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Rezum treatment

Rezum is a minimally invasive procedure which uses steam to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Rezum is a minimally invasive procedure which uses steam to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is where there is excess growth of prostate tissue which constricts and obstructs the urethra. This causes symptoms such as frequency and urgency to urinate, irregular flow, straining and getting up in the night to urinate.

Rezum is carried out using local anaesthetic and sedation, or in some cases under a brief general anaesthetic. The procedure is performed by a Consultant Urologist who uses a hand-held device to deliver small injections of steam through the water-pipe (urethra) into the surrounding prostate tissue. Water vapour is delivered to the prostate tissue and helps to shrink the enlarged gland by causing the obstructive prostate tissue to die. Once the extra tissue is removed, the urethra will open and symptoms should be reduced.

You will likely be in hospital for half a day and should be able to be driven home after the procedure. Normal activities can usually be returned to in a few days.

If BPH medications aren’t right for you then Rezum may be an alternative option. Another reason Rezum may be considered is if other minimally invasive procedures have been ineffective. Your urologist will help you decide if Rezum is appropriate for you based on your individual needs.

As with any procedure, there is the possibility that temporary side effects may occur during the healing period. Side effects that can occur temporarily with Rezum include:

  • Painful urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Inability to urinate
  • Blood in semen
  • Short-term need for catheterisation

Please be aware that there are a range of other treatment options available for enlarged prostate and BPH, and Circle does not endorse or recommend any particular products or treatments.


When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering Rezum treatment

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Mr Nadir Osman

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBChB(Hons), PhD, FRCS(Urol)

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Saurajyoti Basu

Consultant Urologist


The Huddersfield Hospital

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Mr Arun Jain

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, MS, MPhil, FRCS, FRCS(urol)

The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Naveed Afzal

Consultant Urologist and da Vinci Robotic Surgeon


The Winterbourne Hospital

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