Urology Specialties, Conditions, Treatments & Technology


What Is Rezūm?

Rezūm is a treatment for BPH that can be performed in a clinic or out-patient setting. Rezūm uses the stored thermal energy in water vapor (steam) to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing symptoms such as frequency, urgency, irregular flow, weak stream, straining and getting up at night to urinate.

Inside a hand-held device, radiofrequency energy is applied to a few drops of water to create vapor (steam). The water vapor is injected into the prostate tissue that is blocking the flow of urine from the bladder, where it immediately turns back to water, releasing the energy stored in the vapor into the cell membranes. At this point, the cells are gently and immediately damaged, causing cell death. Over time, your body will absorb the treated tissue through its natural healing response.

Benefits of Rezūm

Rezūm provides the following benefits:

Potential alternative to BPH medications

Relieves symptoms safely and effectively

Provides noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks

Simple in-office/out- patient therapy

Does not require general anesthesia

Preserves sexual and urinary functions

Allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days