WHAT IS A CIRCUMCISION?
A circumcision is a simple elective surgical procedure that involves the removal of the prepuce (foreskin) of the penis. The procedure is centuries old and continues to be performed for a variety of religious, cultural, and medical reasons. It is best performed in the first few weeks after birth, and is regarded as one of the safest routine procedures today, with over one million performed in North American each year.
Gomco Circumcision Technique
4-Step approach to minimize discomfort
No wait times
Accepting patients from any province or country
Optional follow-up visit
SHOULD I CIRCUMCISE MY SON?
Dr. Brulotte is pleased to offer the circumcision procedure to parents who choose to circumcise their sons. His position on circumcision is the same as the Canadian Paediatric Society, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Canadian Paediatric Society states:
‘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.’
The American Academy of Pediatrics states:
‘After a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics found the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, but the benefits are not great enough to recommend universal newborn circumcision.’