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Circumcision for all Ages
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We pride ourselves on minimising the pain and discomfort of our patients during their procedures.
When it comes to circumcision, Melbourne patients and families have a variety of choices. It can be hard to decide which is best for your child (or yourself) and whether the surgery is one you want to go through with.
With us, you are in the best hands. Our doctors have years of experience and have successfully performed countless circumcision procedures. Our clinic is located in Dandenong, Victoria, and is set up to create a safe and soothing environment for all our patients, both young and old.
We understand that there are often religious or cultural reasons for getting your child circumcised and are fully supportive of our patients’ requirements.
Call now to book your initial appointment at our Melbourne circumcision clinic!
Cost (Out of Pocket Expenses):
Patients will be required to come in for seperate pre-consult which is bulk billed to Medicare. Circumcision will be booked on separate day. Cost for proceeding with circumcision is payable on the day of procedure.
Out of pocket cost for the procedure that Medicare does not cover and the patient (or family) must pay:
• Newborn (0 – 3 mnths) – $380 AUD
• Infant (3 – 12 mnths) – $480
• Child (1-10 yrs) – $580
• 10+ yrs (ShangRing) – $680 AUD
• Adult Male 18+ (ShangRing) – $780 AUD
Price will be confirmed on the day of the procedure. Payment is due on the day of the procedure.
Patients who have Medicare will have to pay $212 AUD in addition to the price listed. This amount will be refunded by Medicare.
Prices on our website can change without notice.
Circumcisions are often performed for religious or cultural reasons. However, they can also be performed for other reasons such as personal hygiene or aesthetic reasons. There are also medical benefits of circumcision, including:
• Lower risk of contracting and transmitting sexually transmitted diseases
• Lower risk of contracting urinary tract infections
• Lower risk of penile cancer (and cervical cancer in female partners)
• Prevention of balanitis (infection of the foreskin)
• Prevention of phimosis (tight foreskin unable to fully retract)
This last condition can be fairly serious, causing pain and discomfort in one’s everyday life and during activities such as sport or sex. There is also the risk of paraphimosis, where the foreskin becomes stuck and can no longer be pulled over the tip of the penis. This is considered an emergency, as it can cut off blood flow, and your doctor will recommend immediate circumcision.
Regardless of your reasons, circumcision is a big decision. We’re here to provide you with everything you need to make the choice that is best for yourself and your family.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of the penis. For centuries, circumcision has been practiced by cultures across the world and is still an important part of many cultures and religions today.
There are a few ways that the circumcision procedure can be performed. Common methods include the ShangRing, the Plastibell method, the Pollock technique, surgical incision and stitches, and more. The procedure will usually depend on the age of the client and their individual needs.
We use a local anaesthetic to numb the area; for infants, we will provide a sucrose pacifier and for older boys and men, we may also use a general anaesthetic as well as other pain relief options to ensure your comfort. The procedure takes around ten minutes for a newborn, and will take thirty minutes to half an hour for older patients.
Once you are finished, we will keep you until we are satisfied that you are responding well to the procedure and that there are no risks to your safety. This should be no more than an hour, and you will be able to go home the same day. You will receive detailed care instructions from your doctor and schedule a follow-up before leaving our Melbourne clinic.
For the first few days, you will need to keep the dressing and the wound clean and dry. Wash the penis daily, but do not use soap; softly pat the area dry with a towel and redress the wound. A bit of bleeding and swelling is normal, but excessive levels may indicate a problem. In this case, contact your doctor and they will see you as soon as possible to determine the cause and devise a solution.
In terms of recovery, infants will only take seven to ten days to fully heal from their procedures. Older boys and men will take longer, often between two and three weeks, and you may want to consider taking some time off work to rest. Adults should avoid vigourous exercise for four weeks and should wait until six weeks after the procedure to engage in sexual activity
Circumcision is usually performed when males are babies, in the first few weeks of their life. This is due to the fact that they experience practically no pain from the procedure and will bounce back quickly.
However, older children and older men can still be circumcised. Although this is often for medical reasons such as paraphimosis, phimosis, or balanitis, it can also be for religious reasons or even personal reasons. These patients will likely use a general anaesthetic during their procedure to alleviate discomfort.
In Australia, some of the costs of circumcision are covered by Medicare. However, you will most likely have to pay some amount out of pocket. This is due on the day of the procedure.
Your first appointment where we consult with you and determine whether circumcision is the right decision is typically covered. Medicare also reinburses our clients for depending on the age of patient and the type of anaesthetic used – local or general. We will go over costs during your appointment and confirm with you before your procedure.
Many hospitals will no longer perform circumcision for unless it is for therapeutic (health-related) reasons. That being said, you are within your right as a parent to circumcise your male child; after weighing your options, the benefits and risks of the surgery, and consulting with a specialist, you may choose to remove your son’s foreskin.
Want to find out more about our circumcision methods or procedures? You can book a consultation with our expert Melbourne doctors today by calling us now or using our website.