Rezum Procedure for Treatment of BPH at New York Urology Specialists

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4044.

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

The REZUM procedure involves the delivery of heat generated by the 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 leads to the destruction of prostate tissue that blocks urine flow.  

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist and specialist in the treatment of enlarged prostate.   He is one of the first urologists in the US and NYC to offer Rezum as a treatment for enlarged prostate.

How Effective is REZUM?

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

After the REZUM procedure, men can expect to experience 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 the treatment of men with an enlarged prostate. Rezum procedure can help men with frequent urination, urinary urgency, and a 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.

The Rezum procedure uses water steam to destroy prostate tissue that blocks the urinary flow.

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know? Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed over 1,000 surgeries and procedures for enlarged prostate including Rezum, Urolift, prostate enucleation, laser ablation of the prostate, and TURP.  He performs around 100 prostate procedures a year.

How is the Rezum Procedure Performed?

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

Who is a Candidate for the Rezum Procedure?

Men with symptoms of the 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 problems 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 the REZUM procedure.

Rezum For Men with Enlarged Lateral Lobes of the Prostate and Enlarged Median Lobe of the Prostate

Rezum is an effective treatment option for men who experience symptoms of BPH caused by an enlarged median lobe of the prostate. Rezum can also help men with large ‘kissing’ lateral lobes of the prostate.

Treatment of Complicated Problems Caused by Enlarged Problems

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is experienced with treating men with Rezum after prostate radiation for prostate cancer, men who failed treatment with medications and other treatments including prostate microwave, prostate needle ablation, Greenlight laser among others.  We also perform the Rezum procedure for men who have previously been treated for erectile dysfunction with a penile implant.

We have also successfully treated men with urinary retention with the Rezum procedure. While not every man with urinary retention is a good candidate for Rezum, it can be effective for many men.

Where to Get REZUM Water Vapor Therapy for Enlarged Prostate in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer specialized treatment for enlarged prostate with Rezum for men.  Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4044 or make an appointment online.  

We perform a cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, prostate, and bladder ultrasound in our office.  We offer Urolift procedure, Rezum water-vapor procedure in our office, and laser enucleation of the prostate in a hospital setting.  We treat urinary and erection problems. We offer confidential appointments.

Our appointment costs are affordable with or without insurance.  We offer free insurance verification.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is among the most experienced Rezum surgeons. 

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment of Enlarged Prostate (BPH) at New York Urology Specialists

We offer treatment for prostate problems including slow urine stream, frequent urination at night, difficulty emptying the bladder, and other problems to patients within driving distance to our offices as well as from other states and countries.  Our patients come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, and over 70 countries worldwide.

Cost of Enlarged Prostate Treatment without Insurance

At New York Urology Specialists we offer affordable treatment for men. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs. 

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer a flat-fee ‘all-cost-included’ Rezum procedure.  The procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. Men from other states can save thousands of dollars over local hospital fees by coming to New York Urology Specialists for treatment.  Please contact us for current prices and discounts for patients without insurance or with high insurance deductibles.

Cost of Treatment and Insurances

At New York Urology Specialists we offer affordable treatment for men. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs. 

We accept many health insurance plans.  We would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits and to provide you with detailed information on your health plan’s coverage.  Financing options and credit options are available to help you pay for medical care.

What Insurances Cover the Rezum Procedure for BPH?

Most insurances including CIGNA, AETNA, Anthem BCBS, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare, GHI, EmblemHealth, as well as 1199 cover the cost of treatment with the REZUM procedure for enlarged prostate.  Please contact us so that we can verify your insurance coverage. Affordable payment options are available for patients without insurance.

How Soon Can I Expect to See Benefits after Rezum Procedure?

It typically takes about 1 month after the Rezum procedure to notice an improvement in urinary symptoms including improvement in urinary urgency, frequency, and urinary stream. The maximum benefit is typically achieved about 3-6 months after the procedure.  Studies show that the benefit persists for at least 5 years after the REZUM procedure for the treatment of enlarged prostate symptoms. 

Studies show that the IPSS (AUA) symptom score which measures the severity of urinary symptoms improves by more than 50% from 22 to 10 (lower is better) over a period of 3 months post-procedure.

The urinary stream starts to noticeably improve about 1 month after the procedure and reaches peak benefit about 3 months after.  Studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Rezum in improving urine flow.  Uroflow measurement of urine stream, Qmax, the measurement of urine stream strength improves from 10 ml/sec before the procedure to 15 (higher is better) 6 months after the procedure; improvements persist at 4-5 years with Qmax of 13. 

The benefit of the Rezum procedure is comparably greater to the benefits one would expect from medications.  Urine strength is not comparable to surgical treatment with prostate enucleation where you would expect Qmax of >20 (higher is better) after treatment.  There is some trade-off between efficacy and side effects.

Quality of life after REZUM, as reported by patients, improves by 50% with symptoms improving maximally by 3 months after Rezum and staying at the same level for 3 years in the study.

Significantly, REZUM is just as effective in men with median lobe as in men without median lobe with IPSS symptom improvement similar between the two groups.

What is significant is that the failure rate of 4% after treatment at 3 years is very low.

Studies show that there is no significant change in ejaculation function or erection quality after 3 years.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence, and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate in men
  • We offer treatment options for enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, UTI, and urinary incontinence in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.  
  • Extensive experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as Urolift procedure, Rezum surgery, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination, and tibial neuromodulation.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are conveniently located within a 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking BPH treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

What do Prostate Problems Look Like?

