circumcision services

Circumcision Services in Toronto

The Family Urology Clinic is a private surgical centre that specializes in performing virtually painless circumcisions on newborns, to boys and men during all stages of life, located in the GTA.

Patient safety and comfort are our primary concerns and our circumcisions are designed to be virtually painless to minimize the stress, anxiety and discomfort associated with this procedure. Our goal is to make this a positive experience for our patients and their families every step of the way.

Detailed instructions are provided before the procedure to ensure that everyone is well prepared for the day of their circumcision. Post-operative care instructions are also provided to help guide you through the recovery phase.

Our dedicated staff are committed to you and your sons well being and will be available to answer any questions you may have prior to, or after your circumcision. Follow-up appointments are provided to ensure we get the best outcomes possible.

Family Urology Clinic is focused on performing virtually painless circumcisions in a timely manner, and will be able to book your appointment in a few weeks once you contact the office.

Our private clinic offers free parking.
Please call to book your appointment today or contact us to schedule your newborn’s circumcision.

Who will be performing the circumcision?

Our expertly trained surgeon, Dr. Robert Payne will perform every aspect of the circumcision procedure. Despite his last name, Dr. Payne is committed to performing circumcisions that are virtually painless.

Dr. Payne is a Stanford-trained pediatric surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Division of Pediatric Urology at the Hospital for Sick Children, and is a certified expert in performing painless circumcisions.

Dr. Payne takes great pride in providing his patients with exceptional and compassionate care, and has developed a reputation as one of the premier circumcision experts in Ontario.

Common FAQs About Circumcision

Below you will find a few common questions about circumcision that you might have.

What is a circumcision?

A circumcision is a minor procedure that removes the foreskin (or prepuce) that covers the head of the penis. This procedure can be done at all stages of life, although is typically performed during the newborn period.

Will it hurt?

Current guidelines in Canada (and around the world) require the injection of local freezing medicine around the base of the penis prior to a circumcision to block the pain nerves.

At Family Urology Clinic, we go to great lengths to ensure our newborn circumcisions are virtually painless and our babies often fall asleep during their procedure!

We offer a combination of oral, topical and local analgesics to ensure your sonbs circumcision is virtually painless.B

  1. Topical freezing cream is applied to the penis to numb the skin prior to the injection of freezing medicine.
  2. Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol/Tempura) is given to help with the pain once the freezing medicine wears off (about 1-3 hours).
  3. A sweetened pacifier with organic ingredients is used to soothe your son during his procedure if he stays awake.
  4. An injection of a freezing medicine is placed around the base of the penis to block the pain nerves.
What are the potential benefits to a circumcision?
  • Decreases the risk of urinary tract infections (UTI) – Studies show that circumcised infants are 10 times less likely to develop a UTI. Newborn males with known kidney abnormalities are also more likely to benefit from a circumcision, as they are more susceptible to developing bladder infections.
  • Reduced risk of sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) b Circumcised men are 60% less likely to contract HIV during unprotected sex with an infected partner. Also, herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus transmission rates are significantly less in circumcised men.
  • Decreased risk of developing penile cancer b Circumcisions have been shown to protect men from developing penile cancer, with an over 20-fold reduction in overall risk.
  • Reduced cervical cancer risk in women b Women with a circumcised partner were 5.6 times less likely to develop cervical cancer related to HPV infections.
  • Improved hygieneB
  • Eliminates potential need for a circumcision later in life – Approximately 1-2% of uncircumcised males will require a medically indicated circumcision during adolescence or adulthood.B
What are the potential risks to a circumcision?
  • Bleeding – Most often controlled with simple pressure, but may require a few stitches (1/500).
  • Infection b Whenever the skin is cut there is always a small chance of developing a local infection requiring the use of topical or oral antibiotics (1/4000).
  • B Meatal stenosis b This is narrowing of the urethral opening, leading to an abnormal urinary stream and may require surgical dilation (1/100).
  • Penile entrapment b Occurs when the penis gets stuck behind the circumcision scar, buring the penis within the supra-pubic fat pad (1/800).
  • Suboptimal cosmetic results b (1/600)
  • Serious complications b including amputation of penis, blood transfusions, or death are extremely rare (never in my practice)