Location: 8333 Weston Road, Suite 310, Woodbridge Ontario L4L 7X7
Hours: Mondays to Friday 9am-5pm
About our Clinic
The Vaughan Pediatric Clinic provides circumcision care from an expert team of paediatricians and support health professionals. We provide expert circumcision care in a safe, comfortable outpatient environment and feel strongly about the comfort needs of both infant and their families.
Your child’s circumcision is done in a clean and sterile surgical environment, ensuring your child has the safest procedure possible with expert attention to pain management pre, during and post procedure. We will also carefully instruct you and give written instructions for your sons after-circumcision care.
Here is a great link about circumcision from AboutKidsHealth.
Please review you babies’ eligibility for circumcision:
- My son is in good health and has no medical conditions
- My son is past 38 weeks of post-conception age and less then 2 months of age
- My son has received Vitamin K injection at birth (routinely given at birth and prevents severe bleeding disorders)
- There is no family history of bleeding disorder – hemophilia, Von Willebrands Disease
- There is no defect of the penis detected at birth (hypospadias, ambiguous genitalia, chordee)
Your baby will also be evaluated prior to the procedure to determine he is in good general health and that there are no structural abnormalities detected. If a health problem or structural abnormality is detected your son’s circumcision will be deferred or delayed until further evaluations are completed.
Elective circumcision procedures are not covered under OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) unless medically necessary. The Vaughan Pediatric Circumcision Clinic provides procedures at a cost of $350 (for babies under 8 weeks). Your family doctor /pediatrican or midwife referral is not necessary.
Children over 8 weeks at the time of the procedure will not be accepted unless consulted with the pediatrician. Circumstances such as prematurity, health issues, small size will be considered. During the consultation with the surgeon on the day of procedure, if for any reason it is deemed that the procedure cannot go ahead as planned, an $80 consultation fee will be charged to your credit card.
Book an appointment
To book an appointment, call 905 850-3250.
Prior to your appointment you will receive an email with information about the procedure, what to expect and required items to bring to the appointment.
Please note: a $100 cancellation fee is charged to your credit card for cancellations without explanation.
Preparation the day of his procedure:
- Please ensure your child is bathed prior to your appointment.
- Plan to arrive 45 minutes before the procedure. Please note that traffic can easily delay your planned arrival time. If you arrive late the appointment will be cancelled, and the $100 cancellation fee will apply.
CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO BRING THE DAY OF HIS PROCEDURE:
- Newborn Evaluation /Discharge SummaryForm from where your child was born.
- OHIP card
- Gauze, EMLA cream, Vaseline, Acetaminophen drops as indicated on pre-procedure email
Plan to arrive 45 minutes early.
Come to our office at 8333 Weston Road Suite 310 and register at the front desk.
Please note that blood work is not required prior to this procedure.
During Your Visit
When you arrive, please register. You will be asked to apply EMLA numbing cream on arrival You will then be seated in the waiting area. Your child’s name will be called and you will be taken to the clinic room by our clinic nurse or health support personnel. He will be weighed and your babies Newborn Evaluation form will be photocopied.
Before the procedure, the doctor who will perform the procedure will discuss the procedure and its potential risks . You will have time to ask questions. Please note that families will be invited to be with their baby during the procedure to assist in providing comfort.
Pain management :
Your baby will have had EMLA cream applied in the waiting room. This will help numb his penis. He will be given a dose of acetaminophen by our nurse/health support personnel and your doctor will inject a numbing anaesthetic at the base of his penis. During the procedure your child will suck on a sucrose solution and his pacifier which gives further comfort. We utilize minimal restraint techniques which allow your baby to freely suck his own hand for comfort and we encourage parents to be at his side during the procedure to be with him and offer further comfort.
Circumcision procedure :
Circumcision is performed with parent(s) or caregiver at his side. It usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Post procedure you will be encouraged to hold your baby, comfort, and feed him for approximately 20minutes. His doctor will return to provide a summary of the procedure, discuss post procedure care and instructions and re-evaluate that things are ok and questions answered prior to discharging home. Your doctor will give you verbal and written instructions on how to care for your child after the surgery. It is important that you follow those instructions carefully. You can also refer to AboutKidsHealth for general information on caring for your child after newborn circumcision.