It is a method of evaporation of the tissues that cause obstruction in the urinary canal by using thermal water vapor energy in cases of benign prostate enlargement. Thus, the prostate shrinks and the urethra in the prostate is enlarged.
As in all other endoscopic prostate surgeries, it is advanced by entering from the tip of the penis with special tools and the prostate is reached. Then, with the help of needles placed in the prostate, water vapor is given to the prostate tissues, causing destruction in the cells that cause growth, and thus the prostate becomes smaller in the medium and long term.
Since the REZUM method in prostate enlargement is performed endoscopically with an optical camera and imaging system and is performed in the operating room, it can be called surgery. However, on the other hand, it is also called 'non-surgical solution to the prostate' as it can be easily applied to the penis with local anesthesia and the patient can be discharged within 1-2 hours.
The rezum method used in the treatment of benign prostate enlargement is a shorter procedure compared to other prostate surgeries. Although the duration of the procedure varies according to the size of the prostate, the average time is 15 minutes.
Studies have reported that rezum treatment leads to approximately 30% reduction in prostate volume in 6 months.
One of the most important advantages of Rezum treatment is that it can be easily performed with local anesthesia in patients with risky, elderly and many comorbidities.
Rezum treatment can be easily performed without significant pain with local anesthesia applied to the penis and perineal area. However, in individuals who are worried about the procedure, it can be easily performed by applying spinal anesthesia and sedative drugs.
Rezum treatment is performed by Associate Professor Arif Demirbaş at Bursa Doruk Nilüfer Hospital.
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Rezum method in prostate enlargement is not a procedure with serious side effects. Its negative effects on erection and ejaculation are minimal. Sometimes bleeding may occur a few days after the procedure. Burning and frequent urination after the catheter is removed are other side effects, which improve over time.
In each patient, the decision should be made by considering the examination and ultrasonography findings, the patient's other diseases and expectations from the surgery. Therefore, the 'best prostate surgery' is different for each patient. Which is The Best Methode for Prostate Surgery?