To be circumcised means the foreskin has been surgically removed, (partially or fully) or incision made to expose the head of penis.
Circumcision is usually performed for religious, cultural and hygiene reasons, but also for some medical conditions such as balanitis. phimosis, or paraphimosis (inflammation or infection of the foreskin, including complications such as inability to retract the foreskin, or resultant tightness leading to restriction of blood supply to the head of the penis).
There is an advantage to perform circumcision in patients with these medical conditions to prevent recurrence of infection, swelling and stricture.
In our clinic, Dr Wong performs all circumcision procedures and he has many years’ experience treating male conditions.
Circumcision has not been shown to negatively impact sexual functions.
Circumcision for Newborn Babies & Infants Brisbane
The optimal time to perform a circumcision is when the child is from age 4 weeks to 3 months. When parents book for the procedure, we will provide topical anaesthetic cream, which is to be applied 2 hours prior to the procedure.
Dr Wong is experienced with all 3 types of circumcision techniques. He will assess your child, taking the parents’ wishes into consideration, determine the most appropriate method, according to the anatomy of the newborn. After the procedure, we will provide you with aftercare advice, as well as after hours contact number if you have any problem.
If a plastic device is used, the plastic device will detach with the redundant foreskin in 5 to 7 days. We will provide a follow up appointment after 1 week (there is no fee for this follow up appointment).
After the procedure, the baby can be bathed, fed and diapered as usual.
The initial consultation fee is $105. The Medicare Rebate is $76. Fee for newborn circumcision procedure is $550 (up to 3 months), The Medicare rebate is approximately $41.
Older or more matured babies, toddlers and older children (up to 12 months) who require circumcision is $660 (Medicare rebate is approximately $41). Swelling is common after circumcision and we advise older children to take a few extra days of strict bed rest to allow swelling to settle.
Teenager and Adult Circumcision Brisbane
In teenagers and adults, there are gentle methods to perform circumcision. After the surgery, the skin edges may be joined together with dissolvable sutures as well as skin glue. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetics. For adults, the choice of gentle anaesthetic gas can be considered for a small additional fee.
Antibiotics may be prescribed for a few days to reduce risk of infections, at the doctor’s discretion. Simple pain relief may be required in the first few days. Initial Consultation is $105 (Medicare rebate is $76) and you will need to purchase topical anaesthetic cream to be applied before the procedure (from us or from the chemist).
Swelling is common after the surgery and we advise up to 2 weeks of bed rest to allow swelling to settle.
The fee for Circumcision for older children starts from $770 to $990 depends on age.
Fee for Full Circumcision Adults is $1100 (using local anaesthetics) with a Medicare rebate or approximately $125 (for child over age 10 and adults).
Gentle Gas sedation is $150 and additional fees if intravenous sedation is required. Please discuss with Doctor if you required additional anaesthetics (gas or intravenous).
How to Apply Local Anaesthetic Cream before Circumcision
Medical opinions vary, some doctors believe this procedure may have some medical benefits for some patients (eg. phimosis, hygiene problems, recurrent urine infections, reduce transmission of HIV & HPV viruses ) , whilst other doctors believe the benefits is too small to justify routine surgery for normal healthy individuals. Parents have the best interest of their son at heart and would usually make the right decision.