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Understanding Infant Circumcision FAQs and Expert Insights by Dr. Michael Read

Understanding Infant Circumcision: FAQs and Expert Insights by Dr. Michael Read

At the Gold Coast Circumcision Centre, Dr. Michael Read brings over 30 years of expertise to the field of infant circumcision. Understanding the concerns and questions of parents, this article aims to demystify the process, highlighting the safe and non-traumatic approach taken by Dr. Read.


What is Infant Circumcision?

Infant circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the foreskin from the infant male’s penis. It’s a practice chosen for various reasons, including cultural, religious, and health concerns. Dr. Michael Read uses the Plastibell technique, recognized for its safety and efficacy.


Why Choose the Plastibell Technique?

The Plastibell technique offers several advantages:

  • Minimised Bleeding: The tie used in this method acts as a ligature on all blood vessels, significantly reducing the risk of bleeding.

  • Reduced Infection Risk: The design of the Plastibell diminishes the chance of ascending infection.

  • Lowered Pain: The technique cuts off the nerve supply along with the blood supply, thus minimising postoperative discomfort.


Is the Procedure Painful for Infants?

Dr. Read ensures minimal discomfort by applying a numbing cream to the area an hour before the procedure. This preparation helps in providing effective pain relief. Most infants experience little to no discomfort post-procedure.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

Post-operative care is straightforward:

  • Ointment Application: A recommended ointment, Kenacomb, is applied to the penis to aid healing

  • Normal Activities: Babies can resume normal activities and bathing routines soon after the procedure.

  • Follow-Up: A follow-up appointment is crucial to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns.


Why Dr. Michael Read for Your Child’s Circumcision?

Dr. Read’s approach to infant circumcision is backed by decades of experience, ensuring a safe, effective, and compassionate procedure. His clinic on the Gold Coast offers a dedicated, high-quality service for all ages.

Next Steps

For more detailed information or to book a consultation, visit our dedicated Infant Circumcision page here or call us on (07) 5531 3205. We are here to answer all your questions and provide the best care for your infant.

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