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Experienced ACT Circumcision Doctor
Dr. Suran Rajapakse
After extensive research on circumcision methods in use today in Australia and around the world, Doctor Suran chose to have extensive training with Doctor Neil Pollock, one of the world’s foremost authorities on circumcision.
Dr. Pollock’s research into developing a quick and virtually pain free approach to circumcision has been recognized worldwide.
Dr. Suran is proud to bring Dr. Pollock’s techniques to Canberra, and his clinic has grown enormously as a result.
Parents are relieved to have a virtually pain-free option for the circumcision of their baby boys, and older boys and adult men are also well served by the availability of Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring circumcision in Canberra and ACT.
Performing circumcision procedures for adults, boys, and babies is part of Doctor Suran’s daily routine. His circumcision practice is supported by a qualified and experienced team, and a group of very friendly highly skilled staff to keep our busy clinic running smoothly.
Gentle Procedures Clinic specializes in a virtually painless circumcision operation for baby boys (up to 24 months), older boys (over 10 year), teens and adult men.
Our clients come to our clinic because our circumcision procedure provides a safe and virtually painless option for getting a circumcision done at any age.
Our team of dedicated medical professionals understands the concerns of parents for their babies, as well as the situation of newborns being integrated into family life. We do our best to provide a private and personalized experience for our clients.
Adult men are also an important client group at our Canberra circumcision clinic – because there are few facilities with the level of focus, expertise, and experience that Gentle Procedures brings to adult circumcision. Our in-office procedure under local anaesthetic is perhaps the most convenient adult circumcision available in Australia and offers excellent cosmetic results.
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.
Why Gentle Procedures Clinic for Canberra Baby Circumcision?
At Gentle Procedures, 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 our Canberra clinic in Gungahlin families are greeted in a friendly, professional manner.
At Gentle Procedures Clinic, we want to create a comfortable atmosphere that caters to your baby’s needs. We pride ourselves in providing a unique, personal, family service.
After the circumcision, Doctor Suran will follow up to check up on your baby’s progress and to answer any questions that the parents may have. A follow-up appointment and printed aftercare instructions will be given to families as part of our circumcision protocols.
Let us provide quality medical services for you and your baby in a caring environment.
Infant Circumcision at our Gungahlin Centre
We believe that there is nothing better for ensuring 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.
Babies, if they remain awake during the procedure, are soothed by a pacifier made up of natural ingredients. At Gentle Procedures, it is not uncommon for babies to sleep right through their circumcision. We really are gentle.
We recognize that warmth is part of a comfortable environment for your baby. The procedure room will be kept warm and is equipped with a local thermostat so that we can create the right temperature for babies.
Why Gentle Procedures for an Adult Circumcision in Canberra?
Adult circumcision is undertaken by our clients for a variety of reasons. Some men get themselves circumcised at an adult age for personal or cosmetic reasons. Other seek relief from an overly tight foreskin (phimosis) or other conditions that can be addressed with an adult circumcision procedure.
Whatever the reason a mature man seeks to get circumcised (at any age), we are pleased to offer the very best in adult circumcision care at Gentle Procedures Canberra circumcision clinic. Our circumcision doctor performs adult circumcision on a daily basis and our proven Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring methods are known to deliver the desired cosmetic results with the minimum of discomfort.
Importantly – a general anaesthetic is not required – and this significantly reduces the risk and complexity of the procedure. With the use of multiple local anaesthetics only, we eliminate the need for a hospital setting and are able to perform the circumcision procedure for adult age males in our circumcision clinic on an in-office-procedure basis.
Getting Circumcised as an Adult
If you are considering getting yourself circumcised, please contact us for a consultation. We recommend a consultation appointment with our doctor prior to your final decision on whether you want to get circumcised so that you can get answers to your specific questions.
As with any surgery, there are some risks, so it is necessary that you do your research and make a fully informed decision. We will be pleased to respond to your questions about the procedure and to confirm on appointment availabilities and fees. You can call us during clinic hours, or use the Circumcision Cost Confirmation form or Appointment Request Form to take the next step.
Circumcision Considerations and Research
Each year, there are millions of circumcisions performed worldwide. Newborn circumcision, when performed properly, is quick and safe. The medical benefits accrue from infancy through old age.
It is Dr. Suran’s position 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. The parental decision may ultimately be based on personal, religious or cultural factors.
For more information on the risks and benefits of circumcision, please visit our Media page to find links to original policy statements and studies – including a 2016 paper published in the Journal of Urology which concludes that the benefits of circumcision may have been previously understated.
The authors (including Dr. Neil Pollock) find that circumcision affords important benefits to men throughout their lives.
Why Are Canberra Doctors Recommending Our Circumcision Clinic?
