For patients in Abbotsford, the Pollock Clinics in New Westminster and Vancouver provide safe and gentle circumcision for newborns, boys, adolescents and men. Circumcision at our clinics is fast, gentle and virtually painless. The Pollock Technique, taught worldwide, is 10 times faster than a traditional procedure at the hospital.
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.
Fast, Safe Circumcision for Abbotsford Patients
The Pollock Technique is a unique method of circumcision that varies from traditional procedures, using a Mogen clamp, local anesthesia and a freezing cream. The procedure takes less than a minute for infants and under ten minutes for older boys or adults.
Parents are welcome to stay with their child during the circumcision and our staff will make sure you are comfortable in providing aftercare. The healing process for circumcision is roughly one to two weeks. Appointments are normally available within two to three days after your call.
New Westminster Clinic for Abbotsford
Whether you choose to drive or take the train, the trip from Abbotsford to our New Westminster clinic is roughly an hour. If you prefer our Vancouver office, the trip is a little longer but still easily accessible.
The circumcision procedure is fast, safe and virtually painless. Patients are typically ready to leave in 45 minutes to an hour.
When you arrive at the Pollock Clinic, you will consult with Dr. Neil Pollock, M.D or Dr. Jack Chang. Dr. Pollock is the founder of our clinical practice and created the Pollock Technique. Both he and Dr. Chang are clinical instructors at UBC Faculty of Medicine, with years of experience in this procedure.
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement that the health benefits of circumcision outweighed the risks. The Canadian Pediatrics Society acknowledges the potential benefits of circumcision but stops short of routine recommendation for newborns.
It’s important that patients who come to the Pollock Clinic feel comfortable and well-informed about the circumcision procedure and healing process that follows. You can even book a consultation prior to the procedure to discuss it with our doctors – just call our office at 604-717-6200.
Circumcision for newborns is often a religious or cultural choice for parents. But the procedure also has health benefits. Circumcision is proven to reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bladder infections for infants. As your son grows, good hygiene is easier to maintain.
Circumcision is also shown to reduce incidents of penile and prostate cancer. There is less risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Sexually active men who have been circumcised are less likely to carry the human papillomavirus, which significantly lowers the risk of cervical cancer for their female partners.
Our goal at the Pollock Clinic is to help Abbotsford patients of any age go through the procedure with as little anxiety or discomfort as possible.
Safe, Virtually Painless Procedure
Because the Pollock Technique is minimally intrusive, it has greatly reduced the risk from complications that patients could experience.
Published research also shows that our pain control process is highly effective. Many infants can sleep right through the entire procedure – which last less than a minute. Most babies experience little or no pain at all.
Our physicians are dedicated to quality of care and have performed thousands of circumcisions. Our staff will make sure you feel comfortable managing at-home after-care, but you’re always welcome to call if you have questions or concerns.
Welcome Abbotsford Patients
Circumcision is one of three procedures we undertake in our practice. Our doctors perform the majority of the circumcision procedures in the Lower Mainland.