Rezum system for benign prostate hyperplasia
The Rezum® System is an innovative new treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). The London Clinic is one of the first private hospitals in London to offer patients this revolutionary, minimally-invasive treatment which reduces the distressing urinary symptoms of BPH, without affecting sexual function.
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia is a common condition in men over 50 years of age. It is not usually a serious threat to health, but causes problems with the flow of urine, interrupting sleep, and affecting wellbeing.
The Urology specialists at The London Clinic use medication and surgery to treat BPH. For people who don’t want to take drugs long-term or undergo surgery, the Rezum System is a fast, effective, and precise alternative.
The Rezum System uses heat energy to destroy prostate tissue and shrink the gland. The System is safe, effective and clinically proven to ease symptoms and improve quality of life.
Why choose The London Clinic
Excellence in one place
We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
What's included in your package?
Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Your treatment package will include:
- Enhanced pre-admission assessment
- Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.
How to pay
- You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
- You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
- If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis
The Rezum System offers an effective alternative to lifelong medication and prostate surgery. Surgical and medical treatments for BPH can cause side-effects, including sexual dysfunction.
The Rezum System uses precisely targeted steam to reduce the size of the prostate, improving urinary symptoms, and preserving normal sexual function.
The procedure is performed as a day case with no need for a general anaesthetic, avoiding the risks and complications of surgery. The treatment is quick, painless, and there is less downtime following treatment. Most men can get back to living a full and active life within a few days.
Most men get relief from symptoms as early as two weeks after the procedure, and improvements can continue for as long as three months. Research has shown that patients still benefit four years after treatment with the Rezum System.
The specialist Urology service at The London Clinic will evaluate your suitability for treatment with the Rezum System. The world-leading Urologists will carefully assess your symptoms and discuss the effect they’re having on your life.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia causes problems with passing urine. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Difficulty starting the flow of urine
- Needing to pass urine more frequently
- A weak urine stream
- Feeling that the bladder isn’t emptying completely
- Dribbling after passing urine
- Getting up at night to go to the toilet
- Urgency when you need to pass urine Incontinence and leaking of urine
Your consultant may order some investigations to gather more information. They will then discuss the potential therapeutic options, answer any questions, and develop a bespoke treatment plan.
The Rezum System treatment at The London Clinic is carried out as a day-case procedure. This is usually done under general anaesthetic or under sedation in most cases. Occasionally, it can be performed under local anaesthetic.Your Urologist will discuss your options and ensure you are comfortable throughout.
A narrow, flexible telescope is carefully inserted into the penis; this allows your consultant to view the prostate and accurately target treatment. A fine needle injects water vapour directly into the prostate gland.
The thermal energy progressively shrinks the obstructive prostate tissue, with improvements first becoming apparent around two weeks after the procedure.
Treatment is quick and straightforward, taking between three and seven minutes. You should experience minimal pain or discomfort.
All treatments have potential side-effects. The London Clinic’s experienced Urology consultants, together with the skilled nursing and support staff, work to minimise risks and support your safe recovery.
The Rezum System has been shown to be generally safe. Potential problems include:
- Painful urination
- Blood in the urine
- Blood in the semen
- A decrease in the volume of the ejaculate
- Urinary tract infection.
Your consultant will explain the risks and benefits of treatment and answer all your questions and concerns.
Your recovery will depend on your general health and wellbeing. However, most people can return to normal activities within a few days. Many men can pass urine naturally after the procedure, but patients will need to go home with a catheter for the first few days.
Your Urology Consultant will arrange a post-op appointment to discuss the effectiveness of the treatment and check that you are healthy and happy with your results.
In accordance with NICE, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, the Urology consultants work with highly-trained multidisciplinary teams to discuss and plan your treatment.
The specialist Urology team, together with state-of-the-art facilities and innovative treatments, ensures patients receive exceptional Urology care at The London Clinic.
Find out more information about Rezum® water vapour therapy at the Boston Scientific website.