive with stops for me but I drove all over Galveston Island today for my Dads entertainment so I think with a good nights sleep and taking it slow, I can go home tomorrow. 

    I am amazed that this procedure is a mild as it is. Of course, it is not over yet so we will see. 

    They sure removed a lot of tissue and Dr. K said it was 1) because it was so big and 2) they want this to last the rest of my life. I have some very good Drugs in the Pregnazone and the Uribel and Alfuzosin that are helping me with pain and inflammation. If anyone wants to see the pictures of before and after MRI views of my prostate I will send them if you private message me your email. It is pretty amazing to see all that tissue removed. 

    I am a young 65. I work, golf and bass fish all the time and I have sex 2 to 3 times a week. I just want to do that and I am happy.  Send you email for film copy. 

    Happy Holidays everyone.

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    Sam, whatever you had done sounds successful. can you tell me ... did you have the PAE procedure done .. or a different one?  where and what Dr. did the procedure ? I'd appreciae your help on this

    Robbie  

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      Had the pae procedure done with dr Bagla at vascular institute of Virginia near DC.

      It went great, low risk and I had a great outcome. About 90-95% of his patients do and it was very easy to go through. Good luck!

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      thank you for your reply .. how long ago did you have it done ?  has eveything improved,  frequency, sleep .. and sex ?  that's the scary part 

      Robbie 

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      Dr Bagla did my PAE 3 months ago.  I've kept a detailed log under this forum topic: My PAE Experience Today

      Not everybody's problems go away.  Mine went away immediately.  Then came back.  Now I'm doing great.

      I think this is due to not having a source of information regarding what to do Post-PAE. 

       

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