Rezūm is a minimally invasive treatment performed in the comfort of our office under local anesthetic. The procedure involves using water vapor (steam) to treat excess prostate tissue associated with symptoms of enlarged prostate (BPH), such as urinary urgency and frequency, weak urinary stream, straining, and frequently getting up at night to urinate. The procedure takes just a few minutes. Following the procedure, the body’s natural healing response rids the body of the targeted tissue, which in turn shrinks the prostate and allows the passageway (urethra) to open back up. The urinary flow improves and the BPH symptoms fade away. Men typically return to their regular activities within just a few days of the procedure. Symptom improvement often begins to occur within just a few weeks.
Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy ("TUMT")
TUMT is a very effective treatment for men with enlarged prostate and associated symptoms. This is performed in the office. A specialize catheter is used to heat the prostate for about 30 minutes. This in turn, causes the obstructing tissue to shrink over several weeks allowing improved urinary flow. The gentleman can go home immediately after the procedure is completed, typically without a catheter to drain the bladder. Patients report benefits that last for several years.
Transurethral Needle Ablation ("TUNA")
TUNA therapy is one of the exciting and effective advances in the treatment of enlarged prostates offered by Dr. Lazarou. Using a specialized camera, several areas of the prostate are treated under direct vision. Over the next several weeks, the obstructing tissue becomes smaller allowing improved urinary flow and symptoms. The treatment is performed in the office and takes less than one hour, with the gentleman walking out of the office typically without a catheter.
Laser Photovaporization of Prostate
Laser TURP is the use of a high-powered greenlight laser-surgery technique for the treatment symptoms associated with enlarged prostate. There are several advantages:
- Immediate symptom relief.
- Urine flow improves dramatically after virtually bloodless procedure.
- Patients are often catheter free within 24 hours of the procedure.