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. Read more
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.
In our experience, patients are very satisfied with their urinary symptoms at 3 month follow up. We do have patients who have noted less ejaculate afterwards. This may be due to the fact that there is less tissue as well.
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.