Infant and Baby Circumcision
Welcome to Our Circumcision Clinic at Square One Health Group in Mississuaga
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Our Circumcision Clinic is led by Dr. Aboud. His training is focused on performing circumcision using the Gomco and the Mogan techniques. Our staff has exceptional experience in performing circumcision on newborn boys. We focus on implementing the safest and most comfortable techniques for the procedure to ensure that the procedure is typically painless. Most babies even sleep through it. Our clinic offers close follow-up and provides ongoing support throughout the entire process. Our goal is to make this experience as safe, painless, and worry-free as possible.
At Square One Health Group, we have designated private surgical rooms that give patients convenient access and helps to avoid long waits that are typical of local hospitals.
We focus on providing total health and comfort. Located in the Square One area, our medical Centre is conveniently located on Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway at street level. With a certified and well-trained team on hand, you and your loved ones can receive proper medical care. We also have an onsite pharmacy as well as dental services. Square One Health Group is a one stop for all your medical needs.
We serve patients from all over Canada. You can book an appointment within just days or weeks. Our online registration process makes getting started easy.
Dr. Abdulrahman Aboud is a Family Physician at Square One Health Group. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Aboud graduated from Xavier University School of Medicine and completed his clinical rotations in Chicago, USA. He later joined Michigan State University (MSU) where he completed 3 years of residency training and served as the Chief Resident and the Chief of the Obstetrics track in the Family Medicine Program. Dr. Aboud expanded his training to include prenatal and postnatal care, obstetric deliveries, and surgical procedures, including but not limited to, circumcisions.
Dr. Aboud is fluent in English and Arabic. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing soccer, and learning new skills. He is currently accepting new patients.
What is Circumcision?
Circumcision is a procedure to remove the foreskin (extra skin) that covers the tip or the head of the penis. Male circumcision is widely practiced for medical, religious and traditional reasons and is often done within the first two weeks after birth. Dr. Aboud recommends performing circumcision on your newborn son as early as possible. This results in an overall better outcome for the baby
The decision to have your newborn male circumcised is very personal and should be made after careful consideration of the risks and benefits.
The procedure will only take a few minutes. However, we do ask that you anticipate being at our clinic for approximately an hour. This helps us to ensure a safe and painless experience for your baby.
What is a good age to perform baby circumcision?
We perform circumcision up to 4 months of age. However, the best time is in the first 4 weeks. In general, “earlier is better”.
What are the potential benefits of circumcision?
▪ Improved hygiene
▪ Decreased risk of acquiring infections such as HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
▪ Decreased risk of urinary tract infections.
▪ Prevention of medical conditions occurring at the tip of the penis, examples include: phimosis, paraphimosis, balanitis and posthitis.
▪ Decreased risk of cancer of the penis.
Contraindications to circumcision:
There are few contraindications to newborn circumcision. The doctor will perform a thorough examination and gather information to rule out any possible contraindication.
What are the risks of circumcision?
Generally, any procedure is associated with some risks, which can include death. There are minimal risks associated with circumcision. The overall risks of complication for this procedure is between (0.2% to 0.6%). Some of these include but are not limited to:
▪ Suboptimal cosmetic outcome
▪ Trauma to the penis
This is why it is important to have the procedure done by experienced medical personnel and have ongoing follow up. You MUST inform Dr. Aboud if the following conditions exist:
● Family history of bleeding disorder
● The baby is premature (under 37 weeks at birth)
● There is a congenital abnormality of the structure of the penis
● There is a medical disorder in the newborn (ex. heart disease, thyroid disease)
How can I prepare my baby for Circumcision?
Prior to the procedure, please ensure that your baby is fed and wearing loose comfortable clothes. If recommended by our doctor, please also ensure the patient is given 0.5ml of baby acetaminophen about one hour before the procedure.
We advise parents to read all the documents about the procedure and after care instructions that will be sent by email. Please contact us if you have any questions, we are here to help you through the process.
Please bring the following items with you on the day of the procedure:
- 2 Regular sized diapers
- 2 Larger sized diapers
- A pacifier (if your baby is using one at this time)
- An extra bottle for feeding after the procedure is done.
Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. This will avoid overcrowding of the clinic and will assist in social distancing and infection control.
Plan to be in our office for at least 60 minutes.
What can I expect while waiting for my baby's procedure to begin?
When you arrive at our clinic, you will be welcomed and registered by one of our front staff. Your baby will be prepped for the procedure with a local anaesthesia. The procedure and aftercare will be reviewed with you and any questions you have will be answered. The average time for the process to be completed is approximately 20 minutes. However, the surgical procedure itself will only take a couple of minutes.
How is Circumcision performed?
Your baby will be given a local anesthetic to create a painless experience. 10 minutes after the anaesthetic is given, the physician will remove the foreskin using a special instrument called the Gomco clamp.
What can I expect after the procedure is completed?
The surgical site will remain numb for at least an hour after the procedure, it is okay to hold and comfort your baby or even place him in his car seat for the ride home. Our staff will go over circumcision aftercare and expectations. We ensure close follow-up with all of our patients.
What should I watch for when I bring my baby home?
The penis may be wrapped with Vaseline-soaked wrap. The Vaseline wrap will fall off on its own (at the base of the penis). This might occur anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days. Once it falls off, discard the wrap. The circumcision site should be monitored for bleeding by checking the diaper every hour for the first 6 hours, and then every 2-3 hours for the next 12 hours after surgery. Heavy bleeding is rare, but if you do notice that bleeding has not subsided, you may contact us immediately. Avoid using commercial diaper wipes. These contain alcohol which will be painful to the healing penis.
Your baby's penis will be red and swollen. You might notice some oozing. This is normal after circumcision, do not be alarmed. Continue applying Vaseline-petroleum jelly to the circumcision site after every diaper change to provide comfort. It is important to be able to see the entire head of the penis with each diaper change. After about one or two days following surgery, if you do not see the head, gently push the skin back until the entire head is exposed similar to the demonstration shown at our office.
How Long Does a Circumcision Take to Heal?
Since the foreskin is such a small component of the male infant’s anatomy, healing from circumcision can be rapid - between 10 and 14 days. Children and adults have a slightly longer healing period of around three weeks.
How will my baby behave after circumcision?
It is not unusual for a baby to sleep 6-8 hours after the procedure and to miss a few feeds. Some babies can be irritable, however, most are back to normal within 48hours.
Contact Us at Square One Health Group for Follow Up Questions
We understand that you may have many questions about circumcision, and how to care for your baby after the procedure. Our highly experienced staff is here to help. Please contact Square One Health Group Clinic for your consultation and to schedule your appointment.