It is best to have finished feeding your son just before bringing him into the office, so that your baby will not be overly hungry while you are waiting in the office. If your baby is hungry when you arrive, you can feed him for 15 minutes as soon as you get to the office.
All the following steps are taken to ensure your son is as comfortable as
possible during the procedure. First, your son is given 1ml of Tempra or
Tylenol (also called acetaminophen) just before you leave home.
Please do not give any other medication besides Tylenol or Tempra
(i.e No Ibuprofen, Advil etc.) because it may effect bleeding time.
Then in our office, he will have topical anesthetic applied to his penis.
This is an anesthetic cream that numbs the skin. Next, he is given an
injection called a dorsal penile ring block into the soft tissue alongside
the penis. Dr.Pollock has developed a combination block of both short and
long acting anesthetic. This provides comfort and coverage for both the procedure
and for hours after. Since the topical anesthetic has already
numbed the skin, the injection is hardly felt. After 10 minutes,
the penis is “frozen”, and the circumcision can be done.
During the circumcision soothing music is played, room temperature is increased and your son will
receive sugar pacifiers to suck on for additional comfort.
As a parent himself, Dr.Pollock understands that safety concerns are always number one.
For your peace of mind, Dr.Pollock is available 24 hours a day on his personal cell phone.
All clients are given his contact information so they can reach the doctor directly 24/7 should any concerns arise.
Although the circumcision takes under
30 seconds, we require you to be in our office for one
hour and fifteen minutes in total so that we can carefully review with you all post procedure care and answer any of your questions.