You can find images of uroflow as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Enlarged Prostate Treatment at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4044.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist and specialist in the treatment of urinary problems in men.  He is one of the few urologists who offers a full range of treatment options for BPH (enlarged prostate).  He specializes in all aspects of care for men with an enlarged prostate and urinary problems including frequent urination at night, difficulty emptying the bladder, urinary urgency, and incontinence.  He has successfully treated thousands of men with urinary problems including urinary retention, painful urination, and frequent urination.


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Recommendation
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Therefore I would like to recommend you to anyone who need your services.

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by on Jul 18, 2019

Staff were all very welcoming. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger was very knowledgeable and attentive during my time spent with him.

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by on Jul 15, 2019

I was very satisfied with the rezum surgery.

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by on Jul 09, 2019

Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!

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by on Jul 06, 2019

I am a 54 year-old male who is extremely happy with my care at New York Urology Specialists. I came to see Dr. Alex out of near desperation after consulting with three other urologists. Literally over one night, I began experiencing severe penile pain and burning. None of the other urologists were able to help diagnose what my problem was and seemingly didn't take my problem very seriously. In fact, one of them specifically told me at it had nothing to do with my prostate. After 6 weeks of suffering, I saw Dr. Alex. He examined me and gave me some tests and lab work. He very quickly ascertained that my problem was due to an enlarged prostate. He proscribed medicine to deal with my pain in the short-term and keep my prostate size in check over the long-term. My problem quickly disappeared. Today, 5 years later, I feel great. Dr, Alex listens to you as a patient, takes your opinion and health concerns seriously and knows his field inside-and-out so that you can get proper treatment for your problem. I can't thank him enough for diagnosing and solving my malady - you sometimes can't appreciate a problem until you have it. Getting rid of it and getting back to normal is so important - I am so glad that I saw Dr. Alex for my problem.

Highly grateful
by on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very patient, understanding and caring doctor. I came to take opinion on my father’s treatment going on in my home country. Highly satisfied from his responses. He even responded to so many of my queries through patient portal . Highly grateful.

My experience
by on Nov 08, 2018

I had a Rezum procedure done a couple of months ago and now my symptoms have improved and quality of life has significantly changed. The Doctor and staff are excellent and I am very satisfied with the services - the surgery and post care. Would highly recommend Dr. Shteynshlyuger.

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by on Oct 24, 2018

I have been a patient of another Urologist for years, with no positive results. Then I learned about Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger through a TV newscast. I immediately decided to have a consultation with him. Best decision I ever made!!! Dr. Alex performed the Rezum procedure and has literally changed my life. I highly recommend Dr. Alex and his staff to anyone who wants the most caring, capable and result oriented urological medical care. Thumbs up to Dr. Alex and staff!!!!!!!!!

First class Surgeon & staff
by on Sep 24, 2018

From the very appointment to the last follow-up visit, I felt I was at the right place and with the right people around me. Dr. Alex Stheynshlyuger and his staff made it easy and confortable. I would recommend them to every man.

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Wyts Wyts recommends New York Urology Specialists via Facebook. September 15, 2018 · Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional staff members. This office i highly recommend for any and all Urology matters. Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is very professional and knowledgable easy to communicate with. Thanks Dr Alex

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by on Sep 15, 2018

I am very please and satisfied with everything that has been offorded to me by New York Urology Specialist Office.....Dr Alex

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by on Sep 01, 2018

Dr Alex and his staff are through professionals in every sense of the word. From initial diagnosis to a period of evaluating and ruling out options, we decided upon a surgical solution, which appears for the most part to have corrected the issue. Thanks to Ana, and the staff, especially Dr. Alex for treating me so well. Best regards, Lee

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by on Aug 16, 2018

Outstanding service

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by on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyugerand is careful, patient, experienced. Uses innovative approaches, that actually yield results. He is indeed a good doctor, in every sense

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by on Nov 19, 2017

I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.

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by on Sep 14, 2017

I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.

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by on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you New York Urology Specialists for helping with my problem. The doctor and the staff are great!

Worth the wait
by on Nov 15, 2014

I went to see Dr. Shteynshlyuger for a second opinion about a urinary problem after having a continuing issue for many months that wasn\'t getting better. He seemed very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Cons: If you\'re not the first patient the wait can be LONG.

Excellent doctor
by on Jul 03, 2014

I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.

My cramps and burning are gone
by on May 23, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex – Since starting the [treatment], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years. Charles M. Date: 2013

Thank you for excellent care
by on Jan 07, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013

We appreciate all that you did to help my dad
by on Sep 17, 2012

Dear Dr. Alex – I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all of the care you have gave to my father during his illness. We appreciate all that you did to help my dad through his illness. We wanted to be sure to let you know how much it meant to us. Sincerely Joanne R.

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.

Urinary Problems Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman

At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems caused by enlarged prostate and BPH in men.  We understand the challenges that urinary problems such as a slow stream, waking up at night, pain in the penis and perineum create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for your urinary problems that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with symptoms caused by prostate enlargement including frequent urination, poor urine flow, frequent UTI, blood in urine, urinary incontinence, urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, prior surgery, neuropathy, chemotherapy, and radiation. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman who desire an effective treatment for their urinary problems.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s prostate problems.

We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of bladder pain, urethral burning, pelvic discomfort, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and urgency.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Men’s Health Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4044 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods including Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation, Rezum for BPH, prostate enucleation for enlarged prostate, and Urolift procedure.  

He has successfully treated hundreds of men with BPH with symptoms of frequent urination during the day and excessive urination at night.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4044.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.