3 August 2017
Rezum Water Vapour (Steam) Therapy for enlarged prostate
Professor Ahmed became the second centre in the UK and the only centre in London to offer this new minimally-invasive treatment for men who have benign (non-cancerous) growth of the prostate. Enlarged prostates can cause urine symptoms such as poor flow, frequency and getting up at night. This treatment takes 10-15 minutes under sedation or general anaesthetic and men go home within 2-3 hours. In studies in the USA it was effective and carried a very low risk of side-effects such as incontinence or erectile dysfunction and dry orgasm. Treatment is available in the NHS and privately at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.