Rezum- Steam ablation of the prostate

Diagnosis, Therapy

With Rezum, a handheld device is used to apply steam to the enlarged prostatic tissue.   This encourages the prostate cells, and when it shrinks the obstruction is relieved.

It seems to be most useful for men with moderate enlargement of their prostate who would prefer to avoid a more major operation.  Some recent studies have shown encouraging data with up to three years of follow up

We wouldn’t recommended it for men with catheters or prostate cancer, and very large prostates won’t do as well with this new technique

Rezum has had lots of media attention in recent months and offers the opportunity to improve symptoms in eligible men who would prefer to minimise the side effects of more widespread treatments.  

More Information:

Daily Mail Article-

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