A doctor talking to his patient about Rezum

At Alliance Urology Specialists, we offer a variety of procedures to treat various prostate and erectile dysfunction issues. Our newest procedure, Rezūm, is a natural alternative to surgery that helps treat the cause of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH, also referred to as prostate gland enlargement, is a common condition in men, especially as they age. BPH symptoms include trouble urinating and problems related to the bladder, urinary tract, and kidneys. Today, we’re looking at how this minimally invasive procedure can treat these symptoms and explaining everything else you need to know about Rezūm.

What is Rezūm?

Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy shrinks down the size of the prostate using the natural energy stored in water vapor. This water vapor is effective enough to treat the excess prostate tissue that causes BPH symptoms. During the procedure, a series of nine-second treatments release sterile water vapor throughout the excess prostate tissue. Over time, your body naturally responds to these treatments by absorbing the targeted prostate tissue, leading to the opening of the urethra. The number of treatments you need will depend on the size of your prostate. Because Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure, it does not require general anesthesia or any time spent in the hospital. Most men can resume normal activities within a few days.

Benefits of Rezūm

Not only is Rezūm a non-surgical BPH treatment, but it also is effective with most men experiencing relief from BPH symptoms in as little as two weeks. This procedure eliminates the need for BPH medications and is a natural way to shrink the prostate size. Following Rezūm, improvements can be seen in urinary frequency and urgency and a stronger, more regular flow. This procedure can improve your quality of life by decreasing the number of times you need to wake up to urinate in the night and reduce straining. Men who have received Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy experienced sustained symptom improvement for five years. In addition to treating BPH symptoms, clinical studies have also shown that Rezūm preserves sexual function and has not reported new erectile dysfunction following Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy.

The Take-Away

 In clinical studies, Rezūm was especially effective for men 50 years of age and older. If you’ve exhausted lifestyle changes that may ease BPH symptoms or have grown tired of watchful waiting, Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy may be an option for you. Rezūm is also an alternative for men who have stopped BPH medication or do not want to start taking BPH medication. If you think Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy may be a good option for you to treat your symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, reach out to Alliance Urology Specialists today.

Make an Appointment

To diagnose and treat any common problem related to the genitourinary system, schedule an appointment with one of our providers. Our team has years of experience treating issues pertaining to the urinary tract, male infertility, pelvic floor dysfunction, and more. Alliance Urology Specialists offers in-office procedures such as Rezūm, SpaceOAR Hydrogel, and more. For questions and inquiries, please call our office in Greensboro at (336) 274-1114.