Center of Excellence Recognizes High Degree of Experience with New Technology
The Corvallis Clinic announces that Bryce Allio, MD, and Michael Brant, MD, have been designated a Dual Center of Excellence for Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy treatment. Rezūm™ is a minimally invasive in-office procedure for men looking to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms. Rezūm Therapy uses natural water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting symptom relief from BPH without invasive surgery or some of the potential side effects of prescription drugs. The Center of Excellence designation recognizes Drs. Allio and Brant have a high degree of experience with Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy and are committed to delivering significant, lasting symptom relief to men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
BPH is a condition in which a man’s prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra, causing frustrating symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate. It affects about 50% of men by age 60 and up to 90% of men by age 85.
For years, the primary options for treating BPH were behavior modifications, medications, or invasive surgery. However, medications may not work for everyone and may have undesirable side effects such as dizziness, sexual dysfunction, and lower sex drive. With Rezūm Therapy, Drs. Allio and Brant can provide relief of BPH for men who do not want to take medication or want to avoid invasive surgery and implants.
During Rezūm Therapy, which takes place during one short office visit, natural water vapor is released throughout the targeted prostate tissue. When the steam contacts the tissue and turns back to water, it releases energy, killing the excess prostate cells that squeeze the urethra. Over time, the body’s natural healing response removes the dead cells and shrinks the prostate. With the extra tissue removed, the urethra opens, relieving BPH symptoms while preserving erectile and urinary function. The procedure does not require general anesthesia and is performed under oral sedation or local anesthesia.
Rezūm Therapy has undergone extensive clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the treatment. It is included in the American Urological Association’s BPH treatment guidelines. It has four-year follow-up data showing its ability to treat prostates with hyperplasia of the central zone, lateral lobe, and/or median lobe.
Rezūm Therapy is currently being used in many leading urology practices throughout the United States. To date, more than 55,000 patients around the world have been successfully treated with Rezūm Therapy.
About The Corvallis Clinic
The Corvallis Clinic is an independent, physician-led medical group and a comprehensive multi-specialty healthcare organization serving Benton, Linn, and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified physicians and advanced clinical professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations.
For more information, visit https://www.corvallisclinic.com/urology/ or Rezum.com.