The Gentle Procedures circumcision clinic Galway offer circumcision with the Pollock Technique™ for babies up to 4 months of age and men or the Shang Ring technique for men aged 16 and up.
Appointments are generally available quickly and infant circumcision procedures are performed in just a few minutes at our Irish clinic locations.
The Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring technique for circumcision are virtually painless methods under long-acting local anesthetic.
Our focus on circumcision in a dedicated clinic setting permits us to deliver an optimal circumcision experience for your son and your family (or for yourself in the case of an adult circumcision).
Please send your inquiry with our Contact form, or go ahead and request an appointment now if ready.
Call us anytime at 091-353800 with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Experienced Circumcision Doctors
Dr. Jason McMahon
Dr. Neil Pollock’s research into developing a quick and virtually pain free approach to circumcision for all ages has been recognized worldwide.
Dr. McMahon is proud to bring Dr. Pollock’s techniques to Ireland, and his clinic has grown enormously as a result.
Parents are relieved to have a virtually pain-free option for the circumcision of their baby boys, and adult men are also well served by the availability of Pollock Technique™ circumcision in Ireland. The Shang Ring technique is also offered for men aged 16 and up.
Performing circumcision procedures for adult men and babies is part of Doctor McMahon’s daily routine and is a primary focus of our clinic operations.
Dr. McMahon’s circumcision practice is supported by a qualified and experienced team, and a group of very friendly, highly skilled staff to keep our busy clinic running smoothly as we serve men and families from across Ireland, and beyond.
Dr. Emmet Kerin
Dr. Emmet Kerin received his undergraduate medical education at the National University of Ireland, Galway during which time he studied in Bochum, Germany and Toronto, Canada. Following his graduation he worked in emergency and intensive care medicine in Perth and Sydney, Australia.
On return to his native city of Limerick Dr. Kerin completed a four year vocational scheme in general practice with multiple special interests including community surgery. He holds additional qualifications with diplomas in occupational medicine and child health. In 2017, Dr.Kerin received a commendation from the Irish Health Care Awards along with GP of the year (GP buddy national awards).
A member of the Primary Care Surgical Association, Dr. Kerin offers a comprehensive service in infant and adult circumcision.
He enjoys working within a team at his practice and aims for a high standard of care and positive surgical outcomes for his patients.
Please contact us anytime with your questions, or to book.
A Dedicated Circumcision Clinic in Galway
Gentle Procedures Galway specializes in a virtually painless circumcision operation for baby boys (up to 4 months old) and adult men (over 16 years of age).
Our clients come to our clinic because our circumcision procedure is felt by many to be a good option for getting a circumcision for a baby, or as a mature man.
Our team of dedicated medical professionals understands the concerns of parents for their babies, as well as the situation of newborns being integrated into family life. We do our best to provide a private and personalized experience for our clients.
Adult men are also an important client group at our Ireland circumcision clinics – because there are few facilities with the level of focus, expertise, and experience that Gentle Procedures brings to adult circumcision. Our in-office procedure under local anaesthetic is perhaps the most convenient adult circumcision available, and offers excellent cosmetic results.
Our doctors and staff are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have, and are available by phone, or by booking a consultation.
The clinics generally has appointments available within a few days and you can request an appointment now if desired.
Why Gentle Procedures Galway for Baby Circumcision?
At Gentle Procedures Galway, your baby’s well being is very important to us. We want to provide an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, and stress-free for you and your family. At our Irish clinics in Limerick, Dublin, Cork and Galway, families are greeted in a friendly, professional manner.
At Gentle Procedures Clinic, we want to create a comfortable atmosphere that caters to your baby’s needs. We pride ourselves in providing a unique, personal, family service.
After the circumcision, your Gentle Procedures doctor will follow up to check up on your baby’s progress and to answer any questions that the parents may have. A follow-up appointment and printed aftercare instructions will be given to families as part of our circumcision protocols.
Let us provide quality medical services for you and your baby in a caring environment.
Infant Circumcision in Galway
We believe that there is nothing better for ensuring a baby’s comfort than the presence of a parent. Your baby is always with you, and you are welcome and encouraged to be in the private room during the procedure. Parents are never asked to wait in another room while the circumcision is being done.
Babies, if they remain awake during the procedure, are soothed by a pacifier made up of natural ingredients.
The procedure room will be kept warm to provide maximum comfort for your son.
At Gentle Procedures, it is not uncommon for babies to sleep right through their circumcision. We really are gentle.
Why Gentle Procedures for an Adult Circumcision in Galway?
Adult circumcision is undertaken by our clients for a variety of reasons. Some men get themselves circumcised at an adult age for personal or cosmetic reasons. Others seek relief from an overly tight foreskin (phimosis) or other conditions that can be addressed with an adult circumcision procedure.
Whatever the reason a mature man seeks to get circumcised (at any age), we are pleased to offer adult circumcision care at Gentle Procedures Ireland circumcision clinic. Our circumcision doctors performs adult circumcision on a daily basis and our proven Pollock Technique™ and Shang Ring technique are known to deliver excellent cosmetic results with the minimum of discomfort.
