How Much Does Circumcision Cost in Canberra, ACT?

How Much Does Circumcision Cost in Canberra, ACT?2019-04-25T06:37:49-04:00

Circumcision Canberra priceThe price for a circumcision at our Canberra clinic will be determined primarily by the patient’s age.

To get the precise cost of a circumcision for your son, or for yourself, please use the Cost Confirmation request form. A Medicare rebate may also apply.

Please call us during clinic hours at 02 6178 0450 for a quick reply for pricing and appointment availability.

You can reach us after hours via the Contact form or Appointment Request form.

Infant Circumcision Pricing & Booking Procedure

You can request a circumcision appointment now for your son or for yourself. You do not need a referral from your family physician.

Please contact Gentle Procedures Canberra directly for an appointment at our circumcision clinic and we will be pleased to schedule an appointment for you.

If you have questions regarding the appropriateness of circumcision for your son (or yourself), or any questions regarding specific details of the process at our clinics, you may first book a consultation with Doctor Suran before you choose to book the circumcision – or just contact us with your question now.

For full detail on our infant circumcision procedure using the Pollock Technique™ please see the Circumcision Method page.

Adult Circumcision Fees at our Canberra Clinics

The fees for an older boy or adult circumcision procedure at our Canberra clinics are based on the age of the patient.

For a pricing confirmation for an adult circumcision procedure please use the circumcision cost confirmation form.

To learn more about getting circumcised at an older age please visit the dedicated Adult Circumcision page on this site.

Enter your details below and we will reply fast to confirm pricing based on age. Thanks.

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Canberra Circumcision Fee Summary by Age

Pricing for Infant Circumcision

The cost for circumcising a baby up to six weeks of age is $550 at our Canberra circumcision clinics.

The price increases for older children, and is $600 for boys from 6 to 12 weeks of age.

Please contact us by phone or use the Cost Confirmation form to get the circumcision cost that applies in your case if your son is over 12 weeks old.

Fees increase proportionally as your son gets older.

Pricing for Adult Circumcision

The cost for adult circumcision in Canberra is $1500.

For adult circumcision, we recommend a consultation appointment as a first step. If you are considering getting circumcised as an adult, please book an appointment for a consultation so that Doctor Suran can review the procedure and outcomes with you before you finalize your decision.

Go ahead and request a cost confirmation now if you would like more detail on pricing and adult circumcision methods.

Pricing for Boys & Teens

The cost for circumcising an older boy or adolescent will depend on the age of the child.

We recommend booking a consultation appointment as an initial step.

If your son requires circumcision as a toddler, child, or teen it is best to review the situation with our circumcision doctor so that you can make a fully informed choice, and so that we can confirm how much the circumcision will cost.

Common Questions – Circumcision Costs & Statisitics

What circumcision method is used at your clinic?

At the Gentle Procedures Clinic, we practice the Pollock Technique™, proven safe and effective in over 60,000 procedures. We use this technique because it provides a quick and virtually painless experience for the child and has world leading positive outcomes.

We are offering circumcision for all ages using the same safe technique. For children, adolescent and adult circumcision please contact us today.

For full detail on our circumcision method using the Pollock Technique™ please see the Circumcision Method page.

Dr. Suran Rajapakse is the only certified provider of Pollock Technique™ circumcision in ACT.

Is there a Medicare rebate for circumcision?

You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate based on individual circumstances.

How much will it cost for circumcision?

The circumcision cost for infants up to six weeks of age is $550 before Medicare rebate – so your out of pocket cost will be less in most cases.

The pricing for older boys is higher and we would be pleased to discuss your son’s situation with you.

How should we prepare for the procedure?

We will speak with you to confirm on how to prepare for the circumcision. For infants we recommend feeding your son before coming in for the procedure and bringing along extra nappies.

We will also have you give him infant paracetemol. This will be reviewed with you in detail, and you can ready more about the steps before your boy’s circumcision on the Infant Circumcision page.

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What are the benefits and costs of circumcision?

medicare circumcision costsCircumcision has been the topic of debate for many decades. Research and scientific studies indicate that there are a number of medical benefits that result from this procedure.

Circumcision benefits include:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was reduced by 53% to 60%.
  • Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was reduced by 28% to 34%.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) was reduced by 32% to 35%.
  • Among female partners of circumcised men, bacterial vaginosis was reduced by 40% and Trichomonas vaginalis infection was reduced by 48%. As many of these studies were done in developing countries, it is possible that the protective effects of circumcision may be lower in Australia.

Additional health benefits of circumcision include the following:

  • Lower risk of getting cancer of the penis, a rare type of cancer.
  • Lower risk of urinary tract infections during the first year of life. Urinary tract infections during the first year of life can be serious and may lead to hospitalization. An uncircumcised baby boy has a 1 in 100 chance of getting a urinary tract infection during the first year of life, compared with a 1 in 1000 chance for a circumcised baby boy.
  • Prevention of foreskin infections.
  • Prevention of phimosis, a painful condition in which the foreskin retracts. Circumcised males do not get this condition.
  • Easier genital hygiene.
  • Studies now show that circumcision may also significantly reduce Prostate Cancer

Because so many studies have indicated a link between circumcisions and improved health and lower incidence of serious, sometimes deadly diseases, demand for infant circumcision has increased dramatically.

Potential risks of circumcision

  • Bleeding – in 1 in 500 circumcision there may be some bleeding that is usually stopped with pressure or less commonly with stitches. If there is a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, then our doctors will ned advice from a pediatric hematologist prior to proceeding.
  • Infection – there is always a possibility that there could be a generalized infection requiring antibiotics after the surgery (1/4000). Serious infections are rare (1/5000).
  • Concealed penis – when there is a good amount of fat around the penis (pubic fat), the penis may retract inward and increase the chances the penis gets partially buried and requiring medical intervention (1/800).
  • Meatal stenosis – this is a narrowing of the urethra that may occur after the procedure requiring medical intervention (1/1000).
  • Phimosis – this is a narrowing of the shaft skin opening over the head of the penis requiring medical intervention (1/500)
  • Trauma resulting in permanent damage to the head of the penis (never in our practice)
  • Suboptimal cosmetic result (1/500)
  • More serious complications including death (never in our practice).

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