I was diagnosed with BPH, I did not want to go through the surgical procedures that would "deal" with the enlargement (but not the cause). Surgical procedures would leave residual problems which in effects would in my mind, be the beginning of the end. So checking the Internet I came accross the GAT GOREN procedure.
This was developed in Israel: Drs GAT and Goren. Yigal Gat, MSc, MD, PhD, is Head of Andrology & Interventional Radiology at the Maayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, Israel, and a research consultant in Condensed Matter Physics, Sub-Micron Research, Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Goren is a B.A. cum laude in Biology at Harvard University and with medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Goren did specialty training in Diagnostic Radiology and neuroradiology at Washington University. At the Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Israel, he served as a senior interventional radiologists until 2006. During that period, he spent time at the University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium, where he was introduced to the transvenous approach to varicocele treatment initially developed by Prof. M. Kunnen. In 1999, with Dr. Gat, he co-developed a non-surgical method to treat failure of the venous drainage of the reproductive system. Dr. Goren is presently an interventional radiologist subspecializing in the male pelvis in Maayanei Hayeshua Medical center in Bnei Brak, Israel.
Their research group has been working together for several years and via physical understanding have come to the conclusion that prostatic enlargement is actually a secondary symptom of a hitherto disregarded clinical problem—varicocele – namely, malfunction of varicocele, which in turn is the result of a malfunction of one-way valves in the testicular venous drainage system, a phenomenon that exists only in humans. It results in abnormally high levels of free testosterone in the prostate and is simply treated by super-selective venography and sclerotherapy of the network of impaired testicular venous system, thereby eliminating the flow of free testosterone from the testes to the prostate. The procedure is painless and quick (takes an hour or two ) and you can walk out of the treatment room afterwards.
I went to Israel last week to undergo the procedure and in just the week following I have noticed significant improvement in my flow and the need to frequently urinate. Obvioulsy this is early days but the signs are encouraging. Time will tell!!!
The procdeure has however helped over 2000 men with fertility problems and as far as I know some 200 men with BPH. The UK NHS don't appear interested and neither do prostate organisations supporting sufferers as it hasn't undergone clinical trials. Wait for them and those reading this will probably be dead by the time it becomes accepted (Incidentally, although only on a small number (6) - some men suffering from PCa were treated and six months later a biopsy confirmed the cancer had gone)!
So, this treatment looks like it has great potential.. why is it not being investigated by complacent experts in the UK - could it be they are happy to support drug and equipment makers who are major sponsors in the health sector ?
I believe an 85% success rate overall is worth investigative calls to these Doctors who are not cowboys - they are educated specialists who are convinced they have found the real cause of prostate enlargement. They have a website, but it tends to major on fertility - so go through that and you can get the science on the procedure.