Circumcision for Adult Men
There are a number of reasons why men may choose an adult circumcision procedure. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin) while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons.
We are also often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is almost invariably “no”. Men and youth of all ages can have the surgery in our clinic. The most common age range for adult circumcision is 20 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons.
The medical team at Pollock Clinics is experienced and offer expertise at circumcising men of all ages.
The Adult Circumcision Process – Two Methods
Our team and our internal procedures are optimized to deliver the quality care to men requiring circumcision.
We perform two methods of circumcision at Pollock Clinics – Mogen Clamp Circumcision using the Pollock Technique and Shang Ring Circumcision.
With either method, you will receive detailed written instructions for post-surgery care as well as consult one-on-one with the doctor. Healing times are relatively the same. We will decide with you which procedure might suit you best.
Our team is available after surgery as required to answer your questions and to react quickly should there ever be any problems.
Pollock Technique Circumcision
This method uses combination of our local anesthetic, quick surgical technique with the Mogen Clamp and use of skin glue. With the introduction of our skin glue closure method, we have been able to obtain an improved cosmetic outcome without the typical multiple suture track marks in the mucosa and skin. In addition, glue closure is 10 times as quick compared to traditional circumcision in hospitals.
Shang Ring Circumcision
This method was developed in China through the backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the hopes that it will reduce HIV/AIDS. Our doctors have traveled to China to train in this technique and are the first and only Canadian doctors that we know of to offer this in North America. In many cases only a topical anesthetic is required and dressing changes are not required.
The Shang Ring consists of two concentric medical grade plastic rings: an inner ring with a silicone band and an outer, hinged ring that acts as a ligature. The appropriate size is determined through use of a measuring strip. The outer ring fits is placed outside of the foreskin and locks against the inner ring when snapped together; the distal foreskin is then excised. The Shang Ring is removed after one week when the outer ring locking mechanism is opened using a special tool. A pair of scissors, specifically designed for this purpose, is then used to remove the inner ring.
Shang Ring is simple, virtually painless and bloodless, disposable, easy to use, and has good cosmetic results, providing sutureless circumcision that is an alternative to current surgical techniques.