REZŪM® FOR BPH IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
A minimally-invasive solution to BPH and Other Urinary Problems
Getting up to use the bathroom a bunch of times at night is a sign of an enlarged prostate. Stop suffering from the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment of an enlarged prostate.
Learn how Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy could help, with Dr. Hatchett of the Urology Institute.
Have you heard about the Rezūm® System?
The Rezūm System is an advanced option for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, which is medically termed as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This technology became approved by the FDA in 2015, making it one of the newest solutions for BPH and the various urologic symptoms associated with it.
A natural alternative to surgery, Rezūm treats the cause of your BPH, so you can get back to your life. Are you displaying symptoms of BPH? Click here to take the quiz.
Minimally-Invasive BPH Treatment
Rezūm is a minimally invasive technology that utilizes the thermal energy in water vapor to shrink the excess tissue of the prostate that presses on the urethra and causes a variety of urinary problems. Such problems often include symptoms and conditions that include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequent urge to urinate
- A weak stream of urine
- Obstructed urinary outflow
What happens during treatment with Rezūm®?
To perform this procedure, Dr. Hatchett will inject the water vapor (steam) into the targeted prostate tissue. Once injected, the steam will use its natural energy to remove excess prostate tissue that is pressing on the urethra. With the lesions now gone, the urinary channel is now freely open as it should be, which will gradually resolve the patient’s urinary issues.
The Rezūm System is performed entirely within your provider’s office in approximately 5 minutes or less. This simple procedure will require a few days to take full effect, during which time patients will have a catheter in place to assist in urination until anticipated swelling subsides. A few days after your treatment is performed, you will return to Dr. Hatchett to have this catheter removed, and that’s it! Symptoms will continue to improve for months to come, though patients typically notice the greatest effect of the Rezūm System during the first two weeks after it is implemented.
This treatment is associated with only mild to moderate side effects, which generally consist of some discomfort soon after the procedure is performed. Of course, if you notice any abnormal side effects or symptoms then you should contact Dr. Hatchett to have them fully evaluated as soon as possible.
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Where is the Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy procedure performed?
Rezūm Therapy can be performed in a short visit at Dr. Hatchett’s office, a clinic, or another outpatient setting.
Is Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy covered by insurance?
Rezūm Therapy is considered a covered benefit by Medicare and most private insurances. Patients should verify their benefits with their provider in advance of the scheduled procedure.
How quickly do patients experience symptom relief?
Clinical studies show that most men experience symptom relief as soon as two weeks after treatment with Rezūm Therapy, and maximum benefit may occur within three months.² As with any procedure, patient responses can vary.
How soon can patients return to regular activities?
Clinical studies show that following treatment with Rezūm Therapy, most men return to regular activities within a few days.¹ Dr. Hatchett will make personal recommendations on resuming activity.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about the Rezūm System or would like to discuss how Dr. Hatchett can treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, we encourage you to call (618) 998-8500 and schedule an appointment today.
- McVary KT, Gange SN, Gittelman MC et al. Minimally invasive prostate convective water vapor energy (WAVE) ablation: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol. 2016 May;195(5):1529-38.
- Boston Scientific Market Research: Understanding Today’s BPH Patient, August 30, 2018.