Rezum water therapy technique for prostate obstruction

Rezum water therapy consists of a highly innovative, effective and minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia which means patients enjoy a fast recovery time.

 

What does it consist of?

It consists of an injection of steam that is applied to the prostate, through a device connected to a camera that allows the steam to be visualised and injected in a transurethral manner, meaning that it is injected into the urethra (without incisions), providing an effective solution to problems caused by the growth of the prostate. This procedure promotes cell death in problem tissue, the remains of which are subsequently eliminated by the body itself.

Treatment details

  • Injections are performed in a single procedure.
  • The number of injections depends on the size of the prostate gland.
  • The treatment can be carried out under sedation, local or locoregional anaesthesia (known as epidural) and on an outpatient basis, meaning that inpatient admission isn’t required.
  • Both elderly patients, over 80 years of age, and younger patients, under 50 years of age, can be treated.
  • It does not affect sexual function.
  • After the treatment, most patients stop taking medication.