Dr. Sethi’s Story
Dr. Parminder Sethi is a doctor with a busy urology practice in California. He specializes in helping people with their urology problems and is passionate about his work. While he regularly helps patients with enlarged prostates find relief from their symptoms, a few years ago he started experiencing the symptoms himself. He would often wake up at night to use the restroom and he would visit the restroom more frequently during the day. He also would take longer each time he went. Slowly, over time, his symptoms got worse and they started affecting his life. Finally, Dr. Sethi decided to try Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy, a proven in-office therapy. Watch the video to learn more about his experience with Rezūm Therapy.
Dr. Sethi’s Rezūm Therapy Experience
I noticed that I was waking up at night a couple of times, during the day I was going a little bit more frequently, taking me a little bit longer in the bathroom. At that time, I did not do anything. But soon after, the symptoms got a little bit worse, so I started my medication at that time. There's a big trade-off. Keep taking the medications, keep tolerating the side effects, or you stop the medication and have your symptoms get worse.
My name is Dr. Parminder Sethi. I'm a urologist and I'm a specialist in urodynamics, neurourology, bladder dysfunction, minimally invasive procedures for the prostate. The medications took me through a few years, and then I started looking into other options. Going too frequently to the bathroom probably didn't bother me as much, but it bothered other people around me. That got me thinking, "Okay, well, this is the time I got to take an action and do something about it." Going to the movies. When I went with my wife and she'll say, "Why do you keep going to the bathroom every time? And now, the movie's over and you spent so much time in the bathroom.”
I do a lot of Rezūm procedure for my patients, so I thought, why not for myself? Rezūm procedure is a minimally invasive procedure, can be done in the office. You can come off your medications. It is also sexually preserving, which is also great for younger people and middle-aged people.
I finished my patient at about three o'clock, had my procedure at 3:30, I was home at 5:30. Did not restrict me from doing any workouts, any activities at home, driving. My overall pain during the procedure was about two to three out of 10. After the procedure, three to four out of 10, slight burning, slight touch of a little blood in the urine, but it improved gradually day by day. And within about two weeks, I was almost back to normal and did not even feel that I had a procedure done. But it improved gradually day by day.
My experience has been great. I stopped my medication. There aren't any side effects from it. And there was minimal discomfort from the procedure. I highly recommend it. Patients say, "If it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me." The greatest comment I've heard from patients coming back after the Rezūm procedure is, "Doctor, you made me a teenager again." A lot of other patients will say, "Why I'm like a 50-year-old now." They come back and they're so thrilled with the procedure that they're full of compliments. Having a Rezūm procedure done a few months ago has allowed me to resume my life, and my quality of life is much, much better.
All treatments have inherent and associated risks. The Rezūm System is intended to relieve symptoms, obstructions, and reduce prostate tissue associated with BPH. It is indicated for men ≥ 50 years of age with a prostate volume 30cm3 ≤ 80cm3. The Rezūm System is also indicated for treatment of prostate with hyperplasia of the central zone and/or a median lobe. Potential risks include but are not limited to painful urination (dysuria), blood in the urine (hematuria), blood in the semen (hematospermia), decrease in ejaculatory volume, suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), and urinary frequency, retention or urgency. You should talk with your doctor about benefits and risks before moving forward with any treatment option.
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