RAK Hospital introduces innovative Steam Treatment for men suffering from enlarged prostate
The 10 minutes Rezum water-vapour procedure is non-surgical, safe and requires no hospital stay
Common problem in men over 50, affects around one in three
9 November, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Providing an easy, safer and non-invasive alternative for the treatment of enlarged prostate, RAK Hospital has now launched a brand new innovative Rezum water-vapor treatment.
The non-surgical option relieves benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate gland enlargement and can be conducted as a day care procedure without the need for hospitalization. Moreover, the quick procedure takes only about 10-15 minutes and doesn’t require general anesthesia as usually necessary for previous treatment options.
“We have always believed in bringing the latest and most innovative technologies for effective and safer treatment. With the launch of the new Rezum treatment for enlarged prostate, patients can benefit immensely by utilizing the expertise of our hospital and the expert medical team. The new, one-of-its kind therapy is a great alternative to the traditional choices since the results have been very impressive”, commented Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital.
Prostate enlargement is a common problem for men over 50. By age 60, over 50% of men face this problem and by age 85 the percentage climbs to 90%. Traditionally, patients suffering with prostate enlargement have been receiving treatment through medications or surgery. The TURP procedure to treat the condition takes about an hour and requires 2-3 days in hospital.
“The new Rezum therapy, however, is a minimally invasive treatment option, reduces the risk of associated complications such as bleeding, incontinence and sexual dysfunction and takes 10-15 minutes under local anesthesia with patients able to go home the same day” said Dr Dinanath Thakar, Consultant Urologist and Head of Department at RAK Hospital.
“The water vapor treatment works by delivering very small amounts of steam to the enlarged prostate which damages the cells causing obstruction, thus reducing the overall size and the associated symptoms”, added Dr Thakar.
BPH is an excess growth of prostate tissue that compresses and obstructs the urethra, reducing the flow of urine from the bladder and sometimes blocking it entirely. Symptoms include waking up multiple times during the night to urinate; frequency, urgency, irregular and weak urinary flow; anxiety; challenges with sexual function and limitations on daily activities.
When the bladder is not emptied completely the risk of developing urinary tract infection increases. Other serious problems can also develop over time, including bladder stones, blood in the urine, incontinence and an inability to urinate. In rare cases, bladder or kidney damage can also occur as a consequence.
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