PAE in UK

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Has anyone had this done in Southampton? The Forum seems to relate to the operation experiences in the United States. Thanks.

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    Because PAE was approved as cost-effective by NICE only a year ago, experience in the UK seems limited. As I am 76 and wanted it done while still alive, I opted to pay for it myself rather than wait for a service here. Research showed that a clinic in Poland with an experienced interventional radiologist could do it for £2500 all in (but excluding travel) I opted for that in June 2018. It has worked for me with nightime visits to the toilet reduced from 5 or 6 to 1 or 2. If you want more details, please DM me with any questions

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    Thanks. My prostate size was 130ml. It is now 80ml according to an ultrasound scan

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      Laser surgery would have reduced it by more than that.

      80 grms is still a big prostate. How selective is PAE in reducing specific lobes ?

      I had my GL procedure on a 75 grm prostate in 2004 that reduced it to 30 grms. By 2013 it had regrown to 135 grms and reduced to 55 grms with Thulium/laser surgery. ( RevoLix )

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    I don't think that 80ml was large enough to prompt urologist to suggest I would get any benefit from PAE. I am happy so far in the reduction achieved. I don't want to consider any other treatment unless the prostate gives me repeat problems

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