|Our clinic has been open and under my direction, since 1995 and runs
weekly. I only use the GOMCO technique which has been proven to have
the lowest complication rate and in my opinion the best cosmetic results.
The procedure is performed with specially trained nursing support at the
Hotel Dieu Hospital Children's Out Patient Clinic (COPC) Unit on the first floor. You can expect
to be at the hospital ninety minutes in total as there is one hour of post
procedure observation. I use four methods of pain control for
the procedure that include the dorsal penile nerve block, anaesthetic cream,
oral acetaminophen and an oral sucrose solution.
The vast majority of babies are completely content before discharge from the hospital and remain that way.
Consultations are available without a referral at my office to discuss the risks and benefits of circumcision or the procedure itself. It is helpful for parents to come with a list of questions at this visit.
I feel that the optimum timing for circumcision is in the first six weeks of age. However, it is still possible to circumcise an infant outside of this age group depending on the infant's size and gestational age. As a result, it is important to contact our office as soon as possible to tentatively reserve a time, due to the fact that most of the clinics are fully booked.
The office telephone number is (613) 546-2321. Our office is located at 902 Portsmouth Avenue in Kingston (North of the intersection of Portsmouth Ave. and Princess St.). The office is open from 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday until 4:00 p.m., except on Fridays when the office closes at 12 noon.
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