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Prostate Seed Brachytherapy

Before and After Procedure

What preparation is required before the procedure?Usually on the day of your TRUS you will have blood tests done and possibly an electrocardiogram (ECG) and chest x-ray. Before the implant, you will be given specific instructions regarding some diet changes and medications to make sure that your bowels are empty You will be asked to arrive at the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre one hour prior to surgery.

What can I expect after the procedure?When you have recovered from the anaesthetic and passed urine, you may go home. You may feel a little weak. It is recommended that you do not drive for at least twelve hours, so please arrange to have someone drive you home. A nurse will discuss discharge instructions with you before you go home. You must stay with someone for the next 24 hrs as per hospital policy You should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity for the first two days once you are home. After that, you may return to your normal activity level.