How is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy different than laser therapy?
Is the procedure painful?
Can Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy cause erectile dysfunction, or ED?
How is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy different than the UroLiftTM System?
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
Is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy covered by insurance?
Can Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy cause urinary incontinence?
How quickly do patients experience symptom relief?
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.
What are the risks of Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
Can patients be treated with Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy while on their current BPH medication?
How long do improvements last?
How soon can patients return to regular activities?
Can post-radiation patients be treated safely with Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
Who may benefit from Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy?
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
Where is the Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy procedure performed?
How is the Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy procedure performed? Is the patient awake during the procedure?
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.
Has Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy been clinically tested?
- 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