What is Rezūm Therapy?
Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy treats the source of BPH — your enlarged prostate. This short, in-office, non-surgical procedure uses the natural energy stored in a few drops of water or steam 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
An enlarged prostate can squeeze the urethra, making it difficult to pass urine from the bladder.
During each 9-second Rezūm treatment, steam is released into the prostate to shrink the excess tissue that is pressing on the urethra
As your body heals and the extra tissue is gone, the urethra opens and urine can flow freely.
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.
Rezūm Therapy is typically performed right in your urologists’s office, or at an outpatient surgery facility and completed in one short appointment.
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.
*Dependent on individual clinical situation and healing response.
- McVary KT, Gange SN, Gittelman MC, et al. Minimally invasive prostate convective water vapor energy (WAVE) ablation: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study for treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol. 2016 May;195(5):1529-38.
- 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.