In recent weeks, the WiCAM™ Wireless Digital Endoscope Camera System has provided visualization and camera equipment in support of a new office based Urology treatment for BPH. The company is NxTHERA and the BPH treatment is Rezūm.

Rezūm is a transurethral needle ablation* procedure to treat BPH that can be performed in a clinic or out-patient setting. Rezūm uses the stored thermal energy in water vapor (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.

Inside a hand-held device, radiofrequency energy is applied to a few drops of water to create vapor (steam). The water vapor is injected into the prostate tissue that is blocking the flow of urine from the bladder, where it immediately turns back to water, releasing the energy stored in the vapor into the cell membranes. At this point, the cells are gently and immediately damaged, causing cell death. Over time, the body will absorb the treated tissue through its natural healing response.

The Rezūm procedure involves a rigid scope with a standard eye-piece which the WiCAM™ camera head attaches to, the un-tethered camera aids in the proper positioning of the resume device for treatment delivery. We continue to explore ways the two companies can work together with additional cases scheduled for later this month.

We will keep you posted.

Written by
Bob Weber
National Sales Manager
The Prometheus Group