Gat-Goren Nonsurgical Method for BPH
I understand there is another similar procedure Gat-Goren Nonsurgical Method for BPH by two Israeli Drs, Dr Gat and Dr Goren. Please see the links below for some discussion on it in forums:
"Did anyone try the Gat-Goren method for BPH? Seems to be much better than surgery. No cutting, no burning, no freezing and yet does not seem to be well known. I wonder if it really works and what are the side effects. This is what wikipedia says about it:
Minimally invasive therapies:
The European Urology Review41 published in 2009 that two Israeli doctors, Yigal Gat and Menahem Goren, have developed the Gat-Goren nonsurgical method for BPH.42 Using an interventional radiological technique that reduces prostate volume and reverses BPH symptoms, the treatment, known as super-selective intra-prostatic androgen deprivation (SPAD) therapy, involves a percutaneous venography and sclerotherapy of the internal spermatic vein network, including associated venous bypasses and retroperitoneal collaterals. The European Urology Review also declared that using the Gat Goren nonsurgical method results in decreased prostate volume, which leads to significantly decreased nocturia, improved urine stream, and also improves emptying of the urinary bladder, and that without the potential side effects and complications of the classic surgery."
It is also discussed at:
Thanks for the information on Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE). Could you please let us know if Mayo offers it?
(Ron here... Yes they do now. But read below for what I believe is a much better treatment.)