The Rezum® Procedure Performed at Z Urology

The Rezum® Procedure Performed at Z Urology

The new Rezum® Procedure performed right here at Z Urology, very well may be a miracle cure for BPH aka Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It seems like it very much is, and the patients that have had the procedure here at Z Urology would attest to that.

What Does the Rezum® Procedure Do?

To know what the Rezum® procedure does, let’s first go over some prostate facts. The prostate is an organ in men that surrounds the urethra. And as it grows, it impinges or compresses the urethra and makes it difficult to urinate causing some significant, irritating symptoms. An enlarged prostate, also known as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), is a condition many men face as they get older. It affects half of men by age 60 and a whopping 70% of men over 60.

The problem is, is that BPH can sneak up on a lot of men, who eventually realize they are having to use the bathroom all the time, especially at night. Getting up once or twice now becomes three or four times. This obviously can become a problem.

Introducing the ‘miracle’ procedure, Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy.

Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy is a new revolutionary solution that actually treats enlarged prostates and not just the symptoms. The therapy works as steam is injected into the prostate where it destroys the excess prostate tissue. The body then reabsorbs the tissue to open the urinary tube allowing the urine to come out in a freer manner.

Studies show that Rezum® Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for medications while also preserving sexual function. It helps most men see improvements within a few weeks and return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.

Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy is covered by most commercial and Medicare plans. Visit ZUrology.com to learn more about the procedure and how we can help you solve the BPH nightmare.

Please keep in mind that Z Urology not only specializes in the brand new cutting edge Rezum® procedure but also specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Procedures include bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

If you are in need of a urologist that specializes in Rezum® in South Florida, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

Apparently COVID-19 Causes Erectile Dysfunction in Men

Apparently COVID-19 Causes Erectile Dysfunction in Men

Z Urology, like everyone else in the US, notices that every time we turn around there’s new insight about COVID-19. And in typical COVID-19 fashion, more information has been discovered. One study is now shedding light on the repercussions of the virus on men’s sexual and reproductive health.

The study has found that surviving COVID-19 may be associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). The research points to three factors that can lead to the potential onset of ED in men who have had the virus:

  • Vascular effects. Erectile function is a predictor of heart disease. We now know that the vascular system and the reproductive system are connected. We also know that COVID-19 can cause hyper inflammation throughout the body, especially in the heart and surrounding muscles. Blood supply to the penis can become blocked or narrowed as a result of a new or worsened vascular condition caused by the virus.
  • Psychological impact. Sexual activity is closely associated with mental health. The stress, anxiety and depression caused by the virus and pandemic can be linked to sexual dysfunction and poor mood.
  • Overall health deterioration. ED is typically a symptom of an underlying problem. Men with poor health are at greater risk for developing ED and also for having a severe reaction to COVID-19. Since the virus can cause a plethora of health issues, general poor health is cause for concern both for ED and other complications.

Another cause for concern is the potential testicular damage that can occur following infection with COVID. It’s too early to tell if the damage would be permanent, temporary or if it can affect fertility. Age is also an important aspect to consider, as it’s a risk factor for developing both ED and a severe case of COVID-19.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida due to ED from COVID, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Comparative Post-Operative Outcomes of Rezūm Prostate Ablations

Comparative Post-Operative Outcomes of Rezūm Prostate Ablations

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which Z Urology proudly treats, has become increasingly common past the age of 40. And it reaches up to 80% prevalence at 80 years of age. In many males, BPH leads to enlargement of the prostate gland causing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The prevalence of LUTS secondary to BPH has been shown in over 40% of men over 60 years of age.

Initial management of LUTS typically focuses on behavioral and medical approaches, however, when these are unsuccessful, surgery becomes the gold standard. In the subset of patients with prostate glands >80cc, simple prostatectomy was historically considered the most efficient and durable option for treatment.

Now there is the Rezūm™ prostate ablation. It is a new technology that delivers thermal energy via water vapor. The water vapor is delivered in nine-second injection treatments, to a maximum of 15 treatments. As a result, the procedure is short and does not need to be performed under anesthesia.

