Newborn / Infant Circumcision – Plasti-Bell™ Technique
Practised for Centuries!
In 2012, after a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics found the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks.
Although there are many medical advantages to circumcising a newborn boy, it is not required to do so and is left to the discretion of the parents.
Current techniques have evolved and are considered very safe. The Plasti-Bell™
Technique can be safely performed up to approximately four months of age.
The technique I have been using exclusively since 1999 involves true local anesthesia to freeze the penis. Many babies have in fact not moved, cried, and have even slept throughout the procedure.
As well, there is a sterile, disposable device used which both protects the tip of the penis from being damaged (which can occur with other techniques) and also prevents bleeding after the procedure.