Welcome to the Gentle Procedures Sydney circumcision clinic.
On this site, you will find information about circumcision for babies under 6 months of age. We also offer circumcision for boys 7 years and up, teens and men.
Our goal is to make it simple for you to get the info and services you may require.
Baby circumcision is commonly done relatively early in the life of your son. Procedures completed in the first three 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.
Appointments are usually available within days.
You can contact Gentle Procedures Clinic to confirm our next available appointment in Sydney at 02-8211-8888.
Appointments are usually available quickly (within a day of two). We work hard to deliver quality care in a timely fashion. Our experienced medical team will exceed your expectations for quality of circumcision care.
We focus on high-quality, safe, and reliable care to ensure that parents and their son have the most comfortable experience. Over 75,000 circumcisions have been performed using our technique over the last three decades.
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 Sydney was founded by Dr. Mohammad Sharier, who is known in Sydney as a leading Procedural Family Physician and Skin Cancer Surgeon as well as for baby circumcision.
Dr. Sharier personally performs 2,000 circumcision procedures annually.
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 NSW.
Our doctor and staff will support you after the circumcision surgery with a hotline for questions and detailed instructions on post-circumcision care for your baby son.
The ideal age for circumcision is within the first few weeks of life, and we provide circumcision for babies up to 6 months of age.
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 babies comfort. Babies will have Panadol after surgery if over 4 weeks of age, and are given a sugary pacifier to distract and entertain them during the procedure.
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.
The ideal age for circumcision is within the first two weeks of birth. Our clinic provides circumcision for babies up to 6 months old, children 7 years old and older, 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.
Our procedure takes only one minute (10 times quicker than most hospital circumcisions). We use extensive pain control methods like Panadol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perceptions), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and local anesthetic injection.
We have extremely low complication rates and no hospital administration fees are charged. Our clinic is designed to meet the needs of families for infant circumcision. Because of our focus on this procedure we are able to organize our staff and clinic operations optimally for baby circumcision. This makes us different from circumcision providers in Blacktown who do not specialize in this service.
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 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 Bactroban antibiotic ointment 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.
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NSW hospitals do not generally offer baby circumcision for newborns in a convenient and timely way.
Sydney families that want to get a circumcision for their baby boy choose a dedicated infant circumcision clinic, like Gentle Procedures in order to get fast and friendly access to circumcision.
Waiting for service is not a good option when it comes to infant circumcision.
The best time for infant circumcision is between 2-4 weeks. However, before 3 months of age is strongly recommended. If your son is over 12 weeks of age, we advise you to book a consultation with Dr. Sharier to check whether your baby is still suitable for circumcision.
Please contact us today to confirm the next available appointment for the possible circumcision of your boy.
You can reach us during clinic hours by phone, or anytime with our Appointment Request Form.
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 papillomavirus 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.
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:
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