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Prostatic Hyperplasia

What is it? And principal symptoms

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-malignant disease that is an enlargement of the prostate. This causes difficulties to urinate, and affects quality of life of people who have it.

Are you looking for relief of any of these BPH symptoms?

Waking up several times at night

Urinary urgency

Incomplete voiding sensation

Side effectsof BPH medication

Burning sensation while urinating

Treatment options

Differents ways to treat BPH


It has limited effect on relieving moderate to severe BPH symptoms. It could have side effects.


Traditional surgical treatment. It has more bleeding risk and longer recovery time.

Vapor therapy

Water vapor based minimally invasive procedure. It has less riks and complications than traditional surgery for BPH.

Vapor therapy

The way to get to the root, experiencing long-lasting relief

The water vapor therapy is focused on solving Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia from its origin, in a safe, reliable and efficient way, without the need to undergo invasive surgery with long recovery periods. Rezūm therapy uses water vapor energy that is sent through a needle, shrinking the prostate in a matter of seconds. 

In order to verify that you are a candidate for this therapy, you need to be evaluated by a specialized doctor

Water Vapor Therapy benefits

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With this method you can have immediate relief without having to go through complex medical care after surgery.
The main benefits you will get with water vapor therapy are:

Get vapor therapy during your vacation in Puerto Vallarta

Get water vapor therapy in the friendliest city in the world located in a warm coastal area, full of nature and calm.

Every year, thousands of patients from all over the world travel to Puerto Vallarta to receive medical treatment, since in this world-renowned tourist destination.

There are excellent options for hospitals and specialists that offer medical care with international standards at a lower cost.

Is a excellent option if you want to relax and receive medical treatment.

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Dr. Salvador Bricio

EndoLapV is a Mexican company dedicated to urology located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The main goal of EndoLapv is to offer patients a solution to their urinary tract diseases with the most advanced technology and the least possible invasion.
Dr. Salvador Bricio has training and pecialization focused on providing innovative procedures for urological conditions.

Frequently asked questions

Although the water vapor therapy is a very quick procedure, it is suggested to stay for at least a week in Puerto Vallarta in order to perform preoperative studies and perform the procedure. This time allows for a post-treatment follow-up assessment by the urologist.

Water vapor therapy acts through heat released in the water vapor, this initially causes inflammation of the prostate tissue to later decrease its size. The symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia can therefore remain immediately after performing it. Three weeks after water vapor therapy, an improvement in symptoms is noted, this improvement continues to be observed up to 6 months after.

Water vapor therapy is a procedure that has been performed for several years in the United States, Canada, Spain, among other countries. Its safety profile is quite high, which makes it an attractive option for the treatment of symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. After this procedure you may experience some bleeding in the urine, you may have a urinary tract infection, fever, mild to moderate pelvic pain among other mild discomforts, all of which are temporary and can be alleviated with medication. After doing water vapor therapy procedure, it is necessary to use a urinary catheter for 5 days. When removing the catheter there may be urinary retention due to the inflammation caused by the heat of the water vapor in the prostate tissue, for this reason, the urinary catheter could be used for more than 5 days.

Water vapor therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for the control of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, only 4.4% of people who have vapor therapy may require additional treatment, either surgery or medication, within 4 years after the initial procedure. Water vapor therapy is a new treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, it is not yet known how many years its benefits last. However, there are very good results in terms of urinary obstruction relief and quality of life in patients who underwent water vapor therapy, even 4 years after having performed it. Studies are currently underway to measure the long-term benefits.

Before doing water vapor therapy, it is recommended to perform an ultrasound of the prostate to determine its size. The ideal candidates are patients with prostates between 30 and 80 cubic centimeters. For larger prostates, other treatment techniques can be used, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), HoLEP or open prostatectomy.

It is necessary perform imaging studies (X-rays), blood work, urinalysis and an electrocardiogram before, with this it will be reviewed by a specialist who will give a preoperative assessment letter to determine the recommendations to perform water vapor therapy more safely.

No, the water vapor therapy is indicated for the treatment of benign growth of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), in case you or your doctor suspect that you may have cancer, special studies must be done to properly diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

BPH quiz

Find out if you have Prostatic Hyperplasia by completing the following questionnaire.

Find out if you have BPH
Our questionnaire is designed to give you information about the severity of BPH symptoms.
It's based on the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) survey used by doctors around the world to assess men like you. It is not intended to provide medical advice or a diagnosis. It is simply a tool to help you start the conversation about BPH symptoms with your doctor.
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