LADY LAKE, Fla., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate Evaluation Center announced today that founder Dr. James Young is the first urologist in the U.S. to treat 300 patients with the Rezūm® System, an innovative and effective minimally invasive treatment option for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. Dedicated to bringing new minimally invasive therapies to his patients, Dr. Young, a board-certified urologist, offers Rezūm as an in-office BPH treatment option at Prostate Evaluation Center in Lake County, Florida. Dr. Young has been practicing urology for 35 years and attended medical school at University of Arkansas. He founded Prostate Evaluation Center in 1982. According to leading online physician and hospital resource Healthgrades.com, Dr. Young ranks in the top 100th percentile of all urologists in the U.S., based upon hundreds of patient surveys and reviews.
BPH, or an enlarged prostate gland, is one of the top 10 most common and costly diseases affecting 12 million men aged 50 or more years old in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 newly diagnosed each year. BPH causes significant quality of life issues including lack of sleep, anxiety, challenges with sexual function and limits to daily activities.
"After more than 30 years of treating BPH, in my opinion the Rezūm System is the most dramatic advance in technology for treating men with enlarged prostates that I expect to see in my lifetime," said Dr. Young. "After performing 300 treatments, it's clear that Rezūm is an effective first-line therapy for men suffering from BPH, providing my patients with a minimally invasive alternative to surgery or taking daily BPH medications for the rest of their lives, both of which have side effects many of my patients would prefer to avoid or end."
Developed by NxThera, Rezūm is performed in a clinic or out-patient setting using the natural thermal energy stored in water vapor, or steam, to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing 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 all 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. More than 10,000 patients to-date have been effectively treated with the Rezūm System across the U.S. and Europe.
"It's not often that you get a chance to thank your doctor for making your life more functional and pleasant," said patient Dr. Joseph B. Dent, Jr., of Lady Lake, Florida. "Dr. Young said that by having the Rezūm procedure and following his recommendations my life would be much improved. He was right, and I thank him and his entire staff for their help and support."
"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. Young's expertise and advanced training with Rezūm, patients suffering from BPH in the Lady Lake area now have a minimally invasive, lasting and cost-effective alternative for treatment 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
Patients interested in a consultation with Dr. Young should call 352-751-0040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
About Prostate Evaluation Center
Dr. James Young founded Prostate Evaluation Center (previously Urology Associates of Lake County) in 1982 to address the general urology needs of the area. Since then, Dr. Young has chosen to focus on men's health problems including prostate and erectile dysfunction issues. Diagnostic services available within the office include PSA and transrectal ultrasound to diagnose prostate cancer as well as urodynamics and cystoscopy to evaluate bladder problems. In-office treatments include therapies for enlarged prostates (BPH).
About NxThera and the Rezūm System
NxThera pioneered its convective radiofrequency thermal therapy platform technology to treat a variety of endourological conditions, beginning with BPH. The company is furthering the application of the technology platform through advanced research and development targeting the treatment of prostate cancer and kidney cancer. NxThera's FDA-cleared Rezūm System is a next-generation transurethral needle ablation system indicated to treat symptoms of BPH using radiofrequency energy that is convectively delivered to obstructive prostate tissue in targeted, precise thermal energy treatments, with minimal discomfort. Rezūm treatments provide improvements in BPH symptoms, urine flow and quality of life. Founded in 2008, NxThera is located in Maple Grove, Minn. For more information, visit www.Rezum.com.
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