Circumcision Procedure

The Melbourne Circumcision Clinic provides a professional, quality medical service to families who wish their sons to be circumcised. The Clinic was set up by Dr Athari an experienced physician with over 35 years experience in circumcising. 


We are welcoming Dr Tipnis who joined us in 2019 and has an extensive surgical experience.


Circumcisions are performed at our surgeries and take about 15 minutes to 1 hour to complete depending of the age of patient.


Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the skin covering the end of the penis called the foreskin.

Medical reason for circumcision are scarring of the foreskin, recurrent inflammation or infection of the foreskin/head of he Penis(glans), if the foreskin is too tight to pull back one over the Penis at adolescence or pulling off the foreskin causes pain.

In the newborns it is done for cultural, religious and traditional reasons

At our clinic we perform Plastibell technique.


Plastibell Technicque

The surgery involves a plastic ring called the Plastibell device. The Plastibell is placed between the foreskin and glans of the penis. The Plastibell is tied off and  the excess skin is removed. This is performed under local anaesthesia which involves giving local anaesthetic injections at the base of the Penis.  No stitching or dressing is necessary. After 3-7 days, the Plastibell becomes detached, leaving a clean healed cut at the tie-line.


In Adults and in children who have tip of Penis bigger than the Plastibell device, we perform Dorasl Slit Technique.

There are different methods used by doctors.  Dr Athari and Dr Tipnis will explain to you which method is suitable for your son, depending of his age and anatomy of the child.


-The Plastibell – with this technique the baby must go home with a small plastic device tied on to his penis that allows the foreskin to desiccate (dry out and fall off) over subsequent days.

-The Gomco Clamp.  A small circular clamp device is used to collect and remove the redundant skin foreskin

-Free hand (conventional) circumcision using scalpel blade to cut the foreskin and repairs with dissolvable stitch.

(From Stanford medicine) From the three commonly used techniques (Gomco, Mogen, and Plastibell), the Plastibell has the lowest incidence of bleeding as the suture remains in place for a few days after the procedure. With both clamp devices (Gomco and Mogen), hemostasis is dependent on the adequacy of the crush injury

Circumcision for Infants.

The procedure usually varies for infants and adult males.  Because infants are not fully developed, their needs are much simpler.


infants and children under two years months old, we recommend the Plastibell as the most clinically advanced and least painful method of circumcision.


The operation itself normally takes about 15 to 30 minutes.  Your child will be observed for half an hour.  The Plastibell procedure is virtually pain-free because it is carried out under local anaesthetic and needs no stitching, dressing and stitch removal, which may be needed by other methods of circumcision.

After-care is usually limited to applying Vaseline, Betadine and salt water bathing.  Post-operation trauma is minimal, and over 95% of patients have no need for a return visit to the clinic after the procedure.


Circumcision for Adults


Adult circumcision is also performed under local anaesthetic the penis is numbed with an injection at the base with a mixture of two medications.  You only feel only the first needle prick and no discomfort after that.  If you are afraid of needles or tend to become faint at the sight of needles, a relaxing agent like valium or nitrous oxide (extra cost) can be used.


We recommend that you make an appointment for a pre circumcision consultation prior the procedure. This consultation allows the doctor to provide a detailed explanation of the procedure and an opportunity to clarify any issues of concern. We do not require a referral and consultation is bulk billed.