Rezum Procedure for Treatment of BPH at New York Urology Specialists

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD

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REZUM for BPH– a New Treatment Option for Men with Enlarged Prostate

REZUM procedure involves delivery of heat generated by radiofrequency energy that is converted to water vapor.  REZUM generated water vapor is injected under high pressure through a special REZUM delivery device into the prostate tissue which causes destruction of prostate tissue that blocks urine flow.  

How Effective is REZUM?

REZUM procedure has been studied in randomized controlled trial, which is the highest level of scientific evidence.  REZUM study demonstrated that REZUM procedure is at least as effective as medications for treatment of enlarged prostate.

After REZUM procedure, men can expect to have less urinary frequency, urgency and urge incontinence symptoms. Many men also experience fewer trips to the bathroom at night which allows them to get better rest.

What is Rezum Procedure for Enlarged Prostate

Rezum is an innovative procedure that has proven to be very effective in treatment of men with enlarged prostate. Rezum procedure can help men with frequent urination, urinary urgency and slow urine stream to improve their symptoms.  Rezum may also help men who need to wake up at night to urinate to pee less often.

How is Rezum Procedure Performed?

Rezum procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia.  The treatment takes less than 30 minutes to do.  Patient is able to go home shortly after the procedure. 

Who is a Candidate for Rezum Procedure?

Men with symptoms of enlarged prostate such as slow urine stream, feeling of incomplete bladder emptying or needing to strain to push urine out and frequent urination are candidates for REZUM.  Men who are not in urinary retention and do not have kidney function problem caused by BPH are usually good candidates for REZUM.  

Men who are concerned about their ejaculation function and do not wish to take daily medications or have intolerable side effects to medications are good candidates for REZUM procedure.

What Insurances Cover Rezum procedure for BPH?

Many insurances including CIGNA, AETNA, UnitedHealthcare, GHI, EmblemHealth as well as 1199 cover the cost of treatment with REZUM procedure for enlarged prostate.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: (646) 663-4044

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is an experienced urologists who has treated  hundreds of men with enlarged prostate.  He is one of the few urologists who offers full range of treatment options for BPH including REZUM procedure, Urolift for BPH, and laser prostate enucleation.  Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger  is a board certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for urinary problems in men including BPH, frequent urination, slow urine stream, enlarged prostate and urinary tract infections.