It is estimated that more than 12 million American men suffer from BPH with over 750,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Currently 50% of these men struggle to deal with the symptoms of BPH, including frequency, nocturia, intermittency, urgency, weak stream and straining to urinate as a result of being refractory or non-responsive, or unwilling to deal with the side effects of medical therapy, or reluctant to undergo an invasive surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia. The Rezūm procedure is an effective, safe and minimally invasive BPH treatment option that gives urologists the opportunity to offer an office-based or outpatient treatment option that may provide relief to men who are looking for an alternative to currently available BPH treatment offerings.
The Rezūm System uses radiofrequency energy to transform sterile water into stored thermal energy in the form of vapor, or steam. This water vapor is convectively delivered directly into the obstructive prostate tissue that causes BPH, where condensation releases enough thermal energy to gently and immediately denature the targeted prostate tissue cells to cause necrosis. The treated tissue is absorbed by the body’s natural immune system.
Rezum is a reasonable option for the patient:
- Not getting the desired results with medicine
- The cost of the medicines is too high.
- He is having unacceptable side effects.
- Prefers an out patient procedure.
- Doesn’t want to be on medicines the rest of his life.
Rezum minimally invasive stream treatment of the prostate now being performed by Northeast Georgia Urological Associates as an out patient in both the office setting and in our accredited ambulatory surgery center.