The Gentle Procedures Clinic is a highly referred to Circumcision Clinic in Canberra. Our clinic is often recommended by family physicians because of the speedy and relatively pain free nature of our chosen Pollock Technique™. Our Doctor and staff are also known for their caring approach and our focus on quality of care.
Doctor Suran Rajapakse uses a method of circumcision which is relatively quick, taking just minutes for infants.
Our clinic uses comprehensive pain control methods which include paracetamol along with a sugar solution (which reduces pain perceptions in infants), a topical cream to numb the area, and a local anaesthetic injection.
Our method has low complication rates.
Our circumcision procedures are done quickly in a clinic setting, eliminating the need for hospital visits and general anaesthetic.
Why do Australian 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.
Our Muslim clients circumcise their babies in accordance with their traditions, and many other families simply choose to carry on a family tradition, or seek the health benefits that may come from male circumcision:
It reduces the risk of urinary tract infection.
It reduces the risk of penile infection also called balanoposthitis.
It eliminates the need for circumcision later in life when up to 6% of boys will require a circumcision because of various problems.
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 a man’s female partners.
Circumcised men have less risk of sexual dysfunction later in life.
Why do some Canberra parents choose not to circumcise their sons?
They may be concerned that they could 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.
For many families the decision to circumcise will be based on personal and cultural reasons, as well as to potentially obtain health benefits for thier boys.
Circumcision Clinic FAQ – What is circumcision?
Circumcision is a simple procedure in which the foreskin that sheathes the head of the penis is removed. Since foreskin traps bacteria and other infectious agents, its removal may improve genital hygiene and reduce risk of disease over the lifetime of the boy and his future sexual partners.
“After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand. However it is reasonable for parents to weigh the benefits and risks of circumcision and to make the decision whether or not to circumcise their sons.”
The RACP concludes that circumcision is a parental decision and that, “When the operation is to be performed it should be undertaken in a safe, child-friendly environment by an appropriately trained competent practitioner, capable of dealing with the complications, and using appropriate analgesia.”
For adults, it is a personal decision based on personal, cosmetic or health reasons.
Key Questions About Infant Male Circumcision in Canberra
Circumcision has been the topic of debate for many decades. In the past, procedures were deemed unnecessary and stressful by some, but times have changed somewhat. Due to medical advancements, Doctors can now conduct virtually pain free circumcision procedures which are quick, effective and successful.
There are many significant studies and associated evidence linking circumcision to improved health and lower incidences of serious and deadly diseases. The evidence of the benefits of circumcision, coupled with medical advancements and improved circumcision techniques has resulted in increased public awareness, acceptance and an increase in the demand for infant circumcision.
The medical team at the Gentle Procedures Clinic only use the Pollock Technique™, which is very quick and virtually pain free and is associated with low complication rates. Our Doctor and staff are all educated and trained in the procedure and are dedicated to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible.
There are some potential health benefits to male infant circumcision and there are also some reasons not to circumcise baby boys. Our recommendation (aligned with that of the RACP) is that you make an informed a decision as possible, and the answer to the question of why to circumcise that you come to will be unique to you and your family. Circumcision is part of both Judaism and Islam, and many Christians and people of other religious backgrounds also choose circumcision for health and cosmetic reasons, or to continue family tradition.
Many men are circumcised, as infant circumcision was routinely done on male babies in the 1970’s for health reasons.
There are different circumcision techniques practiced by different doctors but the main “circumcision types” are simply circumcised and uncircumcised. We are occasionally asked about a “tight circumcision” or a “low circumcision”, but our method is designed to give the same result in all cases and we do not offer a choice of different circumcision types – and we apply our methods in all cases except where a patient may present with a unique situation requiring a unique approach.
While all circumcision methods generally seek a similar result – some are better than others at achieving a consistent outcome with minimal pain and risk of complications. At Gentle Procedures Canberra circumcision clinic, we use the Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring methods because we find them to be safe and comfortable methods for male circumcision.
The methods we use minimizes pain for the patient via application of multiple modalities to reduce it, including:
Panadol before the procedure
Numbing cream applied before the anaesthetic injection
A dorsal penile block (a freezing injection) that removes all feeling from the penis
A sugar pacifier to keep the baby distracted (not used in adult circumcisions)
Post-circumcision follow-up to quickly spot any issues
Additionally, our doctor also controls environmental factors in the procedure room to maximize the patient’s comfort. We maintain the temperature at a warm and comfortable level and may play music to help provide a calm ambiance during the brief operation.
Why Choose Our Canberra Circumcision Centre?
Choose our Canberra circumcision centre, where you can be assured that our seasoned medical team will provide a high level of care and personalized attention.