Ottawa Circumcision Clinic for Babies and Newborns
Ottawa Circumcision Clinic for Babies and NewbornsJack Roberts2017-05-02T09:04:06+00:00
Reddoch Clinics offers newborn and baby circumcision with the Pollock Technique at private clinics in Ottawa and Cornwall, Ontario. If you have decided to have your baby boy circumcised please contact us to schedule the procedure at your earliest convenience, as the optimal period for infant circumcision is within the first two months. We offer baby circumcision for boys up to the toddler stage (12 – 15 months of age).
Appointments are usually available in a few days and procedures are performed in just a few minutes.
Circumcision with the Pollock Technique is fast, safe, and virtually painless. Over 50,000 have been performed.
You may also choose to send your inquiry with our Contact form at right, or go ahead and register online if you are ready.
Your son is in good hands with Reddoch Clinics. We want the you both to have a positive experience.
Experienced Circumcision Doctor – Dr. Reddoch
Dr. Bob Reddoch is a well known and respected emergency department physician and educator in eastern Ontario for over 25 years. He performs circumcisions in both Ottawa and Cornwall locations of Reddoch Clinics.
Dr. Reddoch limits his clinic practice to only procedures and circumcision is one of these procedures. Dr. Reddoch underwent extensive training with Dr. Neil Pollock, one of North America’s foremost authorities on baby circumcision.
Dr. Pollock’s research into developing a safe, quick and virtually pain free approach to circumcision has been widely recognized in Canada and abroad. In 2011, Dr. Reddoch was the first physician to introduce Dr. Pollock’s techniques to Ontario.
Ottawa and Cornwall Circumcision Clinics
Reddoch Clinics specializes in a virtually painless circumcision procedure for babies and infants.
Our team of dedicated medical professionals understands the concerns of parents for their babies, as well as the situation of newborn boys getting a circumcision in infancy. We do our best to provide a private and personalized experience for our clients.
Our doctor and staff are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have, and are available by phone, or by booking a consultation. The clinic generally has appointments available within a few days and you can request an appointment now if desired.
At Reddoch Clinics, your baby’s well being is very important to us. We want to provide an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, and stress-free for you and your family. At Reddoch Clinics, families are greeted in a friendly, professional manner. Being a specialized clinic, you’ll know that other families with their babies have also come for circumcision.
The Circumcision Process – Ottawa & Cornwall Clinics
We believe that there are no substitutes for a baby’s comfort than the presence of a parent. Your baby is always with you, and you are welcome and encouraged to be in the private room during the procedure. Parents are never asked to wait in another room while the circumcision is being done. Soft music is played creating a calm, relaxing environment for your baby. Babies, if they remain awake during the procedure, are soothed by a pacifier made up of natural ingredients. At Reddoch Clinics, it is not uncommon for babies to sleep right through their circumcision.
We recognize that warmth is part of a comfortable environment for your baby. Each room is equipped with a space heater so that each family can create the right temperature for their baby.
At Reddoch Clinics, we want to create a home-like atmosphere that caters to your baby’s needs. We pride ourselves in providing a unique, personal, family service. After the circumcision, Dr. Reddoch will call each family to check up on your baby’s progress and to answer any questions that parents may have. A follow-up appointment and printed aftercare instructions will be given to families as part of our professional service.
At Reddoch Clinics, let us provide the highest quality of medical service for you and your baby in a caring environment.
Each year, there are over a million circumcisions performed in North America. Newborn circumcision, when performed properly, is quick and safe. The medical benefits accrue from infancy through old age.
In 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics published in a Policy Statement that; “current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks”. For more information on the risks and benefits of circumcision, please click here.
It is Dr. Reddoch’s position (as well as the position of the Canadian Pediatric society) that; “When parents are making a decision about circumcision they should be advised of the present state of medical knowledge about its benefits and harms. Their decision may ultimately be based on personal, religious or cultural factors”. This is what our website endeavours to do.
Why do so many doctors recommend the Reddoch Clinics’ technique for patients choosing circumcision?
Dr. Reddoch uses the Pollock Technique, a quick and virtually painless procedure pioneered by Dr. Neil Pollock in Vancouver, BC and safely performed on over 50,000 infants across Canada.
