Building a Prostate Artery Embolization Program Alongside Urology
with Dr. Matt Raynor and Dr. Ari Isaacson
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2020, November 23). Ep. 96 – Building a Prostate Artery Embolization Program Alongside Urology [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from
Interventional Radiologist Ari Isaacson and Urologist Matt Raynor at UNC Health tell the story of how they successfully built a collaborative PAE program for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), including the challenges they faced along the way, and tips for success in working together.
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Dr. Matt Raynor
Dr. Matt Raynor is a practicing Urologist and an Assistant Professor of Urology at UNC Department of Urology in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dr. Ari Isaacson
Dr. Ari Isaacson is a practicing interventional radiologist with the UNC Department of Radiology in North Carolina.
Dr. Michael Barraza
Host Dr. Michael Barraza is a practicing interventional radiologist (and all around great guy) with Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA.
In this episode, Dr. Matt Raynor and Dr. Ari Isaacson join Dr. Michael Barraza to discuss their prostatic artery embolization (PAE) program. They tell us about their new book and how they worked with IR and urology to build their program. We discuss how they got started with their first patient and explain when to follow up with PAE patients.
We talk about the initial challenges of starting the PAE program, and we discuss what type of patients would be good candidates for the procedure. Dr. Raynor and Dr. Isaacson give us some advice on how to make a pitch to Urology practices that treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients.
We discuss how IR and urology departments can collaborate and how to work with physicians who are skeptical. We examine how they approach the market for this procedure and why word-of-mouth from previous patients is so important. We emphasize learning the technique of the prostatic artery embolization, but also why interventional radiologists should learn about BPH disease process in detail.
Prostatic Artery Embolization
This is the book by Dr. Raynor and Dr. Isaacson about PAE in IR.
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