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Neonatal Circumcision

Our circumcisions are performed by a certified pediatric urologist affiliated with the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Neonatal circumcisions are performed on newborns up to 3 months of age using the Plastibell technique. They are performed under local anesthesia using an injection in the penis for pain control. This technique does not use a scalpel or surgical knife.

The Plastibell itself is a clear plastic ring that remains in place following the circumcision. It comes in several sizes such that an appropriate size can be chosen for individual baby. It is placed beneath the foreskin to sit on the head of the penis and then tied firmly around the foreskin. The excess foreskin is then trimmed off. The residual rim of skin along with the ring fall off in 7 to 14 days leaving a wound that will heal over the following week. The entire procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes.

Bleeding issues with this technique are very infrequent and as such there is no bandage placed. Baths can resume in 24 hours and Polysporin is applied to the site with diaper changes. A follow up visit is scheduled 2 weeks following the procedure.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call (514) 696-2442.