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Pollock & Staple Circumcision Techniques

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What Is Our Brisbane Circumcision Doctor’s Method?

The Pollock Technique™ our only approved method used for babies, boys, teens and men of all ages and consists of using a Mogen clamp under long-acting local anaesthetic.

Dr Hunt performs all circumcisions using the Pollock Technique™

The use of numbing cream and local anaesthetic is administered and recovery time is relatively fast. Our method is quick, and has proven safe over the past 30 years and 60,000 procedures.

We encourage parents to stay with their son for the entire procedure, we find this approach to be reassuring for parents and for your son.

This is one of the reasons why so many Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Brisbane doctors refer their patients to our circumcision clinics. 

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Please read on to learn about the multiple steps we will take to minimise 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. We encourage both parents to attend the appointment and be with your son at all times.

 

You will be at one of our Brisbane circumcision clinics for 40 – 60 minutes, 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 Paracetamol Before Circumcision

Before you leave home give your infant baby Paracetamol. Do not use other medications such as Nurofen because these may affect bleeding time. Infant drops usually come in a concentration of 100 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 contact our office and we will provide the dosage instructions. Please do not give any other medication besides Paracetamol (i.e. No Nurofen) because it may increase bleeding time.


Your son must be minimum of 4.0kg to be given Panadol, if he has not reached that weight then do not administer Panadol and contact our office for further instruction 07 2103 2322. 

AgeWeightDosage
1 – 3 months4 – 6 kg0.6 – 0.9 mls
3 – 6 months6 – 8 kg0.9 – 1.2 mls
6 – 12 months8 – 10 kg1.2 – 1.5 mls
1 – 2 years10 – 12 kg1.5 – 1.8 mls

Anaesthetic Cream to Numb the Skin

In our office your child will have topical anaesthetic applied to his penis. This is an anaesthetic cream that numbs the skin. This surface painkiller is the second step we take to minimise discomfort during circumcision.

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 anaesthetic.

 

This provides comfort and coverage for both the procedure and for hours after. Since the topical anaesthetic has already numbed the skin, the injection is hardly felt. After 7-8 minutes, the penis is numbed, and the circumcision can be done. 

Peace of Mind After Circumcision

  • You will be provided with a written guide on how to care for your son after circumcision.
  • We will contact you the day after the procedure to see how your son is, we generally find children to be back to their happy selves the following day.
  • Please also go ahead and review the Post-Circumcision Care page on this website at your convenience for lots of detail, and helpful images, that will show you what to expect after the procedure.

Our Caring Team

Although the circumcision takes less than a couple of minutes we request that you be in the clinic for about 30 to 40 minutes. As parents we understand that safety concerns are always number one. For your peace of mind Dr Hunt will be reachable 24 hours a day. All patients are given the treating doctor’s contact details for aftercare support.

Our Circumcision Method and Pain Control Approach

The Pollock Technique™ used by Dr. Hunt 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.

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 desensitised 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. 

A profile of the uncircumcised penis with the foreskin covering the glans (head of the penis).

The same penis as in Figure 1 but drawn as if the foreskin was transparent. Here you can see the foreskin in relation to the inner side of the foreskin and the glans. Notice the adhesions along the inner side of the glans. These are present at birth in almost all babies and must be released before the actual circumcision.

The same penis following the circumcision. Notice that the cut edge of the skin retracts to just behind the back rim of the glans. This is the site of healing. Please see the After Circumcision page for full detail on the healing process and frequently asked questions.

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