Welcome to Gentle Procedures Clinic Queensland. On this page, you will find information about circumcision for baby boys, boys, teens and men of all ages.

Our goal is to make it simple for you to get the information and services you may require.

This page focuses on infant circumcision so please visit the adult circumcision or adolescent circumcision pages if you need info on those procedures.

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Gold Coast & Brisbane Baby Circumcision Clinic

When looking for the best facility for your son’s circumcision, please consider that the techniques for providing this surgery can vary from doctor to doctor. The Pollock Technique has been refined and standardized over 50,000 circumcision procedures. Your boy will benefit from the highest standard for care and safety available in infant circumcision today.

Baby circumcision is commonly done relatively early in the life of your son.

Procedures completed in the first four months are considered newborn circumcisions.

If you have made the decision to have your son circumcised, it is recommended to proceed as soon as it is convenient for your family.

It is sometimes possible to get the operation in a hospital on an outpatient basis, but these institutions cannot offer the service level and experience of a specialised private circumcision clinic. Large institutions manage hundreds of different services and must prioritize urgent situations over hospital circumcisions for newborns.

Queensland hospitals do not generally offer baby circumcision for newborns in a convenient and timely way. Some hospitals may have offered circumcisions for infants before mother and baby leave the maternity ward, but this is no longer the case in many hospitals in Brisbane and Gold Coast areas, or across Queensland and Australia in general.

Circumcising Your Infant at Our Brisbane Clinics

We focus on high-quality, safe, and reliable care to ensure that parents and their son have a good experience. Over 60,000 circumcisions have been performed using our technique over the last three decades around the world.

For full detail on the Pollock Technique™ circumcision method that will be applied in your son’s circumcision please visit the Our Method page.

For information on what to expect during and after a baby circumcision please see below.

Gentle Procedures Clinic Queensland was founded by Dr David Hunt who is known in Queensland as a general practitioner as well as for baby circumcision.

Our medical team has been carefully trained by Pollock Technique™ originator, Dr Neil Pollock, and we are proud to use the Pollock Technique™ in providing safe and simple access to infant circumcision in Queensland.

Our doctor and staff will support you after the circumcision surgery and you will be provided direct access to Dr Hunt for any questions or concerns or just to have him keep an eye on things during the healing phase.

You will be provided with in-depth aftercare instructions and our team will follow up with you to ensure your son is his happy little self after his procedure.

Newborn circumcision

The focused practice of our clinic permits us to optimize the circumcision procedure as well as the overall experience.

Having served thousands of babies and families we have developed specialized systems and processes to offer these services better than any other institution. We will exceed your expectations for quality circumcision care.

You will receive detailed instruction on how to prepare your son for the brief circumcision operation. This includes how to best time feeding before surgery to maximize your baby’s comfort.

Babies will have a painkiller before and after surgery, and are given a sugary pacifier to distract and entertain them during the procedure. Some babies even sleep through the whole thing.

Guidance and follow-up continues afterwards, with written and verbal instructions on how to provide care after the circumcision. The goal is to minimize your child’s discomfort and promote healing. You will be shown how to minimize the risk of infection and informed of warning signs to watch for in case of any complications. Our doctor is available by phone after surgery and will respond quickly to any questions or concerns.

Potential Benefits of Infant Circumcision

Many Australian parents undertake a circumcision procedure for their son for cultural, religious reasons as well as to seek improved health outcomes for their children. Some parents decide to circumcise their son for cosmetic and personal reasons. The important thing is to make an informed decision that you will be happy with.

There are many potential benefits from baby circumcision:

It is well known that microorganisms accumulate under the foreskin which fosters inflammation which can lead to conditions such as Balanitis/Balanoposthitis (inflammation of the head of the penis). The incidence of Balanitis is twice as high as those who are uncircumcised. Smegma, which is a cheesy like secretion, can also accumulate under the foreskin combining with bacteria to produce an offensive odour.

Because microorganisms can accumulate under and adhere to the foreskin, bacteria have a greater chance of migrating up the urethra causing urinary tract infections (UTIs) especially in infancy. Studies suggest an over 10-fold decrease in risk of urinary tract infection in circumcised infants. UTIs are a potentially painful and dangerous condition as it can result in kidney inflammation and scarring. Studies suggest that the protective effect of circumcision against UTIs when done as a newborn continues into adulthood.

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin becomes so tight that it cannot be pulled back fully, resulting in UTIs, local skin infection, pain when passing urine, retention of urine, kidney stones, and sexual dysfunction. Circumcision eliminates the risk of phimosis, which affects 1 in 10 older boys and men.

