Urology Institute of Central Florida announced that it was named the only Rezum Center of Excellence in the southeastern United States by Boston Scientific, according to a press release.
Using Rezum Water Vapor Therapy, Dr. James W. Young III is a leader in this innovative treatment option, which attracts patients throughout the country. Dr. Young has completed 800 procedures. The minimally invasive, in-office procedure is for men looking to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms.
Rezum therapy uses natural water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting relief from BPH without invasive surgery or the potential side effects of prescription drugs.
BPH is a condition in which a man’s prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra, causing frustrating symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate. It affects about 50 percent of men by age 60 and 90 percent of men by age 85.
“As many men get older, their prostate gland enlarges, which may squeeze the urethra and obstruct the flow of urine,” Dr. Young says. “Some minimally invasive procedures many only treat BPH symptoms, not the underlying condition. What’s great about Rezum therapy is that it does not require general anesthesia and helps most men see symptom improvement within a few weeks. Patients typically return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.”