Rezūm, a new treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), allows BPH patients to regain quality of life and preserve sexual function through a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure. Urology of Central Pennsylvania is proud to be the first in the central Pennsylvania region to offer Rezūm, further proving our commitment to provide the most advanced urologic care and enhanced technology for our patients.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition affecting men caused by the growth of the prostate gland. 40% of men in their 50s and 90% of men over 90 years have BPH. Symptoms of BPH include frequency, urgency, trouble starting, dribbling at the end, or inability to completely empty the bladder. The condition is often treated with lifestyle changes, medication, minimally-invasive options or surgery. (To obtain your International Prostate Symptom Score and determine your BPH symptom severity, take this survey.)
Rezūm is an effective, outpatient treatment that uses thermal energy in water vapor to reduce and remove obstructive tissue surrounding the prostate while preserving erectile function and urinary continence. The minimally-invasive Rezūm procedure takes less than half an hour and can be done with local anesthesia or light sedation in our offices. Patients normally see improvement within two weeks of treatment. Rezūm is covered by most insurance plans.
Urology of Central Pennsylvania’s physicians have extensive experience in the treatment of BPH, from conservative treatments through advanced treatments, like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). UCPA urologists and their patients have witnessed many positive outcomes from new minimally-invasive procedures, like UroLift. Urology of Central Pennsylvania urologists began performing the Rezūm procedure earlier this year and have received positive feedback and outcomes from our patients.
Benefits of the Rezūm procedure include:
- No more BPH medications or side effects
- Safe and effective relief from BPH symptoms
- Symptom improvement within a few weeks
- Simple outpatient procedure with local or light anesthesia
- Preserves erectile and urinary function
- Return to normal activities within a few days
To learn more about the Rezūm procedure and treatment for BPH, please call Urology of Central Pennsylvania at (717) 724-0720.
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