What is the Rezum system for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The Rezum system (NxThera, Inc, Maple Grove MN) uses radiofrequency energy to turn sterile water into vapor or steam, which is convectively delivered directly into the obstructive prostate tissue. [41] The Rezum procedure has been approved by the FDA for treatment of BPH, and the AUA considers the procedure a viable treatment for BPH (ie, neither investigational nor experimental).


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