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What Sets Rezum™ Apart from Other Enlarged Prostate Treatments

What Sets Rezum™ Apart from Other Enlarged Prostate Treatments

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate, happens to most men at some point. About 50% of men aged 51-60 have BPH, 70% of men aged 60-69 develop it, and by age 70, it affects 80% of men

BPH doesn’t always cause bothersome symptoms, but in many men, it causes increased urinary urgency, frequency, and an inability to empty the bladder. 

BPH may be nearly inevitable, but you don’t have to just sit by and let it negatively affect your quality of life. At Buschemeyer Urology, experienced urologist W. Cooper Buschemeyer III, MD, offers innovative Rezum™ Water Vapor Therapy as a treatment alternative to bothersome lifestyle changes and medications. 

Read on to learn how Rezum can treat your BPH safely and effectively to improve your quality of life. 

About an enlarged prostate

Your prostate is neatly tucked deep inside a man’s groin, between the base of the penis and rectum. The prostate supplies part of your semen, which mixes with sperm, to assist with reproduction. 

The location of the prostate makes it impactful when it swells with age. 

As it becomes enlarged, the prostate can compress the urethra. This reduces urine flow from the bladder and, in some cases, blocks flow entirely.

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate

Not all men have bothersome symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, but when they do, they may have:

These urinary symptoms can make you anxious about always being close to a restroom. An enlarged prostate and associated symptoms can even begin affecting your personal and social life.

Rest assured, however, that BPH is not associated with your prostate cancer risk

The benefits of Rezum Water Vapor Therapy

Treatments for BPH include medication, lifestyle changes, and laser surgery. Rezum Water Vapor Therapy can replace these strategies and give you a minimally invasive way to reduce or eliminate BPH symptoms. 

Rezum uses just a few drops of water to treat excess prostate tissue. You don’t have to spend time in the hospital, make uncomfortable changes to how you live your life, or invest in costly medications that may have side effects. 

The Rezum experience

You may have minor discomfort during the procedure. We offer oral or local anesthesia to make you more comfortable; you do not need general anesthesia. Most men return to normal activities within a few days. Unless you have a particularly strenuous job, you can return to work within just a few days. 

You’ll start to notice relief in your BPH symptoms as soon as two weeks after treatment. Improvements continue for the next three months. The results last five years or longer. 

Based on your symptoms and treatment goals, talk to Dr. Buschmeyer to determine if Rezum is right for you. We perform the Rezum therapy right in the office, so you don’t have to worry about the extra time and expense of a hospital or clinic. 

If you have enlarged prostate symptoms, contact our Buschemeyer Urology team at the Conroe, Willis, or The Woodlands, Texas, offices. Call today or use this website to set up your consultation.


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