Circumcision for Adults
There are a number of reasons why men may choose an adult circumcision procedure. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin) while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons.
We are also often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is almost invariably “no”. Men and youth of all ages can have the surgery in our clinic. The most common age range for adult circumcision is 20 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons.
The medical team at Pollock Clinics is experienced and offer expertise at circumcising men of all ages.
The Adult Circumcision Process – Two Methods
Our team and our internal procedures are optimized to deliver the quality care to men requiring circumcision.
We perform two methods of circumcision at Pollock Clinics – Mogen Clamp Circumcision using the Pollock Technique and Shang Ring Circumcision.
With either method, you will receive detailed written instructions for post-surgery care as well as consult one-on-one with the doctor. Healing times are relatively the same. We will decide with you which procedure might suit you best.
Our team is available after surgery as required to answer your questions and to react quickly should there ever be any problems.
Pollock Technique Circumcision
This method uses combination of our local anesthetic, quick surgical technique with the Mogen Clamp and use of skin glue. With the introduction of our skin glue closure method, we have been able to obtain an improved cosmetic outcome without the typical multiple suture track marks in the mucosa and skin. In addition, glue closure is 10 times as quick compared to traditional circumcision in hospitals.
Shang Ring Circumcision
This method was developed in China through the backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the hopes that it will reduce HIV/AIDS. Shang Ring Circumcision involves minimal pain, minimal bleeding, no stitching, and minimal time away from work. Our doctors have travelled to China to train in this technique and are the first and only Canadian doctors that we know of to offer this in North America. In many cases only a topical anesthetic is required and dressing changes are not required. The Shang Ring stays on the penis for 7 days before it is removed.
You can request an appointment online, or give us a call at (604) 717-6200.
Adult Circumcision Clinic Locations
We have two clinics in the Greater Vancouver Area where we perform adult circumcision.
407-625 Fifth Avenue,
New Westminster, BC
1101-805 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC (near Vancouver General Hospital)