At Gentle Procedures Melbourne circumcision clinic, we use the Pollock Technique™ for procedures for all ages of babies, boys, and adult men.
Extensive pain control methods are employed for infant circumcision; including Panadol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perception), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and a long acting local anesthetic.
Older boys and adult men also benefit from multiple local anesthetics to ensure a virtually painless procedure.
Please contact us anytime with your specific questions about our circumcision method, or to book an appointment.
For adults, the combination of our local anaesthetic, quick surgical technique, and use of skin glue, allows us to provide most comfortable adult circumcision procedure currently available in Victoria, or in the world. This method has provided for dramatically improved cosmetic outcomes without the typical multiple suture track marks.
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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.
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.
Doctor Islam and Doctor Ali perform the Pollock Technique™ circumcisions for infants, babies, boys, teens, and adult men.
The Pollock Technique™ circumcision operation takes only one minute for newborns.
Pollock Technique™ circumcision requires only local anesthetic is needed and recovery time is relatively fast.
Our method is quick and has proven safe and reliable over the past 30 years and 75,000 procedures. This is one of the reasons why so many Melbourne area doctors refer their patients to our circumcision clinic.
We recommend that you finish feeding your baby prior to coming into the clinic so that he will not be too hungry while you are waiting for the procedure. If your son is hungry upon your arrival, it is ok to feed him within 15 minutes of your arrival to the clinic.
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 one of our Melbourne 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.
Before you leave home, give your baby Panadol. Do not use other medications such as Ibuprofen because these may affect bleeding time. Infant acetaminophen drops usually come in a concentration of 80 mg/1 ml (check the bottle that this is the correct preparation). The proper dose for his weight is shown in the table below.
|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 Panadol (i.e., No Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc.) because it may increase bleeding time.
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. After 7-8 minutes, the penis is numbed, and the circumcision can be done.
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 sweet flavours distract babies and reduce their perception of pain.
Although the circumcision takes less than 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 Islam and Doctor Ali will be reachable 24 hours a day. All clients are given our 24-hour contact information so they can reach their doctor directly should any concerns arise.
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