Melbourne Circumcision Clinic for Babies, Boys & Adult Men
Melbourne Circumcision Clinic for Babies, Boys & Adult MenMelbourne Clinic2020-01-31T23:27:46+11:00
Dr. Mahmud Ali MBBS, FRCSI
The Gentle Procedures circumcision clinic in Melbourne, VIC offers circumcision for all ages with the Pollock Technique™.
Appointments are generally available in just a day or two and infant circumcision procedures are performed in just a few minutes at our two Melbourne locations – convenient clinics in Burwood and in Berwick as well.
Our clinic specializes in virtually painless Pollock Technique™ circumcision for babies, boys, teens, and adult men. Our focus on circumcision in a dedicated clinic setting permits us to deliver the best possible circumcision experience for your son and your family (or for yourself in the case of an adult circumcision).
Call us during clinic hours at (04) 3253 3446 with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Experienced Melbourne Circumcision Doctors
Dr. Hossain Islam MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM
Doctor Ali and Dr Islam are well known and respected Melbourne physicians with many decades of experience.
Dr. Mahmud Ali MBBS, FRCSI
Doctor Ali brings a vast experience in both surgery and in general practice.
Dr. Ali completed his surgical training in Ireland and has also continued to advance his surgical training and experience here in Australia.
Dr Ali is a specialist GP with a focus on circumcision procedures. He also brings a background in plastic surgery and urology.
Dr. Hossain Islam MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM
Doctor Islam is a fully qualified general practitioner with Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and is also a Fellow of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
After extensive research on circumcision methods in use today in Australia and around the world, Dr. Islam chose to have extensive training with Dr. Neil Pollock, one of the world’s foremost authorities on circumcision.
Dr. Islam also obtained his diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. He has a special training in minor surgeries with a focus in Circumcision and Vasectomy. Doing complex skin cancer surgeries and circumcision for babies, boys, and adult men is part of his daily routine procedures.
The Circumcision Clinics
Dr. Islam and Dr Ali’s circumcision practice is supported by two qualified experienced nurses and a group of very friendly highly skilled staff to help in the smooth running of the busy clinics.
Dr. Pollock’s research into developing a safe, quick and virtually pain free approach to circumcision has been widely recognized in Australia, as well as in North America. Dr. Islam and Dr. Ali are proud to bring Dr. Pollock’s techniques to Victoria, and the clinic has grown enormously as a result.
Parents are relieved to have a virtually pain-free option for the circumcision of their baby boys, and older boys and adult men are also well served by the availability of Pollock Technique™ circumcision in Melbourne.
A Dedicated Melbourne Circumcision Clinic – Serving VIC
Gentle Procedures Clinic specializes in a virtually painless circumcision operation for baby boys, older boys, teens and adult men. Our clients come from all over the state of Victoria because our circumcision procedure is felt by many to be the best option for getting a circumcision done at any age.
Our team of dedicated medical professionals understands the concerns of parents for their babies, as well as the situation of newborns being integrated into family life. We do our best to provide a private and personalized experience for our clients.
Adult men are also an important client group at our Melbourne circumcision clinics – because there are few facilities with the level of focus, expertise, and experience that Gentle Procedures brings to adult circumcision. Our in-office procedure under local anaesthetic is the most convenient adult circumcision available in Australia, and offers excellent cosmetic results.
Our doctor and staff are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have, and are available by phone, or by booking a consultation. The clinic generally has appointments available within a few days and you can request an appointment now if desired.
Why Gentle Procedures Clinic for Melbourne Baby Circumcision?
At Gentle Procedures, your baby’s well being is very important to us. We want to provide an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, and stress-free for you and your family.
At our Melbourne clinics in Burwood and Berwick families are greeted in a friendly, professional manner. Because we are a specialized clinic, you’ll know that any other families with their babies are there for this same procedure.
At Gentle Procedures Clinic, we want to create a home-like atmosphere that caters to your baby’s needs.
We pride ourselves in providing a unique, personal, family service. After the circumcision, Doctor Islam will follow up to check up on your baby’s progress and to answer any questions that the parents may have.
