This information is to assist parents who are considering routine circumcision procedure undertaken on their healthy male infants.
Circumcision of males has been undertaken for cultural, social and religious reasons for many thousands of years. There are several methods of performing circumcisions but we prefer the Plastibell method after one week of age rather than the Gomco method, which can lead to more bleeding and requires regular dressings etc.
We use the Plastibell method on infants from 1 week up to 3 months of age. If circumcision is needed after this age, then the babies may have to wait until one year of age or so to have it performed by surgeons elsewhere. Plastibell technique surgery is simple surgical procedure where the foreskin over glans of the penis is cut off after the Plastibell is inserted and tied. This procedure leads to minimal bleeding and doesn’t need any dressings after the surgery.
Before making any decision to go ahead with this procedure, please read this information pack and see your doctor to make sure whether your child can be circumcised or not.