Is circumcision free in Manitoba?
Manitoba Health will cover the full cost of infant circumcision for baby boys up to 28 days of age, and for procedures that are medically indicated. Patients have the option of paying a fee for their surgery if they are not covered by Manitoba Health. After 4 weeks you will pay for the procedure. Costs are listed on the fees page.
How long does it take for the circumcision to heal completely?
With Infants it should heal completely in about four to seven days.
What is the ideal age for infant circumcision?
The best time is between 5 to 12 days of age, although circumcisions are done at Buenafe clinics for all age groups. For infants, families should try their best to have it done as close to the 5-12 days mark as possible because babies are less aware at this age.
What circumcision method is used at Buenafe Clinic?
Infant circumcisions are performed with the Pollock Technique™. Dr. Jay has selected this method for its safety and history of positive outcomes. Our doctors will assess each case to determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for this method. Please read full detail on our method here.
What complications are possible from circumcision?
Complications are rare. Occasionally there can be bleeding from the circumcision many hours after the procedure. This is treated by putting some pressure with a gauze on the penis for three minutes to close the oozing blood vessel. (This will be demonstrated to you by our staff), very rarely more serious bleeding can occur which may require a visit to the hospital. Infection is also a possible complication. It is extremely rare and can be associated with redness and puss and a foul smell from the circumcision. It is treated by putting Polysporin 5 times a day on the penis which usually resolves any infection within 1-2 days.
Are more serious complications possible?
Yes, they are possible, however, to date there have never been any serious complications at our offices.
Will it hurt?
Many babies can sleep right through the entire procedure. We find that most babies will experience little or no pain at all.
What can I expect my son to be like after the circumcision?
It is not unusual for a baby to sleep for 6-8 hours after the procedure and to miss a feeding. Some babies will be irritable for a number of minutes to hours afterwards. Behaviourally most babies are back to themselves by the next day or two.
Why are doctors recommending the Buenafe Circumcision Clinic for their patients?
Our procedure takes only 30-60 seconds (10 times quicker than most hospital circumcisions). We use extensive pain control methods like Tylenol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perceptions), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and local anesthetic injection. We have extremely low complication rates.
Do I need a physician referral in order to book an appointment?
No. If you are booking for your son, it is a parental decision and we only require consent from both parents to proceed. You may book online directly or give us a call anytime at 204-697-9013.