Circumcision in Toronto with the Pollock Technique™
At Gentle Procedures Toronto circumcision clinics, we use the Pollock Technique™ for circumcision procedures.
Our doctor, Dr. Roland Sing, has been certified in the use of this circumcision technique by Dr. Neil Pollock.
Extensive pain control methods are employed; including Tylenol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perception in babies), soothing music, topical freezing cream, and a long acting anaesthetic.
The Pollock Technique™ for circumcision makes your son’s comfort a priority.
The goal is to perform the circumcision procedure with a minimum of stress for parents and baby.
Dr. Roland Sing, Urologist
What Is the Pollock Circumcision Method?
The Pollock Technique™ can be used for babies, boys, and men of all ages, and consists of using a Mogen clamp under long-acting anesthetic.
Our circumcision doctor performs Pollock Technique™ circumcisions for babies up to 12 months old.
The Pollock Technique™ circumcision operation takes only one minute for newborns – and just a few minutes for older babies.
Pollock Technique™ circumcision is a virtually painless procedure.
Only local anesthetic is needed (in infants) and recovery time is relatively fast.
Our method is quick, and has proven effective over the past 25 years and over 60,000 procedures. This is one of the reasons why so many Toronto doctors refer their patients to our circumcision clinic.
Our method minimizes stress on the infant and family via maximum pain control and a quick and simple procedure.
Pollock Technique™ Circumcision – Step by Step
It is best to have finished feeding your son just before bringing him to see the circumcision doctor, so that your baby will not be overly hungry while you are waiting in the office. If your baby is hungry when you arrive, you can feed him at any time during your visit.
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 our Toronto 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.
Baby Tylenol Just Before You Come to the Clinic
First, give your son Tempra or Tylenol drops (also called acetaminophen) just before you leave home or, if you are traveling a long distance, after you arrive at the clinic. 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.
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 Tylenol or Tempra (i.e., No Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc.) because it may increase bleeding time.
|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)|
Anaesthetic Cream to Numb the Skin
In our office, your child will have topical anesthetic applied to his penis. This is an anesthetic cream that numbs the skin. This surface painkiller is the second step we take to minimize discomfort during circumcision. This stays on for 20-30 minutes.
Pain Blocking Injection – Local Anaesthetic
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 “frozen”, and the circumcision can be done.
Sugar Pacifier During the Brief Circumcision Operation
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 the sweet flavours distract babies and reduce their perception of pain.
Caring Team Always Available
Although the circumcision takes about one minute, we request that you be in the clinic for about one hour 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 ourselves, we understand that safety concerns are always number one. For your peace of mind, our doctor will be reachable 24 hours a day. All clients are given our 24-hour contact information so they can reach the doctor directly should any concerns arise.
Please also see the Post Circumcision information in the second half of the Baby Circumcision page on this site.
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Our Circumcision Method and Pain Control Approach
The Pollock Technique™ used by our doctors is based on the Mogen technique. This technique is known for its quickness and safety. In conjunction with this method, our circumcision doctor uses the most complete and extensive pain control methods available. This ensures that your son will feel little or no pain at all. 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.
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