Rezūm is a minimally invasive alternative to BPH medications that relieves symptoms safely and effectively in an office or outpatient setting, with minimal side effects. The procedure is done during one visit and patients return to activities within a few days.
Rezūm uses the natural energy stored in water vapor, or steam, to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing the BPH symptoms. The water vapor is delivered into the targeted prostate tissue and when the vapor contacts the tissue, it turns back into water, releasing all the stored energy and of causing the prostate cells to die.
Over time, the body’s natural healing response removes the dead cells, 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 will occur within three months.