The Rezum system uses radiofrequency thermal therapy to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The procedure can be performed as a day case under either sedation or general anaesthetic.
A hand-held device is inserted along the urethra to the prostate where radiofrequency generated thermal therapy, in the form of water vapor, is applied directly to the prostatic tissue.
This heat energy causes the prostatic tissue to die and the prostate shrinks relieving the obstruction and symptoms.
Rezum provides the following benefits:
- Potential alternative to BPH medications/ Surgery
- Relieves symptoms safely and effectively
- Provides noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks
- Simple day case therapy
- Requires either a short general anaesthesia or sedation
- Preserves sexual and urinary functions
- Allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days
What type of patients may benefit from the Rezūm procedure to treat BPH?
- Men who wish to discontinue or who have chosen not to take BPH medications.
- Men who are not receptive to other minimally invasive or surgical BPH procedures
- Men who have indicated they aren’t bothered enough by their symptoms to elect to have a more invasive surgical procedure
Rezum is available at The Churchill Hospital, Oxford and The Manor Hospital, Oxford and The Horton Hospital, Banbury. Mr Crew performs this form of treatment to treat men in both his private and NHS practices.