Our Mission Statement
"To uphold the highest international standards of male surgical care in
contraceptive therapy and circumcision, while treating our patients with
compassion, dignity and respect."
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 35,000 infant circumcisions
over the last two decades. Dr. Pollock limits his entire practice to two surgical procedures - that is all
he does. 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. To ensure the most comfort for your son, Dr.Pollock has developed
and uses a local anesthetic technique that is a combination block of both short and long
acting anesthetic. This method provides comfort and coverage for both the procedure
and for several hours after.
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. Dr Pollock insists on giving every patient
his private cell phone for peace of mind following the procedure. Parents are able to reach Dr.Pollock
directly 24-7 if they should have any concerns.
Each year, there are over a million circumcisions performed in North America.
Newborn circumcision when performed properly, is quick and safe.
The medical benefits accrue from infancy through old age. Current evidence indicates that the health benefits
of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks. American Academy of Pediatrics - policy statement for
support of male 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.
See article on minimizing pain during circumcision wirtten by
Dr. Pollock and published by Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine:
Combined Analgesia and Local Anesthesia to Minimize Pain During Circumcision
- Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Vancouver Sun - Referencing Dr.Pollock - U.S. study: Routine circumcision for boys advisable
Vancouver Sun Nov 2012 -Dr Pollock Pioneers New Technique For Circumcision
For Older Infants and Children
Dr Pollock Interview CTV, 2012
(Audio may take a few moments to load)
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.]