LAS VEGAS – Urology Specialists of Nevada announced that Dr. Jason Zommick received recognition as a Rezūm System Center of Excellence for his expertise in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.
Dr. Zommick 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. Zommick, a board-certified urologist, offers Rezūm as an in-office BPH treatment option and is dedicated to bringing his patients new BPH therapies that preserve sexual function and offer a rapid return to normal activities.
BPH, or an enlarged prostate gland, is one of the top 10 most common and costly diseases affecting 14 million men age 50 or more years old in the U.S. BPH causes significant quality of life issues including lack of sleep, anxiety, challenges with sexual function and limits to daily activities.
“The Rezūm System has been a tremendous addition to our practice, and I’m quite proud of this milestone and what it means to our patients,” said Dr. Zommick. “The enhanced health outcomes and the benefit to patient quality of life – the ability to return promptly to their home and more quickly go back to their daily routine has really made a difference.”
Developed by NxThera, Rezūm is performed in a clinic or out-patient setting. Rezūm uses the natural thermal energy stored in water vapor, or steam, to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing 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 turns back into water, releasing the stored thermal energy, causing the obstructive prostate tissue cells to die. Over the next few weeks, the body’s natural healing response removes the dead cells, shrinking the prostate. With the extra tissue removed, the urethra opens, reducing BPH symptoms and improving patients’ quality of life.
Studies have shown that the Rezūm treatment allows men to retain sexual function unlike many other existing BPH treatments, which typically have higher incidences of long-term side effects. To date, more than 26,000 men have been effectively treated with the Rezūm System across the U.S. and Europe.
“Before Rezūm, I was treated with two different BPH medications. I was urinating very frequently which negatively affected my lifestyle, said Kack H. “After Rezūm, my symptoms completely resolved, and I no longer needed to take the medications. I’m extremely happy I did it.”
“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. Zommick’s expertise and advanced training with Rezūm, patients suffering from BPH in the Las Vegas 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-office and 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 covered by most private insurance payers.
Patients interested in a consultation with Dr. Zommick should call 702-877-0814 to schedule an appointment.
For more information about the Rezūm System, visit www.Rezūm.com or call 888-319-9691.
About Urology Specialists of Nevada
Urology Specialists of Nevada (USONV) is one of the largest urology groups in Southern Nevada with fourteen providers and four convenient locations. The practice has been serving Southern Nevada since 1996 and is committed to providing the highest quality and most advanced and comprehensive care to its patients. USONV is the only urologic cancer provider in Nevada offering the full array of the Calypso® System, the da Vinci Surgical System and the MRI Fusion System for the treatment of prostate cancer. For more information: www.usonv.com