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St. Mary urologists offer new treatment option for enlarged prostrate


St. Mary Comprehensive Urologic Specialists now offers a new steam therapy option for patients living with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate.

The Rezūm System, a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment, does not require general anesthesia and provides an effective alternative to a lifetime of taking BPH medications. Drs. Jamison S. Jaffe, Justin D. Harmon and Michael W. Bickell, urologists with St. Mary Comprehensive Urologic Specialists, now offer Rezūm as an in-office BPH treatment, which preserves sexual function and offers a rapid return to normal activities.

Rezūm uses the natural energy stores in water vapor, or steam, to treat the enlarged and obstructive prostate tissue that causes BPH symptoms such as frequency, urgency, irregular urine flow, weak urine stream, straining, and getting up at night to urinate. The water vapor is delivered into the targeted prostate tissue and condenses, causing the tissue to expire. In the weeks following a Rezūm procedure, the body’s natural healing response eliminates the treated tissue, shrinking the prostate. As the extra tissue is removed, the urethra opens back up, reducing BPH symptoms and improving the patient’s quality of life.

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