Francisco Carnevale, MD, PhD - Interventional Radiologist, São Paulo, Brazil
Advancing the treatment of BPH with embolotherapy
"Knowing how much the new technique my team and I developed helps BPH patients is incredibly fulfilling. Sharing it with other physicians, and continuing to improve the quality of life for so many patients, drives my commitment to innovation."

Dr. Carnevale is known as a passionate and ingenious leader in the field of interventional radiology. He and his team recently developed a successful method to treat patients with symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), called the PErFecTED (Proximal Embolization First, Then Embolize Distal) technique. In this novel technique, embolization of the prostatic arteries begins from a proximal position to allow good distribution of the embolic, then it is followed by distal investigation and embolization to achieve complete occlusion of the prostatic parenchyma.

This innovative method continues to show excellent clinical results in reducing prostate size, relieving lower urinary tract symptoms, and improving quality of life. With its success, physicians have a new alternative for helping BPH patients avoid the adverse events that can result from more invasive procedures, including retrograde ejaculation and incontinence. (Francisco C.Carnevale, 2013)

Dr. Carnevale continues to investigate and refine his PErFecTED technique, while serving as mentor to other physicians and presenting the technique at congresses and training sessions. An Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, he is Director of the Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program, and coordinates the Interventional Radiology post-graduate course.

Embolics used in the PErFecTed™ technique are not approved in the United States for the treatment of patients with symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.  The safety and effectiveness of the embolics for use in this indication have not been established and are limited by federal U.S. law to investigational use only.

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