At Gentle Procedures Toronto East circumcision clinic, we use the Pollock Technique™ for circumcision procedures.
We offer circumcision for babies up to 12 months of age, and men 15 years and older. The detail below focuses on infant circumcision, so please visit the adult circumcision page if you would like more specific information on circumcision at an older age.
Our doctor, Dr. An-Huy Nguyen, has trained with the renowned Dr. Neil Pollock at his clinics in Vancouver, and has been certified in the use of his virtually painless circumcision technique.
Extensive pain control methods are employed; including Tylenol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perception), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and a long acting local anesthetic.
The Pollock Technique™ can be used for babies, boys, and men of all ages, and consists of using a Mogen clamp under long-acting local anesthetic.
Our circumcision doctor performs Pollock Technique™ circumcisions for infants, babies, and adult men. The Pollock Technique™ circumcision operation takes only one minute for newborns.
With Pollock Technique™ circumcision only local anesthetic is needed and recovery time is fast. Our method is quick, and has proven safe over the past 25 years and 60,000 procedures. This is one of the reasons why so many Toronto doctors refer their patients to our circumcision clinic.
The objective of the Pollock Technique™ is to minimize stress on the infant and family via maximum pain control and a quick and simple procedure.
It is best to have finished feeding your son just before bringing him to see the circumcision doctor, so that your baby will not be overly hungry while you are waiting in the office. If your baby is hungry when you arrive, you can feed him at any time during your visit.
Please read on to learn about the multiple steps we will take to minimize your baby’s discomfort during the short infant circumcision procedure. Our doctor will take good care of your son and you will be present the whole time.
You will be at our Scarborough circumcision clinic for just over an hour, and we want to make that time as pleasant as possible.
All the following steps are taken to ensure your son has minimal discomfort during the procedure.
|6-7½ lb||¾ ml (60 mg)|
|8-9½ lb||1 ml (80 mg)|
|10-11½ lb||1¼ ml (100 mg)|
|12-14 lb||1½ ml (120 mg)|
|15-17 lb||1¾ ml (140 mg)|
|18-20 lb||2 ml (160 mg)|
If you are uncertain of the proper dose after reviewing this, please wait for us to advise you at the clinic and give it there.
Please do not give any other medication besides Tylenol or Tempra (i.e., No Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc.) because it may increase bleeding time.
In our office, your child will have topical anesthetic applied to his penis. This is an anesthetic cream that numbs the skin.
This surface painkiller is the second step we take to minimize discomfort during circumcision. This stays on for 20-30 minutes.
Next, once the skin is numb, your son will be given an injection called a dorsal penile ring block into the soft tissue alongside the penis.
Our doctors use a combination block of both short and long acting anesthetic.
This provides comfort and coverage for both the procedure and for hours after.
Since the topical anesthetic has already numbed the skin, the injection is hardly felt.
During the injections and the circumcision, your son will receive a sugar pacifier to suck on. Ten minutes after the injection, the penis is fully desensitized and the circumcision can be done.
During the circumcision soothing music is played, room temperature is increased and your son may continue to receive sugar pacifiers to suck on for additional comfort. Studies show that the sweet flavours distract babies and reduce their perception of pain.
Although the circumcision takes about one minute, we request that you be in the clinic for about one hour and fifteen minutes in total, so that we can carefully review with you all post procedure care and answer your questions before you take your child home.
As parents we understand that safety concerns are always number one. For your peace of mind, Doctor Nguyen will be reachable 24 hours a day. All clients are given our 24-hour contact information so they can reach the doctor directly should any concerns arise.
You will be given after-care instructions to follow in the days after your son’s circumcision. You can also find a lot of detail on post-procedure care for babies on the Post Circumcision Care page.
Contact us anytime with questions, or to schedule an appointment.
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