Rezum for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Posted by scwhandyman @scwhandyman, Jan 26 8:54pm

I am 66 years old and have been diagnosed with BPH. I tried Alfuzosin unsuccessfully. My urologist recommended Urolift, but I have concerns about the procedure. Previously he had mentioned Rezum for prostates between 30 and 90 ml. Mine is 28 ml and he did not think this would be a problem. He is a younger doctor and this is a relatively new procedure. I expressed concern that since the procedure kills cells with steam would there be a danger of damaging the urethra, too much prostate, or the outer cover of the prostate. He said this would not happen. I have looked on line for resources that address this issue without success. Any assistance getting assurance that the doctor is correct is appreciated.

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Hello,
Instead of me jabbering on and on about how I understand the procedure, here is an informative video. It's about 30 minutes long.

Take care,
Jake

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I'll also add a Mayo Clinic Minute video and article about steam treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-new-steam-treatment-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/
@scwhandyman, it seems like you're looking for more indepth information. Here is a clinical review that provides an overview of the technique and evaluation of its safety and efficacy.

– Rezum: a new transurethral water vapour therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180381/

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Dutesteride did not work for me. I opted for the Urolift and it was a waste of time. The option is now Rezum or Green Light (HoLEP). Any thoughts?

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