How does Rezum water vapor treatment 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.
This therapy is now available in San Antonio. Dr. Naveen Kella at The Urology Place performs the procedure. 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.