Studies have shown an over 20-fold reduction in the risk of invasive penile cancer which is thought to arise from adherence of high-risk Human Papilloma Virus to the foreskin and smegma causing chronic inflammation and recurrent infections resulting in phimosis. Invasive penile carcinoma is highly associated with a history of phimosis.

Uncircumcised men have a 1.6-2.0-fold higher incidence of prostate cancer, which is thought to correspond with a higher chance of sexually transmitted infections resulting in a chronic state of inflammation.

Circumcision reduced the risk of getting HIV/AIDS by 3-fold during sex with an infected woman. This is because the HIV virus enters through the inner lining of the foreskin which is thin and vulnerable. Ulceration and tearing are also more common in uncircumcised men, adding to the risk of HIV entry.

Circumcision reduced cervical cancer risk of a man’s female partner by 5.6 times as there is less risk of adherence and colonisation of Human Papilloma Virus.

What are the Risks of Circumcision?

While the circumcision procedure performed on babies at our clinic can be considered routine and low risk, there is always some degree of risk with any surgery.

Potential problems include:

  • Bleeding after circumcision – In 1 in 500 circumcisions there may be some bleeding that is usually stopped with pressure or less commonly with stitches. If a bleeding disorder such as Haemophilia is present, then our doctors will need advice from a paediatric haematologist prior to proceeding.
  • Infection – There is always a possibility that there could be a generalised infection requiring antibiotics after the surgery (1/4000).
  • Serious infections are rare (1/5000).
  • Concealed penis – When there is a good amount of fat around the penis (pubic fat), the penis may retract inward and increase the chances the penis gets partially buried and requiring medical intervention (1/800).
  • Meatal stenosis – This is a narrowing of the urethra that may occur after the procedure requiring medical intervention (1/1000).
  • Phimosis from circumcision – This is a narrowing of the shaft skin opening over the head of the penis requiring medical intervention (1/500)
  • Trauma resulting in permanent damage to the head of the penis (never in our practice)
  • Suboptimal cosmetic result (1/500)
  • More serious complications including death (has never happened in any of our clinics).

Baby Circumcision Clinic FAQ

The optimal age is at 2 weeks, but at our clinic we provide circumcision for males of all ages including older children, adolescents, and adults. Since newborn babies are less aware, recover faster, and the risk of complications is lower, families should try their best to have circumcision done as close to this time period as possible. However, it is common for a variety of reasons that circumcision will be done at a later time.

The Pollock circumcision method creator, Dr Neil Pollock has published a study that shows our pain control process is highly effective. Many babies can sleep right through the entire procedure. Most babies experience little or no pain at all.

It is not unusual for a baby to sleep 6-8 hours after the procedure and to miss a feed. Some babies will be irritable for a number of minutes to hours afterwards. Behaviourally, most babies are back to themselves by the next day or two.

Our procedure takes only a few minutes (10 times quicker than most hospital circumcisions). We use extensive pain control methods like Panadol, sugar pacifiers (which has been shown to reduce pain perceptions), soothing music, numbing cream,  and local anaesthetic injection.

We have extremely low complication rates and no hospital administration fees are charged. Our clinics are designed to meet the needs of families for infant circumcision. Because of our focus on this procedure we are able to organise our staff and clinic operations optimally for baby circumcision. This makes us different from circumcision providers in greater Brisbane who do not specialise in this service.

No. If you are booking for your son, it is a parental decision and we only require consent from both parents to proceed. You may book online directly or give us a call anytime at 07 2103 2322.

Complications are rare. Occasionally, there can be bleeding from the circumcision many hours after the procedure. This is treated by putting some pressure with gauze on the penis for 2-3 minutes to close the oozing blood vessel. (This will be demonstrated to you by our Brisbane circumcision clinic staff).

Very rarely, more serious bleeding can occur which may require a visit to the hospital. Infection is also a possible complication. It is extremely rare and can be associated with redness, pus, and a foul smell from the circumcision. It is treated by putting antibiotic cream five times a day on the penis which usually resolves any infection within one or two days.

Suboptimal cosmetic result is another possible but very infrequent complication.

Yes, they are possible; however, to date, there have never been any serious complications among our patients or in the over 50,000 circumcisions done with the Pollock Technique™.

Healing occurs in several stages, and most newborns show signs of healing by one week.

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Please contact us with any questions you may have related to circumcision procedure

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