Importantly – a general anaesthetic is not required – and this significantly reduces the risk and complexity of the procedure. With the use of multiple local anaesthetics only, we eliminate the need for a hospital setting and are able to perform the circumcision procedure for adult age males in our circumcision clinic on an in-office-procedure basis.
Getting Circumcised as an Adult in Galway
If you are considering getting yourself circumcised, please contact us for a consultation. We recommend a consultation appointment with our doctors prior to your final decision on whether you want to get circumcised so that you can get answers to your specific questions.
As with any surgery, there are some risks, so it is necessary that you do your research and make a fully informed decision. We will be pleased to respond to your questions about the procedure and to confirm on appointment availabilities and fees. You can call us during clinic hours, or use the Circumcision Cost Confirmation form or Appointment Request Form to take the next step.
Irish Circumcision Research & Considerations
Each year, there are millions of circumcisions performed worldwide. Newborn circumcision, when performed properly, is quick and safe (source – The RACP). The potential medical benefits accrue from infancy through old age, although the Irish HSE does not recommend routine infant circumcision (source – Irish HSE).
It is Gentle Procedure’s position 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. The parental decision may ultimately be based on personal, religious or cultural factors.
For more information on the risks and benefits of circumcision, please visit our Media page to find links to original policy statements and studies – including a 2016 paper published in the Journal of Urology which concludes that the benefits of circumcision may have been previously understated. The authors (including Dr. Neil Pollock) find that circumcision affords important benefits to men throughout their lives.
We encourage you to research a variety of sources for information about infant male circumcision.
Why Are Galway Doctors Recommending Our Circumcision Clinic?
The Gentle Procedures Clinic is a highly referred to Circumcision Clinic in Ireland. Our clinic is often recommended by family physicians because of the speedy and relatively pain free nature of our chosen Pollock Technique™ or Shang Ring technique. Our Doctors and staff are also known for their caring approach and our focus on quality of care.
Our doctors employ a method of circumcision which is relatively quick, taking just minutes for infants.
Our clinic uses comprehensive pain control methods which include paracetamol along with a sugar solution (which reduces pain perceptions in infants), a topical cream to numb the area, and a local anaesthetic injection.
Our method has low complication rates.
Our circumcision procedures are done quickly in a clinic setting, eliminating the need for hospital visits and general anaesthetic.
Contact us today for more information regarding circumcision or to book your consultation.
Adult circumcision is one of our specialties.
Why do some Irish parents choose to circumcise their sons?
An infant circumcision is often undertaken for cultural and religious reasons, and there can be health benefits as well.
Our Muslim clients circumcise their babies in accordance with their traditions, and many other families simply choose to carry on a family tradition, or seek the health benefits that may come from male circumcision:
It reduces the risk of urinary tract infection.
It reduces the risk of penile infection also called balanoposthitis.
It eliminates the need for circumcision later in life when a small percentage of boys will require a circumcision because of various problems.
It reduces the risk of getting some sexually transmitted diseases including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and AIDS (HIV).
It reduces the risk of penile cancer and cervical cancer in a man’s female partners.
Sources for these statements include the Irish HSE, the NHS (UK), and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Key Questions About Infant Male Circumcision in Galway
What is Circumcision?
Circumcision is a simple procedure in which the foreskin that sheathes the head of the penis is removed. Since foreskin traps bacteria and other infectious agents, its removal may improve genital hygiene and reduce the risk of disease over the lifetime of the boy and his future sexual partners.
Circumcision has been the topic of debate for many decades. Procedures have been deemed unnecessary and stressful by some, but times have changed somewhat. Due to medical advancements, doctors can now conduct virtually pain free circumcision procedures which are quick and effective.
There are many significant studies and associated evidence linking circumcision to improved health and lower incidences of serious and deadly diseases (source – The American Academy of Pediatrics).
The evidence of the benefits of circumcision, coupled with medical advancements and improved circumcision techniques has resulted in increased public awareness, acceptance and an increase in the demand for infant circumcision.
The medical team at the Gentle Procedures Clinic only use the Pollock Technique™, which is very quick and virtually pain free and is associated with low complication rates. Our doctors and staff are all educated and trained in the procedure and are dedicated to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible.
There are some potential health benefits to male infant circumcision and there are also some reasons not to circumcise baby boys. Our recommendation is that you make an informed a decision as possible, and the answer to the question of why to circumcise that you come to will be unique to you and your family.
Circumcision is part of both Judaism and Islam, and many Christians and people of other religious backgrounds also choose circumcision for health and cosmetic reasons, or to continue family tradition.
What Types of Circumcision Are There?
There are different methods of circumcision practiced today. At the Gentle Procedures Ireland circumcision clinic, we only use the Pollock Technique™ because we believe it is one of the safest and most comfortable methods for male circumcision available.
The method we use minimizes pain for the patient via application of multiple modalities to reduce it, including:
- Infant paracetamol before the procedure
- Numbing cream applied before the anaesthetic injection
- A dorsal penile block (an anaesthetic injection) that removes all feeling from the penis
- A sugar pacifier to keep the baby distracted (not used in adult circumcisions)
- Post-circumcision follow-up to quickly spot any issues.
Additionally, our doctors also controls environmental factors in the procedure room to maximize the patient’s comfort.
We maintain the temperature at a warm and comfortable level and may play music to help provide a calm ambiance during the brief operation.