Rezum Treatment Melbourne

Men are statistically much less likely than women to seek medical care.
The urologists at the Melbourne Urology Centre are experts in diagnosing and treating medical conditions specific to men. Learn more about our services.

Rezum Therapy for Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Rezum treatment is a minimally-invasive thermal water vapour (steam) therapy for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). The Rezum system utilizes technology that is delivered through a handheld device using cystoscopy (keyhole surgery). The radiofrequency generated water vapor in the form of steam delivers thermal energy to the enlarged prostatic tissue. This leads into the natural process of apoptosis (programmed cell death). Your body’s natural immune system will absorb the tissue allowing a more open channel for improved voiding/urinary flow. Rezum treatment does not require any cutting, it is a minimally-invasive prostate surgery that could be done in a clinic. Recovery is quicker allowing for early return to normal daily activities.

Doctors Shekib Shahbaz and Tony de Sousa of Melbourne Urology Centre were two of only a select few Victorian urologists to be first trained and accredited in this exciting new technology. They are happy to discuss and offer REZUM treatment in Melbourne. They offer a personalized service and can discuss your options including suitability for this treatment. They also offer a full range of surgical options for enlarged prostate (BPH), including:


• HOLEP (holmium laser enucleation of prostate or green light prostate laser surgery)
• TURP (transurethral prostate resection)

Who should consider Rezum treatment?

Those experiencing symptoms of prostate enlargement (BPH)

• Weak stream of urine
• Cannot empty your bladder
• Stopping and starting when urinating
• Straining to begin urination
• An increased need to urinate
• Interrupted sleep because of the need to urinate
• Infections due to enlarged prostate

Those who have enlarged prostate symptoms and want to seek a safe and effective, minimally-invasive end to these symptoms

Those who do not want to use or want to stop use of daily medications for treating enlarged prostate due to side effects

Those who want to improve their quality of life to what it was before BPH symptoms

Advantages of Rezum

Rezum is a simple, safe, minimally-invasive, effective procedure with minimal downtime to get rid of the bothersome symptoms of enlarged prostate (BPH)

• Rezum system technology is proven to work safely and effectively with TGA approval. There is three years data from US studies to the systems efficacy, durability and reproducibility
• Rezum eliminates the need for lifelong use of medications
• Rezum surgery decreases enlarged prostate symptoms as soon as a few weeks
• Down time after surgery is minimal
• Rezum therapy has minimal to no risk of retrograde ejaculation or sexual dysfunction

What to expect during and after Rezum treatment?

The Rezum prostate surgery does not involve any cutting and may require an indwelling catheter. In the appropriately selected patients can take up to 10 minutes to complete the procedure, and is minimally invasive with very minor pain or discomfort.
The recovery is done at home and in most cases normal activities can be resumed as soon as 3-5 days.
During the first 2-4 weeks after Rezum treatment, you could experience symptoms of discomfort when urinating, an increased need to urinate, and/or blood in the urine or semen.

Are you suitable for this treatment?

Melbourne Urology Centre offers Rezum treatment in Melbourne to local and interstate patients. Your case will be thoroughly evaluated including discussion of other appropriate management options such as Urolift, TURP and HOLEP (laser surgery). Doctors Shahbaz and de Sousa will assess every aspect of your condition to ensure that this treatment is appropriate in your case.


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