Rezum®

Rezum® is an extremely safe and effective office based procedure that utilizes hot water vapor (steam) to treat the enlarged prostate tissue that causes the symptoms of BPH.  This innovative treatment can be performed without general anesthesia or any risk of incontinence or Erectile Dysfunction (ED).

The procedure takes only 1-2 minutes to perform and produces minimal discomfort.  Patients begin to notice symptom improvement as soon as 2 weeks but will show continued improvement for up to 3 months.  78% of patients have reported satisfaction with their results with 90% of patients being able to discontinue their BPH medication(1).  It has even been shown to improve ED in up to 32% of patients.

Recent data from January of 2019 reveals significant improvement in symptoms in less than 3 months with consistent durability.  Surgical retreatment rates at 4 years are only 4.4%(1).  This is a significant improvement over every other minimally invasive procedure currently available.

Dr. Wierschem is a Nationally Recognized Center of Excellence for the Rezum® procedure.  He has had much success in patients with various sizes and shapes of prostates. He has even been able to help patients void again who were previously dependent on a catheter using this technology.

 

 

Rezum imageAdvantages of Rezum®

  • Office based procedure with no need for general anesthesia
  • Has been shown to improve ED in up to 32% of patients
  • Very quick with minimal discomfort
  • Can treat many different sizes and shapes of prostates that other treatments cannot
  • Uses only water and no chemicals or permanent implants
  • Excellent long term results
  • 90% of patients can discontinue their BPH medications
  • No risk of incontinence, ED or retrograde ejaculation
  • Typically back to normal activities in 2-3 days

 

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Published in Urology (Gold Journal) January 2019

Study Title: REZŪM™ WATER VAPOR THERMAL THERAPY FOR LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA: 4-YEAR RESULTS FROM RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY

Authors: McVary KT, Rogers T, Roehrborn CG.

Objective

To report 4-year outcomes of the randomized controlled trial of water vapor thermal therapy for treatment of moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Materials and Methods

  • Prospective, randomized, controlled and double-blinded study
  • All subjects were unblinded at conclusion of the 3-month follow-up visit; 53 subjects in control