For a video demonstration of Dr. Pollock’s circumcision technique, click here to visit the Video page on this site.
Our procedure takes only 30-60 seconds (10 times quicker than most hospital circumcisions) and is virtually painless due to the multiple anaesthetic methods applied.
The extensive pain control methods used including Tylenol, a sugar solution in the mouth (to reduce pain perception), a topical freezing cream, and a local anesthetic injection (both short- and long-acting).
There are extremely low complication rates with Pollock method circumcision, and it is ideal for both baby and child circumcision.
For your peace of mind, Dr. Reddoch is available 24 hours a day on his personal cell phone after your son’s circumcision. All families are given his contact information if any concerns should arise so they can reach the doctor directly at any hour.
Additionally, we do not charge any hospital administration fees. Our private clinics have their own on-site surgical suites permitting us to offer our exceptional service level in a fast and convenient setting.
Benefits of a Baby Circumcision Procedure
According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, the overall evidence of the benefits and harms of circumcision is so evenly balanced that it does not support recommending circumcision as a routine procedure for all newborns. When parents are making a decision about circumcision, they should be advised of the present state of medical knowledge about both its benefits and potential harms. The decision may ultimately be based on the family’s personal, religious or cultural factors.
According to a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “evaluation of current evidence indicates that the preventative health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks”. The choice to circumcise your baby is one that you will make with the best interests of your boy at heart.
Why do Ontario parents choose to circumcise their sons?
An infant circumcision is often undertaken for cultural and religious reasons, and there can be health benefits as well:
It reduces the risk of urinary tract infection.
It reduces the risk of penile infection also called balanoposthitis.
It eliminates the need to do it later in life when up to 6% of boys will require a circumcision because of various problems. (When it is done later in life, it is a more costly, difficult, and riskier procedure requiring a general anesthetic, and it is more painful).
It reduces the risk of getting some sexually transmitted diseases including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and AIDS (HIV).
It reduces the risk of penile cancer and cervical cancer in partners.
Circumcised men have less risk of sexual dysfunction later in life.
Why do some parents choose not to circumcise their sons?
They are concerned that they may be doing a procedure on an otherwise healthy baby that may cause pain or complications.
They wonder whether their child will wish that he had not been circumcised at a later time.
Some parents can be less interested in following cultural and religious traditions.
They are unsure of the medical reasons in favor of a circumcision.
Circumcision is a simple operation that involves removal of the foreskin that sheaths the head of the penis. There are a number of very different methods used today for circumcision and the application of anesthesia.
The Pollock Technique for infant circumcision allows for a virtually painless and bloodless procedure to be safely performed in under 60 seconds. This technique was developed by Dr. Pollock and is not used all circumcision doctors in Ontario because it is relatively new and more difficult to learn.
The Pollock Technique used by Dr. Reddoch is based on the Mogen technique. This technique is known for its quickness and safety. In conjunction with this technique, Dr. Reddoch uses the most complete and extensive pain control methods available. This ensures that your son will feel little or no pain at all.
The entire circumcision (including bandaging) takes under 60 seconds. To calm the baby during the procedure, a sugar filled gauze pacifier soaked with sweet juice is used, and soothing music is played in the room.
Methods of circumcision used by other Ottawa doctors
Reddoch Clinics Ottawa and Cornwall locations use the same Pollock Technique for all newborn, baby, and child circumcisions. Other doctors use other techniques.
Gomco Clamp – Not used at Reddoch Clinics
This is the most common technique used by physicians. It requires much longer to perform and involves more tissue handling. The technique involves compression of the foreskin for five minutes prior to incision.
The clamp is left in place long enough to allow clotting to occur, then the foreskin is removed using a scalpel. The clamp’s base and bell are then removed from the penis. The clamp itself must be rigorously sterilized prior to surgical use.
Reddoch Clinics does not use this method.
The Plastibell – Not used at Reddoch Clinics
With this technique the baby must go home with a small plastic device tied on to his penis that allows the foreskin to desiccate over subsequent days. This is also a lengthier procedure to perform.
The Plastibell Circumcision Device is a clear plastic ring with a deep groove. The Plastibell is placed onto the head of the penis during a 10-minute surgical procedure, and the device will fall off within a week. This method may be used by doctors that don’t specialize in circumcision.