WHAT TO EXPECT AT MY OFFICE ON THE DAY OF YOUR SON’S CIRCUMCISION
Upon arrival, please see our pharmacist. He will be at the window to your left. He will need to see your baby’s health card to prepare the aftercare package.
After speaking with the pharmacist, proceed to the front desk, where you will be greeted by one of my assistants.
You will be given a receipt for the payment that was made upon booking the appointment.
At the same time you will be asked to sign a consent form.
You will then be shown to a procedure room. In some cases, due to patient flow you may have to wait in the waiting room for a few minutes.
Please do not feed your child once you have arrived in the office.
When you are in the procedure room please take a seat in one of the chairs provided.
Please put 3 diapers and a package of baby wipes on the procedure table.
Please do not undress your baby until asked to do so by myself or one of my staff.
When I enter the room, he will be happy to answer any questions that you may have prior to beginning the procedure.
Once the procedure is completed, I will leave you with your baby in the procedure room. At that time you may attempt to feed your son. Please remember that babies cry after the procedure and that crying does not mean that they are in pain. The baby was given a local anaesthetic prior to the procedure by me.
Approximately 10-15 minutes later, I will return. He will examine the baby to ensure that he is ready for discharge. At this time I will demonstrate the aftercare process, after which you will be able to dress your son and take him home.
Please bring the baby’s temporary health card with you to the appointment. It will be needed at our pharmacy to enable the pharmacist to provide you with the aftercare package.
The aftercare package will have 3 tubes of muciprocin ointment (a prescription topical antibiotic covered by OHIP+) and sterile gauze pads which you will have to purchase.