FORESKIN PROBLEMS / CIRCUMCISIONS / Common Paediatric Surgical Procedures

COMMON PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Concerns regarding a non-retractile foreskin frequently result in a referral to paediatric surgery for consideration for circumcision. Understanding what happens to a “normal” foreskin can help to relieve many of these concerns. Where the boy is having significant symptoms there are a number of non-surgical recommendations that can help.  Circumcision for medical purposes should be uncommon. Paediatric surgical associations throughout the developed world agree there is no medical justification for the routine practise of circumcising newborns.

I can provide expertise in assessing boys with foreskin problems. There are a range of treatments available which on occassion includes surgical options such as a foreskin preserving technique (prepucioplasty) and circumcision.

Where circumcision is required this will be performed in theatre under a general anaesthetic. I do not perform circumcisions using the Plastibel technique.

I will consider families that request a male cultural circumcision  to comply with religious observances. Both parents must agree this would be in the best interests of the boy and are required to attend the consultation to provide formal consent for an operation.

APPOINTMENTS

My aim is to listen to children and families, to understand what the problem is and to agree on the best possible care including surgery when appropriate, in a safe and child centred environment.

SERVICES

As a paediatric surgeon I provide consultations, management and surgery for a wide range of conditions.

CONTACT US

Gold Coast Private Hospital, Suite 15, Ground Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital, 14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215
P. 07 5530 0770  F. 07 5530 0687

PATIENT INFO

Information to help yoiu prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure.

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To arrange an appointment with GC Paediatric Surgery please contact,

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 15, Ground Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital
14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215

Tweed Day Surgery Specialist Suites
Suite 4, 38-44 Boyd Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485

P. 07 5530 0490 F. 07 5530 0687 | Send an email to Dr Thompson

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