Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy in St. George
Urology Associates is the first and only Center of Excellence for Rezūm™ in St George, Utah and Southern Utah.
What is benign prostatic hyperplasia?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which a manís prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra, causing frustrating symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia treatments
A wide variety of treatment options are available in St.George, UT for BPH, including watchful waiting, behavioral modification, medication, minimally invasive therapies and surgery. Urologic medication is the most common first-line treatment for mild to moderate symptoms of enlarged prostate. Minimally invasive or surgical treatment might be recommended if symptoms are moderate to severe, medication doesnít relieve the symptoms, or the patient has other health issues
Rezūm™ water vapor therapy
Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure for patients looking to treat their BPH, not just the symptoms. It uses natural water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting symptom relief from BPH without invasive surgery or the potential side effects of prescription drugs.
Advantages of Rezūm™ water vapor therapy
Clinical studies support that Rezūm™ Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for BPH medications while also preserving sexual function. It helps most patients in St. George, UT to feel improvement within a few weeks and return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.
Rezūm™ water vapor therapy vs laser therapy
Laser therapy is an important option for patients who may not be appropriate candidates for Rezūm™ Therapy. Laser therapy may involve a short hospital stay and has been associated with shorter catheterization time, less bleeding and a faster recovery than traditional surgery. The individualís medical history, health condition and other factors will influence treatment decisions.
Rezūm™ therapy can be performed under oral sedation or local anesthesia and doesnít require general anesthesia. There are options available for maximizing comfort during the procedure that will be determined by our doctors St. George, UT.
We are proud of our commitment to health care and preventive care in St. George, UT! Using only the most current techniques and technologies. At Urology Associates we've grown a reputable practice built on excellence. Schedule an appointment today for more information about Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy!