Pollock Technique™ Circumcision – Now in Perth, WA
Pollock Technique™ Circumcision – Now in Perth, WAPerth Clinic2020-09-10T23:06:24+10:00
Dr. Neil Pollock
At Gentle Procedures Perth circumcision clinic, we use the Pollock Technique™ for procedures for all ages of babies, boys, and adult men. The detail below focuses on infant circumcision, so please visit the adult circumcision page or the teen circumcision page if you would like more information on circumcision at an older age.
Extensive pain control methods are used for infant circumcision, including Paracetamol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perception), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and a long-acting local anaesthetic injection.
Older boys and adult men also benefit from multiple local anaesthetics to ensure a virtually painless procedure.
The Pollock Technique™ can be used for babies, boys, and men of all ages, and consists of using a Mogen clamp under long-acting local anaesthetic.
Doctor Newton performs Pollock Technique™ circumcisions for infants, boys, teens, and adult men.
The Pollock Technique™ circumcision takes only minutes for newborns.
Our method also includes follow-up by our doctor or nurse in the hour after the procedure and again a few days later.
Only a local anesthetic is needed, and recovery time is relatively fast. Our method is quick and has proven to be safe and reliable over the past 30 years and 60,000 procedures.
Many Perth area doctors refer their patients to our circumcision clinic.
Gentle Procedures Perth Circumcision Procedure
We recommend that you finish feeding your baby before coming into the clinic so that he will not be too hungry while you are waiting for the procedure. If your son is hungry upon your arrival, it is okay to feed him within 15 minutes of your arrival at the clinic.
Please continue reading 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 Perth circumcision clinic for just over an hour, and we want to make that time as pleasant as possible.
Please note we do not allow siblings to be present for the procedure. Please only bring the patient and up to two caregivers.
We take the following precautions to ensure your son has minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Baby Panadol Before You Come to the Clinic
Before you leave home, give your baby Paracetemol. Do not use other medications such as Ibuprofen because these may affect bleeding time. Infant Paracetemol drops usually come in a concentration of 80 mg/1 ml (check the bottle to confirm that this is the correct preparation). The proper dose for his weight is shown in the table below.
¾ ml (60 mg)
1 ml (80 mg)
1¼ ml (100 mg)
1½ ml (120 mg)
1¾ ml (140 mg)
2 ml (160 mg)
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 Paracetemol (i.e., No Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc.) because it may increase bleeding time.
Anaesthetic Cream to Numb the Skin
In our office, your child will have a 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 minimize discomfort during circumcision.
Pain Blocking Injection – Local Anaesthetic
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.
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 sweet flavours distract babies and reduce their perception of pain.
Caring Team Always Available
Although the circumcision takes just a minute to perform, we request that you be in the clinic for about one hour and fifteen minutes, so that we can carefully review with you all post-procedure care and answer any questions before you take your child home.
As parents ourselves, we understand that safety concerns are always number one.
For your peace of mind, Doctor Newton 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.
The Penis Before & After Baby Circumcision
The three images below show the change in your baby boy’s penis brought about by circumcision.
1. A profile of the uncircumcised penis with the foreskin covering the glans (head of the penis).
2. 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.
3. 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.
Our Circumcision Method and Pain Control Approach
The Pollock Technique™ used by Dr. Newton is based on the Mogen technique. This technique is known for its speed and reliability. 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.