Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
Treatment in Arizona
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.
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Treatment in Florida
Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Florida treat gynecologic tumors, melanoma of the eye, sarcomas of the extremities and tumors of the breast, prostate and bile duct.
Mayo Clinic in Florida also offers intravascular brachytherapy (IVBT). IVBT is used to treat several types of heart artery disease.
People who receive brachytherapy at Mayo Clinic in Florida work with a radiation oncology team of doctors, radiation therapists, specialists in measuring the dosage of radiation (dosimetrists), physicists and oncology nurses. Each radiation oncologist specializes in treating certain types of cancers. Radiation oncologists also coordinate care with other doctors caring for a person.
To request an appointment with a physician in Radiation Oncology, call 904-953-1000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. The fax number is
Request an appointment at Mayo Clinic in Florida using our online form:
- International Patients
Treatment in Minnesota
Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have treated more than 2,000 people with brachytherapy for cancer.
Doctors from radiation oncology work with doctors from other cancer-related specialties to provide the most appropriate treatment for people who have cancer.
For appointments or more information, call the Department of Radiation Oncology at 507-284-9409 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday.
Becoming a Patient
See information on patient services at the three Mayo Clinic locations, including transportation options and lodging.
Jul. 29, 2011
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