Outpatient center in Mount Prospect, IL

In partnership with Solaris Health and UroPartners, VIR Chicago provides Interventional Radiology services at an outpatient center in Mount Prospect, IL. The center focuses in treating enlarged prostates, but also provides Interventional Radiology services including but not limited to peripheral arterial and venous disease, cancer treatments, dialysis access interventions, musculoskeletal and pain interventions, and uterine fibroid embolizations.

  • Urgent/more frequent need to urinate.
  • Weak or interrupted urine stream.
  • Bladder doesn’t empty completely when urinating.
  • Difficulty starting to urinate.

What are your treatment options?

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Minimally invasive treatments, including PAE

What is PAE?

  • PAE is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that shrinks the prostate by cutting off its blood supply. The procedure is performed in our center with no need for general anesthesia. This procedure is performed by an experienced VIR Chicago Physician.

How PAE works?

  • Your Physician makes a small puncture in an artery in your groin or wrist to guide a microcatheter (tiny flexible tube) into the prostate arteries.
  • Tiny beads are inserted into the tube.
  • The beads become lodged in the prostate arteries and block blood flow to the prostate.
  • Since blood flow is blocked, excess prostate tissue shrinks, reducing the size of your prostate.

Advantages of PAE:

  • Doesn’t require an incision.
  • Doesn’t cause erectile dysfunction or bladder control issues.
  • General anesthesia is not needed, only “twilight sleep.”
  • Overnight stay is rarely necessary.
  • Side effects are manageable: soreness in pelvic area, possible nausea or fever.
  • Results are usually noticeable within three weeks.

Find out if PAE is right for you.

Schedule an appointment by contacting the center at 847-957-4670.