The Rezūm System is one of the newest and emerging technologies to treat male urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. Potomac Urology is proud to be the FIRST practice in the state of Virginia and the metro Washington D.C. area to bring this revolutionary technology to the community. We remain the most experienced practice with the Rezūm technology in the state of Virginia.
The technology uses water vapor (steam) therapy to relieve urinary symptoms. The steam allows the enlarged prostate tissue to shrink, thus improving your urination. Rezūm received FDA approval in 2015 for the treatment of BPH.
The procedure is completed in the office with sedation anesthesia. A catheter is kept in place for a few days to allow any swelling in the prostate to resolve. As seen below, urinary symptoms will continue to improve even up to 6 months after treatment.
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What are the Symptoms of BPH?
- Incomplete Emptying– feeling the bladder is full even after urinating
- Urgency- feeling that urinating “can’t wait”
- Frequency– urinating more often than usual
- Weak urine stream
- Nocturia– waking up at night to urinate
- Intermittency– the need to stop and start urinating several times
- Hesitancy– trouble starting to urinate
- Straining– the need to push or strain to urinate
How Does the Rezūm System Work?
The Rezūm System uses sterile water vapor (steam) to address BPH by delivering targeted, controlled doses of stored thermal energy directly to the region of the prostate gland with the obstructive tissue that causes BPH.
Upon contact with the tissue, the vapor condenses into its liquid state, releasing the stored thermal energy contained within the vapor. This thermal energy is released directly against the walls of the tissue cells within the treatment zone, gently and immediately denaturing the cell membranes, thereby causing almost instantaneous cell death.
Over time, the denatured tissue is absorbed by the body’s immune system response, and the reduction in hyperplastic tissue volume reduces the compression of the urethra, enabling improved urine flow.
The Rezūm procedure is designed to offer a treatment option and experience that minimizes the potential for the types of complications or side effects seen with medications or other more invasive procedures.
Please view the videos below to learn more about how Rezūm can help treat your enlarged prostate symptoms:
Rezūm Patient Education/Testimonial
Rezūm – How It Works
Potomac Urology Rezūm Patient Education Seminar