Circumcision for Older Boys & Teens
Our clinic offers circumcision for boys and adolescents, as well as infant circumcision, and adult circumcision for men of all ages.
Our clients travel from all over Southwest Ontario to access circumcision care for boys at our Brantford, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, London and St. Catharines/Niagara Falls clinics. While infant circumcision can be available in many cities, there are relatively few clinics with an expertise in circumcision for older boys and teens.
With our focus on circumcision procedures for all ages, we are able to deliver a high standard of care for boys and teenagers.
Circumcision procedures for patients over one year old are done at Ancaster Endoscopy Clinic, an approved level 2 OHP facility.
Please contact us today for a consultation regarding a circumcision procedure for your son with Doctor Emmanuel Kanu.
Ontario Circumcision Clinic for Boys of Any Age
We are often asked about the best age for a boy’s circumcision, and if at a certain point a child becomes too old to get circumcised. The answer to the question is that circumcision is available for boys and men of all ages, from infant to adult, and our circumcision doctor always performs the operation with all possible care.
If you have a newborn boy and plan to have him circumcised we encourage you to book an appointment as soon as possible, as it is better to have the circumcision earlier in your child’s life. If, however, your son is no longer a baby, a virtually painless circumcision can still be performed with the Pollock Technique™.
There are no age restrictions for circumcision. Our clients include a wide range of ages from infants to seniors, and Gentle Procedures is the only circumcision clinic in Ontario offering circumcision for boys and teens as a routine procedure with the Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring methods.
For this reason, many of our clients travel some distance to our clinic location. Just let us know if you are travelling overnight for the surgery, and we can recommend local accommodation for you and your boy.
Need more info about circumcision for an older baby or boy? Book a consultation now.
Getting Circumcised as a Teen
Should your older boy or teenage son require circumcision, or if you are a youth seeking more information, we encourage you to explore more of the details available on our website (and others) and to contact us for a consultation in our clinic when you are ready.
Before the circumcision operation, Dr. Kanu will explain the risks and benefits of the procedure. Whether you’re planning to have your son circumcised or you’re pursuing circumcision for yourself, you will want to make a fully informed decision.
Please read about the Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring method that we employ for circumcisions at our clinic. Dr. Kanu is fully certified in the use of these virtually painless procedures and has trained hands-on with Dr. Pollock in his clinics.
Our patients choose circumcision for their sons or themselves for a variety of reasons. For many, it’s the medical benefits known to reduce diseases. For others it could be for cultural or religious reasons. Both Islam and Judaism support circumcision for boys and often families choose to continue their traditions through our circumcision clinic.
Please note that if you are a minor teen you will need parental consent for any eventual procedure, and parents will be involved in a pre-procedure consultation with you as well.
Circumcision for Phimosis Treatment
Teenage and pre-adolescent circumcision is sometimes prescribed as treatment for phimosis and certain other conditions that may become problematic as the boy matures.
In these cases, the age of the boy is not material, as the need to resolve the issue is what drives the circumcision decision. Pollock Technique™ circumcision is a good option when it has been determined that circumcision is the recommended treatment for a boy’s phimosis.
Whatever your reasons for contacting our clinic, our professional medical team is ready to assist you in achieving your personal objectives or resolving medical issues through circumcision as safely and as comfortably as possible.
Circumcision for Children – Getting Circumcised Before Adolescence
Circumcision is routinely done for older boys at Gentle Procedures Clinics. No medical referral is required. Your primary care doctor may refer you to our clinic for circumcision for your boy but your doctor does not need to make a referral for you.
If you have questions regarding the appropriateness of circumcision for your son or any questions regarding specific details of the process at our clinic, you may choose to first book a consultation for your son before you schedule the circumcision appointment.
To arrange a consultation with our circumcision doctor please call us during clinic hours, or use the
Appointment Request Form.
Potential Benefits of Circumcision for Boys and Teens
There are some potential benefits from getting circumcised as a child or teenager.
Circumcision lowers the risk of penile cancer, although the risk is always quite low.
Boys and men who are circumcised have less chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). An example is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.
Males who are circumcised have a slightly lower risk of getting a urinary tract infection. That’s an infection affecting the bladder, kidneys, or the tubes that urine goes through as it leaves the body.
If you’re circumcised, there’s no worry that you’ll get an infection of the foreskin.
Circumcision means you’ll never get phimosis — a condition in which very tight foreskin gets stuck to the penis.
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The Circumcision Procedure at Our Clinic
Circumcision for teens and younger boys is a routine procedure at Gentle Procedures Hamilton. We appreciate that it can lead to anxiety and concerns for boys and parents so our procedures include communication among the parents, patients, and our team before and after the operation.
The overview below provides some detail and your doctor will answer your specific questions as well.
Getting ready for circumcision
Plan for the recovery period after the operation
Follow-up from the circumcision clinic
The day of surgery
Anaesthetic prior to circumcision
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What to Expect After an Older Boy’s Circumcision
The goal is to minimize your boy’s discomfort and promote healing. You will be shown how to reduce the risk of infection and informed of warning signs to watch for in case of any complications.
Our doctor will be available by phone after surgery and will respond quickly to questions or concerns.
Your son will require your attention in the days immediately after his circumcision.
Rest for A Few Days
You will likely be able to take your child home 2 to 4 hours after the surgery. Encourage extra rest the first day. Most children can be more active on the day after surgery. Follow your doctor’s instructions about when your child can do vigorous exercise. This includes sports, running, and physical education.
When you leave the clinic, you will get more information about how to take care of your child at home. The doctor will tell you when your child can start normal activities again.
When Should You Call the Clinic?
- You have questions or concerns before or after the circumcision.
- You don’t understand how to prepare your child for the surgery.
- Your child becomes ill before the surgery (such as fever, flu, or a cold).
- You need to reschedule the procedure.
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