Rezum BPH Treatment After a TURP

Medical illustration of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) which has many treatments to help you reduce symptoms including TURP and Rezum with Dr. Akash Kapadia

Minimally invasive benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH therapy has made tremendous leaps in technology and effectiveness over the past several decades. Today, prostatic enlargement can be managed in several ways, none of which is more exciting than in-office therapies, which combine similar effectiveness of more invasive treatments with greater safety and generally fewer side effects.

Dr. Kapadia often uses Rezum BPH therapy, which employs steam to ablate or destroy excess prostatic tissue. However, many men have undergone a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate or TURP and now are experiencing renewed urinary symptoms. These men can take comfort in knowing that minimally invasive in-office Rezum therapy may still be available to them.

Of course, the first step in understanding the best course of action requires a consultation with Dr. Kapadia. Dr. Kapadia will first perform a test known as a cystoscopy to evaluate the regrowth of the prostatic tissue. Symmetric growth can often be treated in the office, while asymmetric growth may require another TURP.

How Does an In-Office Procedure Benefit the Patient?

When patients understand they have a minimally invasive, effective, and safe in-office procedure that does not preclude the use of other, more invasive procedures, they are typically not only surprised but excited. Indeed, there are several advantages of in-office therapy like Rezum versus a surgical treatment like TURP. Ultimately, the patient experiences less discomfort, lower risk, and excellent durability while only requiring a few quick trips to the office for treatment.

For more information about minimally invasive in-office BPH procedures, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kapadia. You don’t have to live with many of the symptoms of BPH, even if you have had a previous procedure.