What is BPH?

Enign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate is one of the most common conditions of aging men and is associated with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms such as retention, slow flow, frequency, urgency, and nocturia. These symptoms affect quality of life by interfering with normal daily activities and sleep patterns. BPH affects around 50% of men by age 60 and by age 85, it’s as high as 90%.

- REZUM - PanAsia Surgery, Singapore May 2022
- REZUM - PanAsia Surgery, Singapore May 2022

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. 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. 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. There are no incisions, no implants and most patients return to regular activities within a few days. Most patients begin to experience symptom relief in as soon as two weeks, and maximum benefit may occur within three months.

Candidates for Rezūm Procedure

Rezūm Therapy is indicated for men ≥ 50 years of age with a prostate volume 30cm3 ≤ 80cm3. It’s an option for those who’ve given up on watchful waiting and lifestyle changes, men who’ve choose to discontinue or don’t want to start taking BPH medications, or men not interested in other minimally invasive or surgical BPH procedures. It is a good option for men who are concerned about sexual function preservation and those who may be unable to undergo general anesthesia for a surgical procedure.
- REZUM - PanAsia Surgery, Singapore May 2022
- REZUM - PanAsia Surgery, Singapore May 2022

Benefits of Rezūm

  • Natural therapy without any cutting or implants
  • Ability to discontinue medications
  • Preserves sexual function (erections and ejaculation)
  • Fast day surgery procedure (< 15 mins)
  • Possible to perform under local anesthesia
  • Offers long lasting results

What you need to know about Rezūm Procedure

Catherization or a prostatic stent will be in place after the procedure to allow the prostate to heal. The catheter will then be kept for a period of 7 – 10 days. Patients will notice improvements in 1 – 2 weeks and achieve maximum benefit about 3 months post procedure. As it’s a natural therapy, healing takes time and patient will enjoy maximum benefit about 3 months post procedure. Potential risks associated with Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy include but are not limited to painful or frequent urination, blood in the urine or semen, decrease in ejaculatory volume, urinary tract infection (UTI), inability to urinate or completely empty the bladder, urgent need to urinate, and need for short-term catheterization.