Shang Ring circumcision is quick, virtually painless and bloodless procedure that provides a suture-free circumcision for men.
This method was developed in China through the backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Pollock Clinic’s Dr. Jack Chang and Dr. Neil Pollock have traveled to China to train in this technique and they are the first Canadian doctors to offer Shang Ring adult circumcision.
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 Shang Ring is removed after one week.
The Shang Ring has been proven safe and effective in clinical trials and has received World Health Organization qualification, as well as certification from Health Canada.
Benefits of the Shang Ring method include:
- reduced pain
- minimal bleeding
- no stitches
- requires no bandages
- showering as normal during recovery
- minimal time off work needed