Information on Baby Circumcision & Procedure
The optimal time to perform a circumcision is between 4 weeks to 3 months after birth.
Our clinic provide parents anaesthetic cream so this can be applied prior to the procedure. You will be given anaesthestic cream after the initial consultation, when you make the booking for the procedure.
Dr. Wong is experienced with all 3 methods of performing newborn circumcision. He can either use a plastic device (either plastibell or circumplast), clamp or no plastic device method. He will customise the surgery based on the anatomy and needs of the individual.
This is in contrast to some doctors who only know one method and only offer one method, as there are pros and cons with each method.
He will discuss with the parents during the initial consultation, with the parents' wishes also taken into account.
If a plastic device is used, it is secured with a ligature and then the excess foreskin is removed. The plastic device will detach with the redundant foreskin in 7-14 days. Dr Wong will review the child after 1 week, there is no fee for the follow up appointment.
If you have any issues, we will provide you with after hours number to call for advice.
• Religious or cultural reasons
• Prevention of future inflammation or infection such as phimosis, balanitis
• Hygiene reasons
• Congenital abnormalities, for example, if the urethra opening is not on penis tip such as hypospadias or epispadias
• Chordee, or downward curvature of the penis
• Buried penis
• Sick or unstable babies
• Bleeding disorders
How to put numbing cream on penis before circumcision surgery
Before & After
Procedure $550 (Medicare rebate $39).
We generally take $100 booking fee and the balance $450 is payable on day of procedure. We will give you a receipt to claim Medicare.