A follow-up appointment and printed aftercare instructions will be given to families as part of our professional service.
Let us provide the very best medical service for you and your baby in a caring environment.
Infant Circumcision our Melbourne Centre
We believe that there is nothing better for ensuring a baby’s comfort than the presence of a parent. Your baby is always with you, and you are welcome and encouraged to be in the private room during the procedure. Parents are never asked to wait in another room while the circumcision is being done. Soft music is played creating a calm, relaxing environment for your baby.
Babies, if they remain awake during the procedure, are soothed by a pacifier made up of natural ingredients. At Gentle Procedures, it is not uncommon for babies to sleep right through their circumcision. We really are gentle.
We recognize that warmth is part of a comfortable environment for your baby. The procedure room will be kept warm and is equipped with a local thermostat so that each family can create the right temperature for their baby.
Why Gentle Procedures for an Adult Circumcision in Melbourne?
Adult circumcision is undertaken by our clients for a variety of reasons. Some men get themselves circumcised at an adult age for personal or cosmetic reasons. Other seek relief from an overly tight foreskin (phimosis) or other conditions that can be addressed with an adult circumcision procedure.
Whatever the reason a mature man seeks to get circumcised (at any age), we are pleased to offer the very best in adult circumcision care at Gentle Procedures Melbourne circumcision clinic. Our circumcision doctor performs adult circumcision on a daily basis and our proven Pollock Technique™ is known to deliver the desired cosmetic results with the minimum of discomfort.
Importantly – a general anaesthetic is not required – and this significantly reduces the risk and complexity of the procedure. With the use of multiple local anesthetic only, we eliminate the need for a hospital setting and are able to perform the circumcision procedure for adult age males in our circumcision clinic on an in-office-procedure basis.
Getting Circumcised as an Adult
If you are considering getting yourself circumcised, please contact us for a consultation. We recommend a consultation appointment with Doctor Islam prior to your final decision on whether you want to get circumcised so that you can get answers to your specific questions.
As with any surgery, there are some risks, so it is necessary that you do your research and make a fully informed decision. We will be pleased to respond to your questions about the procedure and to confirm on appointment availabilities and fees. You can call us during clinic hours, or use the Circumcision Cost Confirmation form or Appointment Request Form to take the next step.
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Circumcision Considerations and Research
Each year, there are millions of circumcisions performed in worldwide. Newborn circumcision, when performed properly, is quick and safe. The medical benefits accrue from infancy through old age.
It is Dr. Islam’s position that when parents are making a decision about circumcision they should be advised of the present state of medical knowledge about its benefits and harms. The parental decision may ultimately be based on personal, religious or cultural factors.
For more information on the risks and benefits of circumcision, please visit our Media page to find links to original policy statements and studies – including a 2016 paper published in the Journal of Urology which concludes that the benefits of circumcision may have been previously understated. The authors (including Dr. Neil Pollock) find that circumcision affords important benefits to men throughout their lives.
Why Are VIC Doctors Recommending Our Circumcision Clinic?
The Gentle Procedures Clinic is a highly referred to Circumcision Clinic in Victoria. Our Melbourne clinic is often recommended by family physicians because of the speedy and relatively pain free nature of our chosen Pollock Technique™. Our Doctor and staff are also renowned for their caring approach and our focus on quality of service.
Doctor Hossain Islam uses a method of circumcision which is extremely quick, only taking approximately 30 seconds for infants and toddlers. Hospital circumcisions can take up to 10 times as long.
Our clinic uses comprehensive pain control methods which include Panadol along with a sugar solution (which reduces pain perceptions), a topical cream to freeze the area, and a local anaesthetic injection.
Our method has low complication rates.
We do not charge hospital administration fees.
Our circumcision procedures are done quickly in a clinic setting, eliminating the need for admission to hospital.
Why do Victoria parents choose to circumcise their sons?
An infant circumcision is often undertaken for cultural and religious reasons, and there can be health benefits as well.
