For information on infant circumcision, please read this page carefully.
For information on child/teenager circumcision, please click here.
For information on adult circumcision, please click here.
Welcome to the original Circumcision Vancouver website founded by Dr. Neil Pollock, one of Canada's most experienced circumcision providers. Dr Pollock has safely completed over 30,000 infant circumcisions over the last two decades. Unlike some physicians who do occasional circumcisions on top of their regular practice, Dr. Pollock limits his entire practice to two surgical procedures - that is all he does. Infant circumcision is one of these procedures (no scalpel-no needle vasectomy is the other).
Please be clear when researching your son's circumcision, that the techniques for providing this surgery are only as safe as the operating physician's experience - which translates to the actual number of circumcisions that the physician has carried out.
Dr. Pollock has pioneered a 30 second virtually painless technique that has changed the standard of care in British Columbia. He personally performs over 2/3rds of all circumcisions in the entire Vancouver Lower Mainland. Hundreds of doctors throughout British Columbia choose to refer their patients only to him, because of his extensive experience and commitment to the highest quality of patient care.
Each year, there are over a million circumcisions performed in North America. Newborn circumcision when performed properly, is quick and safe. Some studies show that it may produce small benefits. These medical benefits accrue from infancy through old age. Parents should also be aware that there are physicians who question the significance of these medical benefits, as well as the practice of circumcision.
It is Dr. Pollock's position (as well as the position of the Canadian Pediatric society) that;
"When parents are making a decision about circumcision they should be advised of the present state of medical knowledge about its benefits and harms. Their decision may ultimately be based on personal, religious or cultural factors."
And this is what our website endeavors to do.
20 Years ago, before beginning to perform these procedures, Dr. Pollock traveled to many cities in North America researching first hand what he believed to be all the best techniques used by the most experienced doctors. After carefully studying their most effective strategies, Dr. Pollock put together his own approach to these surgeries, combining the most effective elements of what he learned. He then further refined the entire process creating what has become known today as “The Pollock Technique" for infant circumcision.
Dr. Pollock is a nationally recognized instructor at the University of British Columbia as well as a frequent guest lecturer at local hospitals and conferences. His research into developing a safe quick and virtually pain free approach to circumcision has been published internationally.
Click on a link below for National and Internationally published articles about Dr. Pollock's research:
The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
To book an appointment, your doctor does not need to make a referral for you.
You can call our main booking line directly at: (604) 717-6200.
Before visiting Pollock Clinics please print out and bring this Registration Package in with you to Pollock Clinics. The first page is a registration form which you should fill out at home and present to the staff when you arrive at the clinic. The second page is a consent form which you should sign and then present to the staff once you are confident and satisfied that the staff at the Pollock Clinics have explained everything to you and answered all your questions.
Please print off and bring the CIRCUMCISION INFORMATION PACKAGE to the office with you on the day of your appointment so that you can refer to it when the staff review the instructions with you. [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.]