Coral Springs Urologists at Z Urology Receive Prestigious Award

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Dr. Michael Zahalsky and Dr. Christopher Hollowell with Z Urology Designated as a Center of Excellence for Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy, a Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or Enlarged Prostate

"Center of Excellence Recognizes High Degree of Experience with New Technology"

Z Urology today announced that Dr. Michael Zahalsky and Dr. Christopher Hollowell have been designated as the first dual provider Center of Excellence for Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy treatment in the United States and the world. Rezum - a minimally invasive in-office procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Rezūm 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.1 The Center of Excellence designation recognizes both Dr. Michael Zahalsky and Dr. Christopher Hollowell’s high degree of experience with Rezūm 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 Rezūm Center of Excellence is a meaningful recognition for us, as we strive to provide the best possible treatment of urological conditions for patients in the Coral Springs, Pompano and Ft. Lauderdale and the surrounding Broward area,” said Dr. Michael Zahalsky with Z Urology. “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 Rezūm 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 Rezūm 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, killing 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. The 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 Z Urology began offering Rezūm Therapy,” said a patient who received Rezūm Therapy recently. “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.”

Rezūm Therapy has undergone extensive clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the treatment. It is now included in the American Urological Association's BPH treatment guidelines and has four-year follow-up data showing it’s ability to treat prostates with hyperplasia of the central zone, lateral lobe and/or median lobe.

Rezūm Therapy is currently being used in many leading urology practices throughout the United States. To date, more than 55,000 patients around the world have been successfully treated with Rezūm Therapy.

About Z Urology

Z Urology was founded in 2005 by Dr. Michael P. Zahalsky , who some may know as “Dr. Mike” from his 37 days stint on the hit TV show Survivor, . and has since grown adding Mini Varghese, MD, Christopher Hollowell, MD, FACS, Michael Tyler, MD and Laurel Sofer, MD along with a team of dynamic Physician Assistant’s. Z Urology prides itself on providing State of the art Urologic care to South Florida with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures specifically minimally invasive methods. Z Urology’s goal is to provide exceptional urologic care, tertiary academic medicine to our South Florida community.

Our Practice has specialty trained allied health professionals. This includes Melissa Marchand, MCMSc , PA-C, Monika Kulik, MMS, PA-C and Linda Calderon, MS.Ed, PA-C. Our Allied Health team conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health care, assist in surgery and prescribe medications.

Z Urology recognizes the importance of the patient provider relationship. We strive to provide our patients with a top-quality, comfortable experience in our office, the hospital and the skilled nursing facility. We recognize the importance of communication and meeting the needs of all of our patients, in doing so our staff speaks a variety of languages that include English, Spanish and Creole.

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