REZUM for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition of the prostate gland that obstructs the passage of urine from the bladder.  Urinary symptoms associated with an enlargement of the prostate gland that occurs due to ageing may include frequent urination during the day and night, hesitancy in urination, urgency to urinate, and a weak urinary stream.  It is important to note that this condition is often NOT associated with prostate cancer. In fact, if your PSA blood test is elevated and you are experiencing urinary symptoms, it is more likely you have BPH and not prostate cancer since BPH can also elevate your PSA levels. It is always recommended that you consult your physician in interpreting your PSA levels.

REZUM Prostate Surgery With Clearpoint Health

Men from across Canada and all over the world come to Clearpoint Health in Toronto for REZUM prostate surgery. Our board-certified urologists are highly skilled in performing this procedure. Our goal is to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

#103 – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4

Treatment for BPH

Initial treatment for those who are experiencing urinary difficulties begins with medication, however should that become ineffective and urinary symptoms continue to get worse, surgery on the prostate gland may be warranted.

What is REZUM Prostate Surgery?

REZUM is an innovative minimally-invasive procedure to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Clinical studies show that many men living with BPH experience symptom relief with REZUM Water Vapor Therapy and preserves erectile and urinary function.

What to Expect with REZUM Surgery

REZUM is provided as a day surgery procedure and is relatively quick taking approximately 30 minutes.  The surgeon works to remove the blockage within the prostate gland by inserting a scope and delivering sterile water vapour (steam) into the prostate gland in a very focal and precise way thus removing the blockage allowing an improvement in urine flow.  This technique avoids the short and long-term side effects of other BPH treatments including TURP and the Green Light Laser TURP.

Recovery After REZUM Surgery

Though patient responses can vary, most men experience symptom relief as soon as 1-2 weeks after the treatment, and improvements continue for up to 3 months.  Current clinical studies demonstrate sustained symptom improvement out to 4 years and studies are ongoing to determine longer term patient outcomes.  No long term BPH treatment or medications will be required following your REZUM procedure.

What Are the Risks?

All treatments have inherent and associated risks. The REZUM System is intended to relieve symptoms and obstructions, and reduce prostate tissue associated with BPH. 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.  Your surgeon will review this with you during your consultation.

Next Steps: Book your REZUM prostate surgery consultation

If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board-certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation, your patient care adviser will discuss your medical history, preparing for surgery, and any potential risks or complications.