Recently, the Vithas Xanit Internacional hospital in Benalmádena has incorporated a new technique that allows treating the prostate with water vapor.
It is a non-invasive technique that has been used for some years in countries such as the United States, Sweden, Canada and the United Kingdom, and is now being introduced in Spain, with Vithas Xanit Internacional hospital being the first in the province of Malaga that has this new technique.
What is this new technique?
This new treatment, called the Rezum technique, uses water vapor to treat the prostate, more specifically benign prostatic hyperplasia, which consists of an enlarged prostate gland, so that it gradually begins to press the bladder causing problems such as difficulty when urinating, painful urination, constant need to go to the bathroom and urinary incontinence, among other symptoms.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a very common pathology that affects more than 50% of men from 50 years of age, and its prevalence continues to increase with age, so that after 80 years it affects almost 90%.
The new Rezum technique consists of injecting water vapor directly into the prostate, so that this causes the cell death of tissue that has grown excessively, which is subsequently eliminated by the body itself. This avoids the consequences of this excessive growth and the problems it causes.
What advantages does this new technique provide?
The new Rezum technique provides important advantages over conventional prostate treatments:
- With this treatment, the risk of retrograde ejaculation presented by other conventional treatments is eliminated in more than 90% of cases. In addition, this treatment allows to preserve the prostate and all its functions and hardly causes bleeding in the patient during and after the intervention.
- The intervention is very fast, safe and effective: it is an outpatient procedure that lasts only 3 to 7 minutes and does not require an operating room or anesthesia.
In summary, it is a minimally invasive technique in which the associated risks and side effects are considerably reduced.
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