Question: How is seed implantation done, who does it, and how many visits are necessary?
Answer: Several visits are required for men who receive prostate implants. Before the implant is done a patient needs to come in and have their prostate measured and mapped out. The day of the implant, the procedure is done; sometimes the person will stay over night sometimes they'll go home the same day. Several visits are required after the implant both to measure the placement of the seeds and for checkups with both the radiation oncologist and the urologist.