Minimally Invasive Treatment of BPH
Rezum™ Therapy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure to treat benign prostactic hyperlasia (BPH). The therapy uses natural water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting symptom relief from BPH without invasive surgery or the potential side effects of prescription medication.
What is BPH?
BPH is a condition caused by an enlarged prostate, which squeezes the urethra causing symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream or the need to get up several times during the night to urinate. It affects about 50% of men by age 60 and 90% of men by age 85.
How does Rezum Therapy work?
Rezum Therapy takes place during one office visit and consists of natural water vapor released throughout the targeted prostate tissue. When steam contacts the tissue and condenses back into water, it releases energy that kills excess prostate cells responsible for squeezing the urethra. Over time, the body's natural healing response absorbs the dead cells and shrinks the prostate. With the extra tissue removed, the urethra returns to normal function and relieves BPH symptoms.
The procedure has undergone extensive clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the treatment. It is now included in the American Urological Associations' BPH treatment guidelines and has four-year follow-up data showing its ability to treat prostates with hyperplasia of the central zone, lateral lobe and/or median lobe.