How does Rezum work?
Rezum water vapor therapy works by using a small, controlled burst of thermal energy to send sterile steam into the prostate tissue. The steam rushes around the overgrown cells in the prostate, then transforms to water. The heat from the steam breaks down cell walls, causing the cells to stop functioning and the tissue to shrink. Thinning the tissue in this fashion relieves the prostate obstruction without ever cutting the tissue.
Unlike cutting tissue with other therapies such as TURP, Rezum does not cut. The architecture of the tissue stays intact. This explains why in the studies leading to approval of Rezum, patients did not report ejaculation problems. The patients also were happy with continence.
The FDA approved therapy has 5 year follow up with excellent results. Dr. Naveen Kella at The Urology Place has performed over 120 cases. He will do an initial investigation to make sure you are a candidate, and can then perform this simple procedure in our office.
The videos to the right show Rezum testimonials from Dr. Kella’s patients at 4 weeks and 3 months post-procedure.