Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms so it is very common1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which a man’s prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra, causing frustrating symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate.
Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure for men looking to treat their BPH, not just the symptoms. It uses natural water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting symptom relief from BPH without invasive surgery or the potential side effects of prescription drugs.
Clinical studies support that Rezūm Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for BPH medications while also preserving sexual function. It helps most men see symptom improvement within a few weeks and return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.
Men with BPH who are dissatisfied with their current treatment, including prescription drugs, should consider Rezūm Therapy — a minimally invasive in-office procedure that treats the underlying condition, not just the symptoms. For more information about BPH and Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy, visit Rezum.com. Patients should talk with their doctor before moving forward with any treatment option.
What is the cause of BPH?
As many men get older, their prostate gland enlarges, which may squeeze the urethra and obstruct the flow of urine. Other risk factors for BPH include family history, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.1
How long do improvements last?
Is the procedure painful?
Why is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy an important option?
For years, the primary options for treating BPH were through medications or invasive surgery. Rezūm Therapy is anatural, in-office therapy option for men who do not want to take medication or are dissatisfied with medicationsymptom relief and want to avoid invasive surgery or implants to treat their BPH.
Market research indicates that preserving sexual function is a priority for men when it comes to BPH treatments.4Clinical studies show Rezūm Therapy treats the cause of BPH symptoms while preserving sexual function.2
How is the Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy procedure performed? Is the patient awake during the procedure?
What are the risks of Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
How soon can patients return to regular activities?
Is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy covered by insurance?
Can patients be treated with Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy while on their current BPH medication?
Can Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy cause urinary incontinence?
How quickly do patients experience symptom relief?
How is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy different than laser therapy?
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How is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy different than the UroLiftTM System?
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Can Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy cause erectile dysfunction, or ED?
Can post-radiation patients be treated safely with Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
What is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
Rezūm Therapy is an in-office treatment for men looking to treat BPH, not just the symptoms. It uses naturalwater vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting symptom relief from BPH symptoms without invasive surgery or the potential side effects of prescription drugs.2
Rezūm Therapy was cleared by the FDA in 2015 and is currently being used in many leading urology practices throughout the United States and around the world. To date, more than 55,000 patients have been successfully treated with Rezūm Therapy.
How is BPH treated?
A wide variety of treatment options are available for BPH, including watchful waiting, behavioral modification, medication, minimally invasive therapies and surgery. Medication is the most common first-line treatment for mild to moderate symptoms of enlarged prostate. Minimally invasive or surgical treatment might be recommended if symptoms are moderate to severe, medication doesn’t relieve the symptoms, or the patient has other health issues.
- Roger K and Gilling P. Fast Facts: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, 7th edition. Health Press. 2011.
- 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.
- McVary KT, Gange SN, Gittelman MC et al. Minimally invasive prostate convective water vapor energy (WAVE) ablation: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol. 2016 May;195(5):1529-38.
- Boston Scientific Market Research: Understanding Today’s BPH Patient, August 30, 2018.
- Data on file at Boston Scientific.
- Roehrborn CG, Barking J, Gange SM, et al. Five-year results of the prospective randomized controlled prostatic urethral L.I.F.T. study. Can J Urol. 2017 Jun;24(3):8802-13.
- Bachmann A, Tubaro A, Barber N, et al. 180-W XPS GreenLight laser vaporization versus transurethral resection of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction: 6-month safety and efficacy results of the European multi-centre randomized trial – The GOLIATH Study. Eur Urol. 2014 May;65(5):931-42.
- Lukacs B, Loeffler J, Bruyère F, et al. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate with GreenLight 120-W laser compared with monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Eur Urol. 2012;61(6):1165-73.
- Capitán C, Blázquez C, Martin MD, et al. GreenLight HPS 120-W laser vaporization versus transurethral resection of the prostate for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: A randomized clinical trial with 2-year follow-up. Eur Urol. 2011 Oct;60(4):734-9.
- Al-Ansari A, Younes N, Sampige VP, et al. GreenLight HPS 120-W laser vaporization versus transurethral resection of the prostate for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a randomized clinical trial with midterm follow-up. Eur Urol. 2010 Sep;58(3):349-55.
- Bouchier-Hayes DM, Van Appledorn S, Bugeja P, et al. A randomized trial of photoselective vaporization of the prostate using the 80-W potassium titanyl-phosphate laser vs transurethral prostatectomy, with a 1-year follow-up. BJU Int. 2010 Apr;105(7):964-9
If you have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate due to BPH, there are several treatment options available. Consult your physician to determine which treatment is right for you.
What is the UroLift System?
The UroLift® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.
BPH is a very common condition and is one of the leading reasons for men to visit a urologist. Whether you have just started experiencing symptoms or if you’ve tried various medications or even surgery, there are a range of treatment options available.