Finding Relief with Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy
Jerry is 58 years old and lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children. A busy professional, he is an estate, trust and business lawyer, and serves on the board of his local hospital and scholarship foundation.
I just couldn’t get a good night’s sleep.
I started experiencing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, in my early 50s. I was going to the bathroom more often and urgently and waking up at least three times a night.
So I reached out to a doctor I trusted.
I’d met Dr. Richard Levin, a urologist with Chesapeake Urology, years ago when our children played soccer together. Dr. Levin diagnosed my enlarged prostate condition and prescribed medications to manage my symptoms.
I took two different medications for about five years. While I didn’t have side effects, I also didn’t have total relief. I felt less pressure but still had to make frequent trips to the bathroom. I was also frustrated with insurance issues – my health plan kept asking for prior authorizations. The process was getting more complicated each time I filled my prescription.
My symptoms got worse with time, so we looked at solutions beyond medication.
Dr. Levin then recommended Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy, a new steam treatment for enlarged prostate. He advised that it’s a short, in-office procedure. I learned that the majority of men who are treated with Rezūm Therapy don’t have to pursue more invasive surgical options later for their BPH symptoms.
I decided to get the treatment and had Rezūm Therapy in March 2020. The treatment itself only lasted 15 minutes. I had local anesthesia, so I was awake during the procedure and felt some brief discomfort. But it was over very quickly, and then I was able to go home and start my recovery.
Pretty soon, I noticed improvements.
By the fourth week after my treatment, I was sleeping through the night and having fewer trips to the bathroom. I no longer need BPH medication or have to deal with my insurance. I’m very happy with the results, and my family and friends have noticed the difference.
A few minutes of discomfort was definitely worth the positive impact on my quality of life. If you’re experiencing BPH, talk to a doctor about Rezūm Therapy. It was well worth it for me.
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.
Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results may vary.
Individual recovery varies. Experience may not be representative of all cases.
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