Rezum Therapy for Prostate
Rezum: An Innovative speedy solution for prostate problems
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with associated lower urinary tract symptoms, such as urinary frequency, nocturia and incomplete bladder emptying, is a common medical condition in males over 50 years of age and sometime earlier, eventhough it’s not considered as a
serious threat to health.
Treatment usually includes surgical and non-surgical modalities such as lifestyle modification and medication.Historically, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate had been considered the gold standard mainstay of treatment; however, in recent years, minimally invasive techniques started to take its place. Rezum is a relatively new minimally invasive modality that is performed to treat BPH.
Rezum therapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses the natural energy stored in water vapor to remove excess prostate tissue that is pressing on the urethra. It is suitable for the majority of men presenting with urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. Most patients start to experience symptom relief in about two weeks with a maximum benefit within three months. Patient responses can and do vary.
So far, data from available studies point towards the fact that Rezum therapy has great clinical outcomes with a satisfaction rate of 96% with a short-term risk of experiencing selflimited minor complications. It is applicable to outpatient setting, is effective in preserving
sexual function and is versatile in its ability to treat a variety of prostate gland conditions. Its main strengths lie in its safety profile, few sexual side effects, no anesthetic needs and minimal cost.
The Rezum therapy system is made of a portable radiofrequency generator and delivery device to heat up a specific amount of water in the delivery device outside of the body. It uses radiofrequency to heat water into vapor, which is then injected directly into prostate
during nine-second treatments, multiplied by 4 or 6, so a total treatment time will not exceed 10 minutes in most cases. On contact with the prostate tissue, vapor turns into water creating controlled damage to the cells that cause obstruction, and symptoms associated with
BPH. Over time, the body will absorb and remove the treated tissue through the natural healing response.
Men who can benefit from Rezum therapy are those who choose to stop or avoid BPH medications, are not interested in other surgical BPH procedures, and who don’t have severe symptoms that need surgery.
Benefits of the Rezum Therapy
The Rezum therapy offers an alternative to standard BPH management and has been supported by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Some of these benefits include:
- Clinically proven, safe and effective modality
- Preservation of sexual function
- Significant improvement in BPH symptoms
- A rapid return to normal daily activities
- Fewer adverse effects
- A good alternative to medications and surgical procedures with an improved quality of life
- No general anesthesia required
- Simple in-office or out-patient therapy
What to Expect After Rezum
After Rezum procedure, patients can return to normal activities within a few days. The recovery speed is largely based on the body’s ability to heal. Typically, improvement is seen in as fast as two weeks after the procedure, but the patient may need to keep the urinary
catheter for a week after, with the full effect taking place by three months. Clinical studies have shown a good, sustained symptom improvement for up to 4 years and they are ongoing to determine longer term outcomes.
Rezum Therapy in Dubai
If you are experiencing prostate problems and looking to try rezum therapy, visit us at Dr Anis Haddad clinic in Dubai London Clinic and Specialty hospital, one of the best urology clinic in Dubai. Dr. Anis’s goal is to provide you with the information, treatment, and care you deserve.