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A minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate
If you're experiencing the difficult symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as frequent urination, difficulty urinating, or weak urine flow, a private Rezum procedure may be the right treatment for you. If you're interested in learning more about the procedure, book a consultation with one of our experienced specialists. Call us or book online today and you could have your initial consultation within 48 hours.
The Rezum procedure is primarily used to treat an enlarged prostate caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. Sometimes referred to as benign prostate disease, this is a condition that causes your prostate to become enlarged. It is a non-cancerous condition that becomes more common as men get older.
BPH can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including frequent urination, difficulty urinating, and a weak urine stream. These symptoms can impact your quality of life and lead to complications such as bladder infections and urinary retention.
This process starts with a discussion of your symptoms and medical history, and your consultant may need to perform additional tests or scans to make an accurate diagnosis.
Once we understand your condition, we will explain the Rezum procedure in detail, including how it works and the expected benefits. Based on your individual needs and preferences, we will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses your symptoms and helps you achieve the best possible outcome.
We understand that this may be a new experience for you, and we want to make sure you are comfortable with the treatment plan. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and voice any concerns. Your initial consultation is an important first step in your treatment journey, and we will be with you every step of the way.
The Rezum procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. You will be awake but won't feel any pain during the procedure because we will numb the area that is going to be treated.
During the procedure, your consultant will insert a small device into your urethra, through which they will deliver thermal therapy directly to the prostate tissue. The device releases steam, which enters the prostate tissue, destroying the cells that cause the enlargement.
Once the procedure is completed, the steam will condense into water and the body will naturally absorb it. Over time, your body will reabsorb the destroyed tissue, shrinking your prostate and reducing your symptoms.
After the Rezum procedure, you may experience some discomfort or pain while urinating. This is normal and should subside within a few days. You may also experience some blood in your urine for a short period. It is important to rest for a few days after the procedure to allow your body to heal.
Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions for post-procedure care and recovery, and they'll give you a personalised estimate of your recovery timeline, from when you can drive again to when you can go back to work. Recovery is different for everyone, but they should be able to ive you a good guide.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved with a Rezum procedure. These include:
The Rezum procedure is an effective treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia with a high success rate. Clinical studies have shown that the majority of men experience significant improvement in symptoms within a few weeks after the procedure.
In most cases, a catheter is not necessary after a Rezum procedure. However, some patients may require a catheter for a short period following the procedure.
Recovery time after a Rezum procedure is typically minimal, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for several weeks.
The Rezum procedure is a minimally invasive treatment option, and patients typically experience little discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, mild discomfort or pain is common, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Bleeding after a Rezum procedure is typically minimal, with most patients experiencing only mild spotting or discharge for a few days after the procedure.
If you would like to learn more about the Rezum procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly.
Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in March 2023. Next review due March 2026.
Consultant urological surgeon Mr Jaimin Bhatt shares his expert knowledge on rezum treatment for an enlarged prostate.
This minimally invasive treatment is a simple and effective approach to treating an enlarged prostate, which can cause a range of uncomfortable urinary symptoms.