Rezum, steam vapour operation of the prostate
Treatment aimed at improving the symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia with minimal adverse effects
Rezum is a transurethral technique indicated in patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. It consists of injecting water vapour to reduce the size of the prostate, directly into the hyperplastic tissue that causes the obstruction and symptoms.
In this way, the destroyed part of the prostate is then replaced by the organism with scar tissue. The final result is an increase in the size of the urethra that improves the flow and quality of urination.
This water vapour technique for the prostate is simple and is performed on an outpatient basis and under deep sedation. The patient is discharged in a few hours with a bladder catheter for a period of three to seven days, depending on the size of the prostate, previous symptoms and the greater or lesser extent of the treated area.
After the prostate operation with water vapour, the patient must maintain the pharmacological treatment for a period of approximately three months. Due to its mechanism of action, it does not put at risk either urinary continence or the quality of erections.
It is indicated in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms caused by prostatic hyperplasia who are undergoing pharmacological treatment, whose prostate is not large, who do not present severe symptoms and who wish to maintain ejaculation.
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Advantages of treatment of the prostate with water vapour
- It is carried out on an outpatient basis with minimal adverse effects.
- Ejaculation is not altered.
- It does not restrict the application of other therapeutic techniques in the future.