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Michigan Institute of Urology opens dedicated outpatient medical center for minimally invasive health care

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The center will offer a comprehensive range of treatments, including prostate artery embolization for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia with very large prostates.

Michigan Institute of Urology (MIU) is excited to announce its partnership with Prostate Centers USA and the opening of IR Centers at MIU, a dedicated outpatient medical center for Interventional Radiology procedures, on December 27. This new center will provide patients with the option of minimally invasive treatments, which many individuals prefer due to their less invasive nature.

Leading IR Centers at MIU will be Dr. Scott Schwartz, a highly respected vascular interventional radiologist who previously served as the Division Chief of Interventional Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is renowned for his expertise in interventional and embolization technique.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Schwartz leading our efforts to provide more minimally invasive therapies to our patients," said MIU CEO Dr. Mitchell Hollander. "His extensive experience and pioneering work in the field make him an exceptional addition to our team."

The center will offer a comprehensive range of treatments, including prostate artery embolization (PAE) for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with very large prostates. BPH, also known as an enlarged prostate, can cause symptoms such as increased urinary frequency, weak urine stream, and difficulty urinating.

In collaboration with urologists, Dr. Schwartz was the first physician in Michigan to offer PAE and has built one of the state's largest and most experienced practices for this procedure. Notably, the American Urological Guidelines for BPH management have been updated to endorse PAE as a recommended treatment for men suffering from an enlarged prostate.

"This initiative validates our teams’ dedication to bring the highest quality outcomes, data, and innovation to patients in the region. Through our combined efforts, we are able to offer patients a minimally invasive solution that can significantly improve their quality of life," said Dr. Sandeep Bagla, President, Prostate Centers USA.

During a PAE procedure, the interventional radiologist guides a microcatheter into the blood vessels supplying the prostate. Microscopic beads are then injected into these blood vessels, temporarily blocking the blood flow to the prostate gland. This causes the prostate to shrink, soften, and eventually be absorbed over time, providing relief and improvement of symptoms within two to three weeks. Importantly, this procedure does not require surgical incision or the insertion of a device into the urethra.

"Traditional surgical options for treating BPH are often not suitable for patients with large prostates," explained MIU's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jason Hafron. "With Dr. Schwartz's expertise and the new IR center, we can offer our patients a non-surgical treatment option that allows them to return home the same day and experience quicker recovery times with lower complication risks."

In addition to PAE, IR Centers at MIU will expand their services to include other minimally invasive procedures targeting conditions such as varicoceles for male infertility, uterine fibroids, pelvic congestion syndrome, and hemorrhoids.

IR Centers at MIU is conveniently located on the second floor of 130 Town Center Dr. in Troy.

Prostate Centers USA and MIU have a remarkable history of delivering exceptional results in men's healthcare. With a team of highly skilled physicians and cutting-edge facilities, they consistently set new standards in the field of minimally invasive procedures. Their steadfast commitment to innovation and patient-centered care sets them apart as national leaders in Men’s Health.

To find out if you might be a suitable candidate for PAE, visit the Michigan Institute of Urology at https://www.michiganurology.com/specialty/ir-centers-at-michigan-institute-of-urology/.

About Michigan Institute of Urology (MIU)

The Michigan Institute of Urology is one of Michigan's longest-standing and largest sub-specialty urology practices. MIU has 17 locations in Southeast Michigan. In addition to its 44 general and fellowship-trained urologists, pathologists, and radiologists, MIU has a full complement of compassionate and caring nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants, and ancillary personnel. It is one of the leading urology practices in the United States, utilizing the latest, clinically proven techniques to diagnose and treat many urologic disorders in men, women, and children. Learn more at michiganurology.com.

About Prostate Centers USA®:
Prostate Centers USA® is a leading provider of minimally invasive men's health care solutions. With a team of renowned physician leaders and state-of-the-art facilities, they deliver exceptional outcomes for men suffering from various urological conditions, including BPH. Through their collaborative approach, they partner with leading Urologists across the United States to ensure that patients have access to the best care possible. Their commitment to innovation and patient-centric care has earned them a reputation as the trusted leader in the field of men's health care. Prostate Centers USA® is a network partner of Hemorrhoid Centers®, Ortho Centers™️, and IR Centers™️. To learn more about Prostate Centers USA, please visit www.prostatecentersusa.com.

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