What is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy is a natural alternative to surgery. It treats the cause of your benign prostatic hyperplasia (“BPH”), so you can get back to your life.
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Rezūm Therapy treats the source of BPH — your enlarged prostate. This short, in-office procedure uses the natural energy stored in a few drops of water to shrink the prostate so urine can flow freely. There are no incisions, no general anesthesia, and most patients return to regular activities within a few days.* And, it preserves sexual function.1,2
How does Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy work?
Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses the natural energy stored in water vapor, or steam, to remove excess prostate tissue that is pressing on the urethra.
During each 9-second treatment, sterile water vapor is released throughout the targeted prostate tissue. When the steam contacts the prostate tissue, all the stored energy is released into the tissue. Your doctor will determine the amount of treatments you need, based on the size of your prostate.
Over time, your body’s natural healing response absorbs the treated tissue, shrinking the prostate. With the extra tissue removed, the urethra opens, reducing BPH symptoms.
Most patients begin to experience symptom relief in as soon as two weeks, and maximum benefit may occur within three months.1,2 Patient responses can and do vary.
Who may benefit from Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
Rezūm Therapy may be an option for those who have given up on watchful waiting and lifestyle changes, men who are dissatisfied with, have stopped or don’t want to start taking BPH medications, and men not interested in other minimally invasive or surgical BPH procedures.
Why is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy an important option?
For years, the primary options for treating BPH were through medications or invasive surgery. Rezūm Therapy is a natural, in-office therapy option for men who do not want to take medication or are dissatisfied with medication symptom relief and want to avoid invasive surgery or implants to treat their BPH.
Market research indicates that preserving sexual function is a priority for men when it comes to BPH treatments.3 Clinical studies show Rezūm Therapy treats the cause of BPH symptoms while preserving sexual function.1
Where is the Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy procedure performed?
Rezūm Therapy can be performed in a short visit in our office, clinic or another outpatient setting.
Is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy covered by insurance?
Rezūm Therapy is considered a covered benefit by Medicare and most private insurance. Patients should verify their benefits with their insurance company in advance of the scheduled procedure.
How quickly do patients experience symptom relief?
Clinical studies show that most men experience symptom relief as soon as two weeks after treatment with Rezūm Therapy, and maximum benefit may occur within three months.4 As with any procedure, patient responses can vary.
How soon can patients return to regular activities?
Clinical studies show that following treatment with Rezūm Therapy, most men return to regular activities within a few days.2 Your Carolina Urology Partners provider will make personal recommendations on resuming activity.
For more information about BPH and Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy, please visit www.Rezum.com.
* Dependent on individual clinical situation and healing response.
1 McVary KT, Rogers T, Roehrborn CG. Rezūm water vapor thermal therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia: 4-year results from randomized controlled study. Urology. 2019 Apr;126:171-9.
2 McVary KT, Gange SN, Gittelman MC et al. Minimally invasive prostate convective water vapor energy (WAVE) ablation: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol. 2016 May;195(5):1529-38.
3 Boston Scientific Market Research: Understanding Today’s BPH Patient, August 30, 2018.