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May 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 11
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Matthew S. Lief M.D. Designated as a Center of Excellence for Rezum; Water Vapor Therapy, a Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or Enlarged Prostate

Center of Excellence Recognizes High Degree of Experience with New Technology
 
April 13 2021 - Lief Urology today announced that Matthew S. Lief M.D. has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Rezum Water Vapor Therapy treatment – a minimally invasive in-office procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms. Rezum 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 Matthew S. Lief M.D.’s high degree of experience with Rezum Water Vapor Therapy and commitment 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.
 
“Being designated as a Rezum Center of Excellence is a meaningful recognition for us, as we strive to provide the best possible treatment of urological conditions for patients in Broward County and surrounding areas,” said Matthew S. Lief M.D.  “For years, the primary options for treating BPH were through 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.3 With Rezum Therapy, we’re able to provide relief of BPH for men who do not want to take medication or want to avoid invasive surgery and implants.”
 
During Rezum 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, destroying 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.1 This procedure does not require general anesthesia and is performed under oral sedation or local anesthesia.
 
“I was so thankful when my physician told me that LiefUrology began offering Rezum Therapy,” said Mel Sherman, 81, Ft. Lauderdale, FL who received Rezum Therapy in 12/20. “After years of waking up multiple times a night to use the bathroom and not being happy with the results of my medications, it was truly life-changing to have an effective, minimally invasive therapy available to me that didn’t require hospitalization. The best part is I was back to doing the activities I love just a few days after the procedure.
 
Lief Urology 9750 N.W. 33rd Street Suite 218, Coral Springs, FL 33065 - Phone 954-755-3801
 
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