New therapy option for patients with enlarged prostate available at St. Mary

The Rezūm System is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require general anesthesia and provides an alternative to a lifetime of taking BPH medications

The Times

St. Mary Comprehensive Urologic Specialists now offers a new steam therapy option for patients living with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate.

The Rezūm System, a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment, does not require general anesthesia and provides an effective alternative to a lifetime of taking BPH medications.

Jamison S. Jaffe, DO, Justin D. Harmon, DO, and Michael W. Bickell, DO, urologists with St. Mary Comprehensive Urologic Specialists, now offer Rezūm as an in-office BPH treatment, which preserves sexual function and offers a rapid return to normal activities.

BPH is one of the top 10 most common and costly conditions affecting 14 million American men aged 50 or older, with nearly a million new diagnoses each year. BPH causes significant quality of life issues including lack of sleep, anxiety, challenges with sexual function and limits to daily activities.

Rezūm uses the natural energy stores in water vapor, or steam, to treat the enlarged and obstructive prostate tissue that causes BPH symptoms such as frequent, urgent and irregular urine flow, weak urine stream, straining, and getting up at night to urinate. The water vapor is delivered into the targeted prostate tissue and condenses, causing the tissue to expire.

In the weeks following a Rezūm procedure, the body’s natural healing response eliminates the treated tissue, shrinking the prostate. As the extra tissue is removed, the urethra opens back up, reducing BPH symptoms and improving the patient’s quality of life. Studies have shown that the steam treatment provides durable symptom relief and allows men to retain sexual function, in contrast with surgical treatments.

“At St. Mary Comprehensive Urologic Specialists, we are dedicated to bringing our patients new treatment options that can greatly improve quality of life,” said Jaffe.

“With this steam-based treatment, we have a minimally invasive, lasting and cost-effective alternative for treating enlarged prostate. It’s a great option, and well worth considering for patients who may be frustrated with medications and who are not interested in surgical treatments,” said Harmon.

To make an appointment, call 215–710–4490.