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Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment in Livonia, MI

Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Welcome to Harb Urology, led by the highly experienced Dr. John Harb. As a board-certified urologist with over 20 years of expertise, Dr. Harb is renowned as the region's preeminent provider of brachytherapy, offering cutting-edge treatment options for prostate cancer. Dr. Harb is a pioneer of brachytherapy in Michigan and has performed 1,000 of these surgeries throughout his career.

At Harb Urology, we pride ourselves on providing timely and compassionate care, ensuring each patient is treated like family throughout their journey to better prostate health. Prostate brachytherapy, a form of internal radiation therapy, delivers precise radiation directly to the prostate, targeting cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.

Trust Dr. John Harb and his dedicated team at Harb Urology for comprehensive brachytherapy solutions that prioritize your well-being and peace of mind.


Prostate Brachytherapy

Your Regional Experts in Prostate Cancer

Understanding the Brachytherapy Procedure for Prostate Cancer

Prostate brachytherapy is a highly effective and minimally invasive treatment option for prostate cancer offered at Harb Urology under the expert care of Dr. John Harb, a board-certified urologist with over 20 years of experience in the field.

As the region's preeminent provider of brachytherapy, Dr. Harb specializes in delivering cutting-edge radiation therapy directly to the prostate gland to target and eradicate cancer cells while preserving surrounding healthy tissue.

During the procedure, small radioactive seeds are implanted directly into the prostate, where they emit radiation to destroy cancer cells over time. This targeted approach allows for precise treatment delivery with minimal side effects, offering patients a comprehensive and personalized cancer care solution.

Some of the primary benefits of brachytherapy as an option for prostate cancer include:

  • Effective Cancer Treatment: Targets cancer cells directly within the prostate.
  • Minimally Invasive: Offers reduced impact on surrounding healthy tissues.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients often resume normal activities shortly after treatment.

Experience the advanced techniques and compassionate care provided by Dr. John Harb and the dedicated team at Harb Urology for optimal outcomes in prostate cancer treatment through brachytherapy. Trust in our expertise to guide you through your prostate health journey with precision, expertise, and a focus on your well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is prostate cancer radiation therapy safe?

Yes, prostate cancer radiation therapy is generally considered safe. It is a common treatment option for prostate cancer and is used to target and destroy cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. As with any medical procedure, there may be potential side effects or risks, but overall, radiation therapy is a well-established and effective treatment for prostate cancer.

Are there any prostate brachytherapy side effects I should be aware of?

Prostate brachytherapy side effects may include:

  • Urinary problems like frequency or urgency
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Rectal irritation or bleeding
  • Fatigue

It's important to discuss potential side effects with Dr. Harb and to keep him informed on how you’re feeling throughout your treatment.

Is prostate brachytherapy typically covered by insurance?

Yes, prostate brachytherapy is typically covered by insurance as it is a widely recognized and accepted treatment for prostate cancer. However, it's always important to check with your insurance provider before starting any medical procedure to ensure coverage. Our team can also assist you in navigating the insurance process and providing necessary documentation for coverage.

How can I get started with the top urologist near me?

It’s easy to schedule an appointment with Dr. Harb. Just use our online scheduling tool and select the date and time that works best for you. Dr. Harb’s team will reach out to schedule you as soon as possible.

Dr. John Harb: Leading the Field in Urology

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