Welcome to the Gentle Procedures Melbourne circumcision clinic. On this page, you will find information about circumcision for baby boys, and we also offer circumcision for boys and men of all ages. Our goal is to make it simple for you to get the info and services you may require.
This page focuses on infant circumcision so please visit the adult circumcision or older boy circumcision pages if you need info on those procedures.
Baby circumcision is commonly done early in the life of your son. Procedures completed in the first four months are considered newborn circumcisions. If you have made the decision to have your son circumcised, it is recommended to proceed as soon as it is convenient for your family.
You can call us at (03) 8794 7273 to confirm our next available appointment at either of our two Melbourne circumcision clinic locations.
Appointments are usually available quickly (within a day of two). We work hard to deliver quality care in a timely fashion. Our experienced medical team will exceed your expectations for quality of circumcision care.
Circumcising Your Infant at Our Melbourne Clinics
We focus on high-quality, safe, and reliable care to ensure that parents and their son have the best possible experience. Over 50,000 circumcisions have been performed using our technique over the last three decades.
For full detail on the Pollock Technique™ circumcision method that will be applied in your son’s circumcision please visit the Our Method page. For information on what to expect during and after a baby circumcision please see below.
Please note that if both parents will not be present for the procedure an absent parent consent form will be required, and our staff can provide you with a copy for signature. If one parent is unable to sign due to being out of state a phone call may be required to confirm consent.
Breastfeeding mothers should avoid all of these for at least 48 hours prior to an infant circumcision:
- All blood thinners including Naproxen, Clexane, etc.
The Day of the Procedure
Please bring these items with you to the clinic:
- The baby book
- Two big and thick baby blankets for swaddling the baby
- Baby Panadol from the chemist
- Extra nappies
Please let the doctor know if your baby has a high temperature or a cold, or any recent illness, as it might complicate his recovery.
In the case of premature birth, and for any infant under 2 weeks old, please plan for at least an hour of observation after the procedure.
For more detail on how to prepare for your son’s procedure, and on how to care for him afterwards, please see our Parent Counselling Video.
The video has important information about post-circumcision care, including a demonstration of post-procedure swaddling.
Please note that in a small percentage of infants the anatomical structure of the penis means that circumcision is not recommended. If this is the case with your son no fees will be charged.
Quality Care With an Established Method
Gentle Procedures Melbourne was founded by Doctor Hossain Islam, who is known in Victoria as a leading family practitioner as well as for baby circumcision. Our medical team has been carefully trained by Pollock Technique™ originator, Dr. Neil Pollock, and we are proud to use the Pollock Technique™ in providing timely and simple access to infant circumcision in Victoria.
Our doctor and staff will support you after the circumcision surgery with a hotline for questions and detailed instructions on post-circumcision care for your baby son.
We are pleased to serve clients from all states and territories. Please see the interstate patient information page, if applicable.