At Pollock Clinics, we use the Pollock Technique™ for circumcision. This technique can now be used for males of all ages, and consists of using a Mogen clamp under long-acting local anesthetic taking only 30-60 seconds for newborns (10 times quicker than most hospital circumcisions) and usually less than 10 minutes for adults.
For newborns, additional and extensive pain control methods are also employed like Tylenol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perception), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and a long acting local anesthetic.
For older children, a sedating medication will also be administered to reduce anxiety and discomfort.
For adults, the combination of our local anesthetic, quick surgical technique, and use of skin glue, allows us to provide most comfortable adult circumcision procedure currently available in the world and has provided dramatically improved cosmetic outcomes without the typical multiple suture track marks.
We also now provide ShangRing circumcision and are the first in Canada to use this quick and safe technique for older boys, adolescents and adults.
In contrast, the Gomco clamp is the most common technique used by other physicians. It takes much longer to perform and involves much more tissue handling than our method. The Plastibell technique is also used by some physicians; with this technique the patient must go home with a small plastic device tied on to his penis that allows the foreskin to desiccate over subsequent days, and is a more lengthy procedure to perform.
Our method is much faster and has proven safe over the past 20 years. This is one of the reasons why so many physicians refer their patients to our clinic.