Rezum for Men with Enlarged Prostate Problems after Prostate Cancer Treatment with Radiation Therapy in New York City
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Rezum after Proton Therapy, Brachytherapy or IMRT for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer affects about 15% of men during their lifetime. About half the men with prostate cancer who require treatment for the malignancy receive radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy treatment options for prostate cancer include proton therapy, IMRT, and brachytherapy. All radiation treatments for prostate cancer can cause urinary symptoms due to underlying BPH as well as prostate swelling and edema induced by radiation therapy.
Common urinary symptoms after radiation therapy include slow urine stream, frequent urination, a sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, difficulty starting and stopping urination, and frequent urge to urinate.
While some of the symptoms may be related to radiation cystitis, frequently in men, symptoms of enlarged prostate contribute to the urinary problems experienced after radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Rezum Water Vapor Therapy for Enlarged Prostate After Radiation Therapy
Rezum therapy for BPH is an effective treatment option for men with an enlarged prostate who have undergone radiation therapy for prostate cancer and are experiencing chronic urinary symptoms attributable to an enlarged prostate.
At New York Urology Specialists, we have extensive experience in treating men with urinary symptoms after radiation therapy. Talk to us today to find out if you are a candidate for Rezum after radiation therapy.
Does Rezum Therapy for Enlarged Prostate Affect the Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer?
Rezum therapy causes apoptosis (cell death) of the prostate tissue adjacent to the urethra. As a result, Rezum therapy will not affect the success of radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. Rezum therapy does not interfere with the effectiveness of radiation therapy for the treatment of enlarged prostate after radiation therapy.
Is There an Increased Risk of UTI or Bleeding After Treatment with Rezum?
Adverse events such as UTIs, dysuria (pain with urination), hematuria (blood in the urine), and urgency may occur after Rezum therapy, but these are usually minor and resolve within a few weeks . Men who are treated for prostate cancer with radiation therapy may have more friable prostatic tissue and may experience more prolonged bleeding after treatment with Rezum therapy. Usually, the bleeding is minor and self-limited.
Rezum Therapy for Enlarged Prostate After Radiation Therapy: What to Expect
Usually, Rezum therapy can be performed in our office under local anesthesia. There is no special preparation necessary. You may eat and drink normally before and after the procedure. Most men require a temporary urinary catheter to be left in place after the procedure.
Other Treatment Options Available for Men with Enlarged Prostate After Prior Radiation Therapy
Medications such as Flomax and Uroxatral are effective for treating symptoms of enlarged prostate in most men who have had prior proton therapy, IMRT, or brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
UroLift procedure can also be effective in patients who were previously treated with radiation therapy for enlarged prostate. Patients who previously had permanently implanted prostate brachytherapy seeds may also be treated with Urolift procedure, but there is a concern that a number of Urolift stents may be deployed, but will not position in the right spot if they encounter a brachytherapy seed in their way. This does not predispose the patient to any risks but can increase the cost of the treatment significantly.
Other treatment options for enlarged prostate and urinary retention after radiation therapy include bipolar TURP, laser enucleation of the prostate, HOLEP procedure among others.
Where to Get REZUM Water Vapor Therapy for Enlarged Prostate in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day treatment for urinary problems and enlarged prostate men.
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. We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is an experienced urologist who has treated hundreds of men with an enlarged prostate. He is one of the few urologists who offers a 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.
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 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 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.
Scheduling Appointments for Enlarged Prostate Treatment at New York Urology Specialists
We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.
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 fits your needs, your 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:
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom Viagra and Cialis do not work.
- Penile Pain During Sex
- Impotence in men with diabetes.
- Burning during urination
- Premature Ejaculation
- Frequent urination
- Urinary retention
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
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.
We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.