Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first Trust in Britain to carry out an exciting new procedure that could improve the lives of thousands of men.
Rezum is a new treatment for the common problem of enlargement of the prostate, which can cause men a number of issues. It can be carried out under local anaesthetic and has less impact on quality of life than the conventional alternatives. The treatment is now available privately at Candover Clinic to both insured patients and self-payers.
Candover Clinic’s consultant urologist, Mr Richard Hindley, recently became the first surgeon in Britain to carry out a Rezum procedure and is excited about the opportunities that the treatment presents.
He said: “I am delighted that we are now able to offer men in Hampshire this treatment, which can ease the problems caused by an enlarged prostate quickly and with few side effects.”
Rezum injects small amounts of steam directly into the prostate, killing some of the benign tissue. The gland then shrinks as it repairs itself, relieving men of symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, which include difficulty passing water as well as needing to visit the toilet more frequently and with more urgency.
Mr Hindley, added: “70 per cent of men over 70 and half of men over 50 suffer some symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. Until now, we have treated this with medication until it got to the point where we had to carry out a fairly big operation to ease the problems.
“Rezum is a very quick procedure and patients can be discharged the same day. It is also a non-invasive treatment, meaning there is much less chance of it having side effects, improving quality of life overall.”
For more information or to book an appointment with My Hindley please call 01256 315010.