Men who are candidates for a permanent prostate seed implant may have the seeds inserted during outpatient surgery at Mayo Clinic Hospital. They often return to normal activity the next day.
Most people who receive temporary brachytherapy implants will remain in the hospital for two to three days for delivery of their low dose rate brachytherapy.
High dose rate brachytherapy is available at Mayo Clinic Specialty Building on the Phoenix campus.
People who receive brachytherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Arizona work with doctors in radiation oncology and other specialties such as urology and anesthesiology. The team develops the most appropriate treatment plan for each person. Radiation oncologists also coordinate therapy with other doctors involved in each person's care.
For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.
See information on patient services at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, including transportation and lodging options.