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Benefits & Risks of Circumcision

Comfortable circumcisions in OttawaWhen considering circumcision for your child, we know it is essential to understand the pros and cons of circumcision so you can make an informed decision.

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Benefits of Circumcision

It is important to discuss circumcision pros and cons before we opt for it. While circumcisions have been performed for hundreds of years under typically religious or cultural motivations, modern medical evidence has shown that there are several health benefits of circumcision for babies.

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The Comfortable Choice

Dr. Mohamad Akil has a desire and commitment to providing the best care possible. The comfort of you and your family is our top priority, making us the most comfortable choice.

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The Potential Risks

As with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with circumcision, however, complications are rare and more common among premature newborns, those with genetic anomalies, bleeding disorders or through poor technique. Various studies have estimated there is approximately a 0.2% chance your child will have circumcision risk in the month following the procedure, such as:

  • Bleeding, though The Mogen Clamp technique, however, is usually bloodless
  • Inadequate skin removal, scarring which may result in an unsatisfactory cosmetic appearance and revision of the procedure
  • Infections, which is usually mild and treated by local antibiotics, but sepsis can occur and death has been reported
  • Adhesions (skin bridges), which are easily released by simple retraction.

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Your Choice For Circumcision

With Dr. Mohamad Akil's expertise and nearly painless and clean technique, The Ottawa Circumcision Clinic is the best choice for circumcision for your son.

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