Guide To Rezum Procedure
NO major complications, you do not have to stay in the hospital.
Return to daily activities in a few days.
NO pain during the procedure.
Improvement of symptoms after 2 weeks.
A good prognosis of up to 15 years.
NO sexual dysfunctions.
What is BPH?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an
enlargement of the prostate gland affecting
about 50% of men by age 60, and up to
90% of men by age 85.
This expansion may compress the urethra, decreasing or occasionally completely obstructing the flow of urine from the bladder.
The symptoms of BPH include:
• Urinary frequency
• Irregular flow
• Weak stream
• Getting up at night to urinate
Not ready for surgery, but don’t want to
be on medication?
Rezum Water Vapor
Therapy is the best option to reduce BPH symptoms in men with enlarged prostates; without the side effects of BPH medications.
What is Rezum water vapor therapy?
Recently approved by the FDA in 2015, makes it possible to perform a prostate surgery in 5 minutes while preserving Ejaculation And Sexual Function.
This operation consists of throwing steam through an instrument into the enlarged area of the prostate; the vapor carries energy that will be diffused into the molecules which will be killed and discarded by the immune system.
It lasts 5 to 10 minutes under local anesthesia and the number of vapor ejections depends on the volume of the prostate.
3 Simple Steps
Before your procedure
• Your doctor may stop anticoagulants (blood thinners) a few days to a week prior to your procedure.
• Antibiotics may be prescribed.
• Your doctor will discuss any pain medications that will be used.
• The actual procedure takes only minutes; however, plan on spending approximately two hours for the entire appointment.
• You will receive pain medication prescribed by your doctor for the procedure.
• Plan to have a driver for your appointment, unless your doctor tells you that you can drive yourself home.
After the procedure, the patient will leave with a sonde Foley (or a catheter).
The catheter typically stays in for 3 to 7 days depending on the size of your prostate gland. Once the catheter is removed after Rezum procedure, most men can void. There are a subset of men who may not be able to void if the bladder is not ready to go yet and may need the catheter replaced. When the catheter first comes out it is very common to feel like you have a urinary tract infection with burning with urination, increased urinary frequency and urinary urgency.
These symptoms typically improve over a 2 to 3 week period of time. If these symptoms persist then you should come in for a urine check to make sure you do not have an infections.