Our Muslim clients circumcise their babies in accordance with their traditions, and many other families simply choose to carry on a family tradition, or seek the health benefits that may come from male circumcision:
It reduces the risk of urinary tract infection.
It reduces the risk of penile infection also called balanoposthitis.
It eliminates the need for circumcision later in life when up to 6% of boys will require a circumcision because of various problems.
It reduces the risk of getting some sexually transmitted diseases including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and AIDS (HIV).
It reduces the risk of penile cancer and cervical cancer in partners.
Circumcised men have less risk of sexual dysfunction later in life.
Why do some Melbourne parents choose not to circumcise their sons?
They may be concerned that they could be doing a procedure on an otherwise healthy baby that may cause pain or complications.
They wonder whether their child will wish that he had not been circumcised at a later time.
Some parents can be less interested in following cultural and religious traditions.
They are unsure of the medical reasons in favor of a circumcision.
Circumcision Clinic FAQ – What is circumcision?
Circumcision is a simple procedure in which the foreskin that sheathes the head of the penis is removed. Since foreskin traps bacteria and other infectious agents, its removal may improve genital hygiene and reduce risk of disease over the lifetime of the boy and his future sexual partners.
“After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand. However it is reasonable for parents to weigh the benefits and risks of circumcision and to make the decision whether or not to circumcise their sons.”
The RACP concludes that circumcision is a parental decision and that, “When the operation is to be performed it should be undertaken in a safe, child-friendly environment by an appropriately trained competent practitioner, capable of dealing with the complications, and using appropriate analgesia.”
For adults, it is a personal decision based on personal, cosmetic or health reasons.
Key Questions About Infant Male Circumcision in Australia
Circumcision has been the topic of debate for many decades. In the past, procedures were deemed unnecessary and stressful by some, but times have changed. Due to medical advancements, Doctors can now conduct virtually pain free circumcision procedures which are quick, painless, effective and successful and the benefits of circumcision are more widely understood.
There are now many significant studies and associated evidence linking circumcision to improved health and lower incidences of serious and deadly diseases. The evidence of the benefits of circumcision, coupled with medical advancements and improved circumcision techniques has resulted in increased public awareness, acceptance and a vast increase in the demand for infant circumcision.
The medical team at the Gentle Procedures Clinic only use the renowned Pollock Technique™, which is very quick and virtually pain free and is associated with low complication rates. Our Doctors and staff are all educated and trained in the procedure and benefits of circumcision, and are dedicated to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible.
There are some potential health benefits to male infant circumcision and there are also some reasons not to circumcise baby boys. Our recommendation is that you make an informed a decision as possible, and the answer to the question of why to circumcise that you come to will be unique to you and your family.
Circumcision is part of both Judaism and Islam, and many Christians and people of other religious backgrounds also choose circumcision for health and cosmetic reasons, or to continue family tradition.
Many Australian men are circumcised, as infant circumcision was routinely done on a majority of male babies in the 1970’s for health reasons.
What Types of Circumcision Are Best
There are different circumcision techniques practiced by different doctors but the main “circumcision types” are simply circumcised and uncircumcised. We are occasionally asked about a “tight circumcision” or a “low circumcision”, but our method is designed to give the same result in all cases and we do not offer a choice of different circumcision types – and we apply our method in all cases except where a patient may present with a unique situation requiring a unique approach.
While all circumcision methods generally seek a similar result – some are better than others at achieving a consistent outcome with minimal pain and risk of complications. At Gentle Procedures Melbourne circumcision clinics we only use the Pollock Technique™ because we believe it is the safest and most comfortable method for male circumcision available today. The method we use minimizes pain for the patient via application of multiple modalities to reduce it, including:
Panadol before the procedure
Numbing cream applied before the anaesthetic injection
A dorsal penile block (a freezing injection) that removes all feeling from the penis
A sugar pacifier to keep the baby distracted (not used in adult circumcisions)
Post-circumcision follow-up to quickly spot any issues.
Additionally, our doctor also controls environmental factors in the procedure room to maximize the patient’s comfort. We maintain the temperature at a warm and comfortable level and may play music to help provide a calm ambiance during the brief operation.