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Neonatal circumcision

Neonatal circumcision is typically performed early in your child's life, specifically within the first two weeks after birth*. If you have decided that your child should be circumcised, we understand your desire to have the procedure done in a caring medical environment.

 

This is where CMME comes in to serve you.

The cost associated to the procedure for infants from 0-3 months is 400$ for the Plastibell technique and 500$ for the Gomco technique**.

The procedure for babies between 3-6 months will be offered soon.

*This service is offered to children between 10 days to 3 months. Please note that parental consent is necessary to carry out this procedure.

**A $75 deposit is required, and it will not be refunded if the patient reschedules or cancels their appointment more than once.

Neonatal Circumcision

Neonatal circumcision is a common surgical procedure performed on newborns, involving the removal of the foreskin, the skin covering the tip of the penis.

Some parents choose to have their child circumcised for various reasons, including religious or cultural beliefs, hygiene considerations, and potential health benefits, such as a reduced risk of urinary tract infections and certain sexually transmitted infections. The decision to have circumcision performed on a newborn is a personal one and should be made in consultation with healthcare professionals and based on family values.

The procedure is typically carried out under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort for the baby. It is relatively quick, and appropriate post-operative care is provided to promote a fast and complication-free recovery.

However, it is essential to highlight that neonatal circumcision is a surgical procedure and, as with any surgery, it carries some risks, although severe complications are rare.

  • To be eligible for neonatal circumcision, the child must be between 10 days and 3 months old, and weigh no more than 6 kg.

    Before the appointment, it is necessary to fill out the registration form for neonatal circumcision within the first month of the child's life. You will need to bring the printed form on the day of the appointment.

    In the coming days, a member of the administrative team will contact you to schedule a payment appointment and a circumcision appointment.

  • For children aged 0-3 months, the cost is:

    • 400$ for the Plastibell technique

    • 500$ for the Gomco technique

  • At Circoncision Mieux-Être, we use the Plastibell™ technique for infant circumcision due to its simplicity and speed. This method, performed under local anesthesia, is particularly suitable for more anxious or less cooperative children as it is easier and faster, and no bandaging is required.

    The Plastibell™ involves the use of a transparent plastic ring with a handle that detaches at the end of the procedure.

    This safe technique minimizes bleeding and does not require any stitches, as the glans is protected by the ring throughout the circumcision. The ring gradually detaches within 10 days following the procedure.

  • The Gomco technique is a method of neonatal circumcision that uses a tool called a "Gomco clamp" to remove the foreskin from the penis. The process begins with the placement of a metal cone under the foreskin, which serves to protect the glans. The foreskin is then secured to the cone using a circular component of the Gomco clamp. Once the foreskin is in place, a blade is used to cut it by following the contour of the cone, allowing for a clean and precise cut. The Gomco technique is known for offering good visibility and greater control during the procedure, thereby reducing the risk of complications. Although it might take a bit longer than other methods, it is often chosen for its tidy results and higher level of safety. This method reduces the risk of excessive bleeding and typically does not require stitches.

0-3 mois
3-6 months - available soon
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