Urology - Prostate Cancer
Prostate Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive technique, where Radioactive Iodine 125 seeds are directly placed via needles through the perineum into the prostate, under ultrasound guidance and image-intensifier control.
The benefits of Brachytherapy include:
Although most men develop only minor urinary symptoms (frequency / urgency), occasionally these are very annoying for several months, and occasionally patients may develop urinary retention. Rectal complications are exceedingly rare.
The brachytherapy group in New Zealand with the largest experience is Brachytherapy Associates. Michael Mackey is a member of this group.