However, current literature only supports the use of Rezūm™ in prostate glands up to 80g. Therefore we found it essential to describe our experience with this patient subset undergoing Rezūm™.

Of 182 patients who underwent Rezūm™, 47 out of 182 (25.8%) had glands >80cc, with 26 out of 47 (55.3%) of this subset reporting catheter-dependant urinary retention. The mean gland size amongst the large gland group was a notable 119cc.

Following Rezūm™, a clinically and statistically significant improvement was seen in large gland patient voiding parameters. In the catheter-dependant subset of men, the postoperative catheter-free rate of 83% in large glands was comparable to 88% in the small gland group. There was no significant difference in post-Rezūm™ complication rate based on prostate gland size.

Overall, it was found that Rezūm™ was effective in treating both objective and subjective components of BPH at short-term follow up even in men with large glands >80cc. Outcomes were comparable to those demonstrated in men with smaller gland sizes. Further studies are warranted to obtain long term follow up, and to perform a side-by-side comparison of minimally invasive BPH treatments in large glands.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in Rezum treatment, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Z Urology Offers Rezum® Therapy to Battle BPH

Z Urology Offers Rezum® Therapy to Battle BPH

To know what Rezum® therapy can do, you must first learn what it is meant to treat. The Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy, which is conducted here at Z Urology is done to treat BPH.

BPH is 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.

Rezum® is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment designed to relieve BPH symptoms by reducing the extra prostate tissue causing the problems being experienced.

 

How Does it Work

Rezum® is a treatment for BPH that is performed in an outpatient setting. It uses the stored thermal energy in water vapor to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing the symptoms.

Who Can Benefit from the Procedure

Those who benefit most, are men who have elected to discontinue or who have not taken their take BPH medications. Those who are not receptive to other surgical BPH procedures. And guys who have shown that they are not bothered by symptoms enough to elect an invasive surgical procedure.

 

What are the Side Effects

Most reported side effects are mild to moderate in severity and are typically resolved within a few weeks. The most frequent side effect being urinary symptoms such as frequency, urgency, discomfort during urination, or blood in the urine.

How Soon Before I See Results

Improvement for the symptoms being suffered following the procedure is gradual. Significant symptom improvement is typically seen in as soon as two weeks. Keep in mind though, that responses to the treatment vary.

Remember, Z Urology not only does Rezum® therapy, but also provide state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

Dr. Zahalsky Performs Rezum Procedures on Patients with Enlarged Prostates

Dr. Zahalsky Performs Rezum Procedures on Patients with Enlarged Prostates

 

Dr. Zahalsky is an expert at performing Rezum procedures on patients with an enlarged prostate. The enlarging of the prostate is referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). When the prostate becomes too large, then there are medical issues that will soon accompany it. The most common side effect of an enlarged prostate is the issues with urination. This includes frequent, rapid or emergency urination.

Many times, if a male patient is under the effects of BPH, then medicine is the first attempt at reducing the side effects. A lot of men see a reduction in pain and urinary issues following the medicine. However, if this treatment does not work, then doctors will attempt procedures such as a Rezum.

 

What is a Rezum Procedure?

 

A Rezum procedure entails the use of sterile water vapor that will be used to shrink the size of the prostate gland. This steam destroys the cells within the prostate that caused it to enlarge. The goal of the Rezum procedure is to have to the least invasive method while also having quick and minimal pain results. The full procedure will take about 10 or 15 minutes. There are options for having a slight amount of sedation for the procedure.

Dr. Zahalasky excels at performing Rezum. He has had extreme success with his patients in his procedures. Below is a link to one of the procedures on Youtube. It is quick and easy. The treatments of steam are portioned out into about 10 second intervals of steam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUzCXOs-Gsw

 

Contact Z Urology for a Rezum Procedure with Dr. Zahalsky

 

Zahalsky is definitely one of the best doctors at the Z Urology office in South Florida. If you or someone you know requires the work of a Urologist, then contact Z Urology today. They have fellowship-trained medical professionals that will help you with all of your urological issues.