Ogden Clinic announced today that Dr. Robert Wayment received recognition as a Rezūm® Center of Excellence for his expertise in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate. Dr. Wayment surpassed the milestone of treating 100 patients with the Rezūm® System, providing improved quality of life for men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH.
The Rezūm System is a revolutionary, safe and effective minimally invasive treatment option for men suffering from BPH that does not require general anesthesia and provides an alternative to a lifetime of taking BPH medications. Dr. Wayment, a board-certified urologist, offers Rezūm as an in-office BPH treatment option at Ogden Clinic in Ogden, Utah, and is dedicated to bringing his patients new BPH therapies that preserve sexual function and offer a rapid return to normal activities.
BPH is one of the top 10 most common and costly conditions affecting 14 million American men aged 50 or older, with nearly one million new diagnoses each year. BPH causes significant quality of life issues including lack of sleep, anxiety, challenges with sexual function and limits to daily activities.
“In the past, men have had two options with BPH: either take medication to manage the symptoms or have an invasive surgery called TURP,” says Dr. Wayment. “I’m excited to offer Rezūm because it’s a minimally-invasive option. It relieves the need for medication and the recovery is much smoother than TURP surgery.”
Developed by NxThera, Rezūm is performed in a physician office or outpatient setting. Rezūm uses the natural thermal energy stored in water vapor, or steam, to treat the enlarged and obstructive prostate tissue that causes BPH symptoms such as frequency, urgency, irregular flow, weak stream, straining and getting up at night to urinate. The water vapor is delivered into the targeted prostate tissue and when the vapor contacts the tissue it condenses, releasing the stored thermal energy, causing the obstructive prostate tissue cells to die. In the weeks following a Rezūm procedure, the body’s natural healing response eliminates the treated tissue, shrinking the prostate. As the extra tissue is removed, the urethra opens back up, reducing BPH symptoms and improving the patient’s quality of life. Studies have shown that the Rezūm treatment provides durable symptom relief and allows men to retain sexual function unlike surgical BPH treatments, which typically have higher incidences of long-term sexual side effects. To date, more than 22,000 men have been effectively treated with the Rezūm System across the U.S. and Europe.
“I was getting up too many times in the night and my wife asked me to visit Dr. Wayment. He had removed a kidney stone for her in the past,” says Peter Zolich, a Rezūm patient. “I’m very happy with the result—this new treatment completely relieved my symptoms and the recovery was pretty fast.”
“Our goal is to transform the lives of BPH patients across the country with the Rezūm System,” said Bob Paulson, president and CEO of NxThera. “With Dr. Wayment’s expertise and advanced training with Rezūm, patients suffering from BPH in the Ogden area now have a minimally invasive, lasting and cost-effective alternative for the treatment of BPH so they can get back to enjoying a better quality of life.”
Highlights of the Rezūm therapy include:
- Performed in the physician office; patients can return home immediately.
- Does not require general anesthesia.
- Relieves symptoms safely and effectively.
- Is an alternative to BPH medications, eliminating the need for long-term BPH medication use.
- Provides noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks.
- Preserves erectile and urinary functions.
- Allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days.
- Considered medically necessary by Medicare and reimbursed by many private insurance payers.
Patients interested in a consultation with Dr. Wayment should call 801-475-3160 and request to schedule a Rezūm consult.
About Ogden Clinic
Since 1950, Ogden Clinic has been meeting the healthcare needs of Northern Utah families. Once a single location in Ogden, Ogden Clinic now serves Northern Utah with 16 locations. They have over 20 medical specialties including urology and accept nearly all insurance plans. Learn more at ogdenclinic.com.
About NxThera and the Rezūm System
NxThera pioneered its Convective Water Vapor Energy (WAVE®) platform technology to treat a variety of endourological conditions, beginning with BPH. The company is conducting advanced development and clinical research to potentially expand application of its technology to include the targeted treatment of cancerous prostate, kidney and bladder tissue as well as OAB. NxThera’s FDA-cleared Rezūm System is indicated to treat symptoms of BPH using thermal energy that is convectively delivered to obstructive prostate tissue in targeted, precise treatments, with minimal discomfort. Three-year clinical data demonstrates sustained improvements in LUTS, urine flow, quality of life, and preservation of sexual function. Founded in 2008, NxThera is located in Maple Grove, Minn. For more information, visit http://www.rezum.com.