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.  Circumcisions are performed at our surgeries and take about ½   to 1 hour to complete depending of the age of patient.


There are different methods used by doctors.  Dr Athari 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.


Circumcision for Infants.

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


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


About the PlastiBell


We use a local anesthetic for this procedure. The PlastiBell® is placed between the foreskin and glans of the penis. The PlastiBell® is tied off and  the excess skin is removed.  No stitching or dressing is necessary. After 3-7 days, the PlastiBell® becomes detached, leaving a clean healed cut at the tie-line.


Benefits of PlastiBell


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 anesthetic 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, Betadeine 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 anesthetic 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.