Houston Metro Urology

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rezum Therapy for Prostate BPH available at Houston Metro Urology

Now Available at Houston Metro Urology

Houston Metro Urology is the first in Houston to offer the Rezūm® System, an innovative, minimally invasive treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Designed to be performed in a clinical setting, Rezūm is an FDA-approved treatment that 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. BPH is a localized, enlargement of the prostate gland in aging adult men. Nearly 12 million U.S. men suffer from BPH-related symptoms that may require therapy, yet more than half choose not to do anything to address their BPH symptoms. Their reasons include not wanting to start new prescriptions, hesitations around the potential side effects of drugs, and concerns about the potential side effects or complications of current minimally invasive BPH treatments or surgical procedures. 
“We are looking at a minimally invasive procedure that is done as an out-patient. It does not involove any hospitalization, it does not involve bleeding, and patients can go back to their normal activity within a very short period of time. So far we have experience with this technology for the last several months and everyone of the patients that I have operated on has had very good results.”

Dr. Zvi J Schiffman, M.D

Houston Metro Urology

Rezūm is administered on an out-patient basis and can be performed under oral sedation or local

anesthesia. Initial studies have shown that the Rezūm treatment allows men to retain sexual function

unlike many other existing BPH treatments.

“It was terrible, I was getting up 5 to 6 times a night to use the restroom. My health, my blood pressure was going up because I wasn’t getting any sleep. I was irritable and tired. Dr. Schiffman showed me the prostate and what the Rezum procedure entailed. He mentioned that it was done with water vapor, and I thought “Water vapor? How can you go wrong?”

John Luna
Rezum Patient 

Highlights of the therapy include:

  • Performed in-office and patients can return home immediately
  • Does not require general anesthesia 
  • Relieves symptoms safely and effectively
  • Is an alternate to BPH medications
  • Provides noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks
  • Preserves erectile and urinary functions
  • Allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days
  • Is considered medically necessary by Medicare and is covered by most private insurance

Monday, August 8, 2016

Houston Metro Surgery Center Summer Employees of the Month!

It takes no less then an amazing staff to run the day to day operations of our busy HMU Surgery Center. Everyone always has to be on their toes, yet at the same time, have a calm and collected demeanor for compassion towards all of our patients. Although everyone working in the surgery center is fantastic at their role, they're those who are willing to go extra mile each and everyday that sets them apart from the rest.

We would like to take the time to recognize these employees and get to know what keeps them going strong throughout the workday.

Employee of the Month- May 2016

 Linda Soza- Insurance Coordinator

Linda has been employed with us for 15 months. She is a hard worker with experience in insurance verifying as well as check-in. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to members of her team and does it without complaints. Linda has an excellent work ethic and takes pride in her work. She is a valuable member of the HMU family and we are lucky to have her in our ranks! 

Employee of the Month- June 2016

Adela Almaguer- Sterile Processing Department

Adela has been an employee if HMU since January 2007. She then joined the HMU Surgery Center as an intake coordinator in 2011. Prior to that, Adela was an employee of Dr. Light in the office. Not only has she been with the surgery center since its infancy, she has been a dedicated employee of HMU for close to two decades!

"This is like my second family."

Adele is an exceptional worker and is extremely dedicated and committed to the success of this company. With years of experience at HMU under her belt, Adela is very knowledgeable in various areas of the facility. She started as an intake coordinator then was promoted to medical records. We were fortunate when she accepted the position of SPD.

Adela takes tremendous pride in her work and always goes above and beyond to make sure that every instrument is processed well above the required standards. Adela is a valuable member of the HMU family and hopefully will continue to be for many years to come.

When Adela is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as dancing with her husband.

"I'm the first one to get out on the dance floor!"

Congratulations Adela! Keep up the great work!

Employee of the Month-July 2016

Margie Cormier

Margie absolutely loves working at HMU. Being compassionate towards patients and their needs is what she take pride in. Some days are smooth and other days are rough for Margie, but having a dedicated group of physicians and staff to work with keeps her going strong. In her free time, Margie likes to spend time with her grandchildren, shop, read, and gamble at casinos. The HMU Surgery Center struck a jackpot when we hired Margie! Keep up the great work!