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A Minimally-Invasive Treatment for
Prostate Enlargement

With Prostate Artery Embolization you can expect improvements within about 2 weeks after the procedure. Book a free consultation today and learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Benefits of Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate artery embolization is a new, innovative, nonsurgical treatment option for men with urinary tract symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. In clinical studies this procedure has demonstrated excellent outcomes with low risk.

It is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure

Patients can expect to see results within a few days

Recovery time is significantly lower

Less risk of urinary incontinence

Less risk of sexual side

No retrograde ejaculation

Less pain/discomfort during and after the procedure

How It Works
How Does Prostate Artery Embolization Work?

Instead of surgically cutting into the prostate gland, interventional radiologists can use vascular catheters to deliver tiny particles into the prostate gland’s blood vessels. The particles inhibit blood flow to the areas of the prostate most impacted by the enlargement, reducing the size of the prostate by causing the prostate to shrink.

The procedure can take up to three hours depending on the needs of the patient, such as the size and location of the arteries to be embolized.

Is it Right For You?

This nonsurgical treatment is for men with enlarged prostates who have tried other therapies and want or need to avoid more invasive surgery.

If you are considering this procedure, Dr. Nwobi will meet with you to review your medical history and imaging studies. Together, we will determine whether PAE is right for you.

Wondering If You Qualify for Prostate Artery Embolization?


Focusing on your overall health, we tailor our treatment plans towards conservative management, involving minimally invasive therapy and surgical options.

Dedicated and
Caring Team

We provide excellent guidance and education for our patients, ensuring they have a thorough understanding of their vascular health.

Pricing Packages

Not having insurance is not a problem. Our affordable in-office financing options provide flexible payment plans that are inclusive of all tests.

State of the
Art Facility

Our full range of medical, laser & surgical options, include the latest diagnostic equipment for providing the highest possible vascular care.

About Us

Meet Dr. Obinna Nwobi

Patients in Central Florida turn to trusted vascular surgeon Obinna Nwobi, MD, for all their vein and artery concerns. His practice, Vein Health Clinics, has two convenient locations in Oviedo and Winter Haven, Florida. While completing a double major in English and chemistry in his undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University, the field of vascular surgery called to Dr. Nwobi.

He then earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland, focusing on health care management and international health. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Nwobi completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

After completing his fellowship in vascular surgery at the Vascular Group PLLC and Albany Medical Center in New York, Dr. Nwobi chose to practice medicine in an underserved area of Florida.

Throughout his career, Dr. Nwobi has helped patients through the Indian Health Services system and Veterans A airs Hospital, while continuing to work at several large private and public hospitals.Dr. Nwobi is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, which provides him with specialized training in reading and interpreting all types of vascular ultrasounds. He is also board certified in vascular surgery. As a physician who’s passionate about serving the underserved, Dr. Nwobi dedicates as much time as possible to medical missions.

He has helped countless patients in Nigeria and provided medical care for patients who cannot a ord treatment. Because Dr. Nwobi is genuinely passionate about patient care and has extensive expertise in the most complex vascular conditions, he is trusted throughout Central Florida.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In a 2020 study, researchers found that PAE was as effective as TURP at relieving urinary symptoms. Researchers also pointed out two areas in which PAE was a better alternative to TURP: 

  • PAE patients had a greater improvement in quality of life scores compared with TURP patients.
  • There were fewer adverse events reported in the PAE group than in the TURP group.

In the study mentioned above, one-third of PAE patients experienced mild side effects or urinary retention. No major complications occurred in the PAE group. Conversely, the TURP group experienced three times as many complications as the PAE patients.

Recent studies show that prostate artery embolization patients have significantly fewer adverse reactions than those who undergo TURP surgery.

One of the main concerns men have about various BPH treatment options is how long they will last. Their concern is valid for multiple reasons:

  • They want to save money
  • They do not want to undergo any more treatments than they absolutely must
  • If it is possible, they do not want to deal with the symptoms of BPH ever again


Since PAE is a newer form of treatment, there are not any long-term studies. However, a study published in 2019 by João Martins Pisco of St. Louis Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal found that patients were still experiencing good results 12 months after the procedures. Based on their findings, some estimate that the effects of the PAE procedure can last at least five years.

The doctors who perform PAE are called interventional radiologists. They are medical doctors with up to seven years of additional training post-medical school.

Interventional radiologists use specialized radiology or imaging to perform minimally invasive procedures, like prostate artery embolization. They commonly use:

  • Fluoroscopy (a technique that utilizes x-rays to create a real-time “movie” of the insides of a particular body part
  • MRI
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasound technology
  • Arteriogram (the x-ray used to examine the arteries in the PAE procedure)

Mild discomfort after the procedure is common and can last for a few days post-op. Some patients feel like they are back to normal within three days of having the procedure and return to work. Others can take up to two weeks to overcome feelings of urinary discomfort.

The best candidates for PAE are men who:

  • Suffer from the most common symptoms related to enlarged prostate
  • Have tried drug therapy but did not benefit from it
  • Have a prostate size over 40 grams
  • Cannot have general anesthesia


Dr. Nwobi will also determine if you are a good candidate based on the results of various diagnostic tests, including:

  • PSA levels
  • Prostate ultrasound
  • A urodynamic pressure study
  • A cystoscopy (to examine the lining of the urethra and bladder)
  • Uroflowmetry (to evaluate urine flow)


Patients that are not good candidates include those with:

  • A malignant tumor
  • Atherosclerosis
  • A twisted pelvic floor
  • Unusual prostatic vessel anatomy
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