Circumcision

Welcome

Just-Health is a leading private provider of Circumcisions for boys aged 2 weeks to 12 months.  Our Lead Consultant Urologist also provides an older children’s and adults service.

Just-Health is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide surgical procedures.

At the Just-Health clinic we provide full professional care. From our clinic in Burnley we have offered a reliable and accredited service. We realise that whilst  your son is undergoing this procedure it can be stressful, however we have many satisfied parents and we aim to make your experience at Just-Health a smooth and pain free process

Our experienced doctors provide the following to all our patients:

  • Pre-operative assessment and consent
  • Local Anaesthetic (Penile Block)
  • Safe sterile technique using the Plastibell® device
  • Routine and Emergency Post-operative care
  • A 24 Hour Post-operative Helpline Number

For further information and bookings contact Just-Health on 01282 936900

For AFTERCARE emergencies please call our 24 hour line on 07421 327038

Plastibell®

PERFECT FOR YOUNGER PATIENTS

Our doctors at Just-Health are vastly experienced clinicians and use the patented Plastibell® device (made by Hollister Incorporated) for circumcising male infants and young boys. This procedure, developed in the USA, is quick, straightforward and virtually pain-free.

BENEFITS OF PLASTIBELL®

The operation itself normally takes about 15 minutes and patients can expect to leave the clinic in less than one hour. The Plastibell® procedure is virtually pain-free because it is carried out under local anaesthetic and does away with the stitching, dressing and stitch removal normally required by other methods. Operation trauma is minimal and over 90% of patients have no need for a return visit to the clinic after the procedure.

Who will do the the circumcision?

We have a fully trained team of United Kingdom graduates who are Urologists, or General Practitioners. Our team also consists of fully trained Health Care Assistants and Medical Receptionist. Just-Health ensures that all staff have the appropriate certification and insurance to perform the procedure of circumcision. We regularly audit our results and actively seek feedback from the parents of our patients.

 

Where do I come?

Please report to the clinic reception at our address.

 

Do I need to bring anything? Can I bring the family?

Please  bring a spare nappy, baby soother (If Used) and baby milk/feed. We recommend both parents are present for the procedure, due to limited space we suggest all other siblings/family members do not attend.

How long will the procedure take?

Expect to spend about one and a half hours at the clinic.

 

Why does it take so long?

Your baby will be assessed by a doctor to ensure that he is well. The doctor will take some details about your baby and about his health since birth. We are unable to perform the procedure if your baby has received his immunisation within one week of the appointment given.

Please allow a seven day period after his immunisation. If the doctor thinks your child is not suitable a full explanation will be given as to why and alternative arrangements will be made.

We would also wish to observe your baby for approximately one hour after the circumcision to ensure the procedure has been successful

 

What will happen at the clinic?

You will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the procedure being carried out on your son. Should you at anytime not fully understand, the staff are there to answer your questions. The doctors are also fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

 

How much does it cost?

There is a charge of

£120 for boys aged 2 Weeks – 6 Months

For our older boys price range see our Older Boys Section.

 

How do I pay?

You may pay by cash.

On arrival at the clinic, the receptionist will take payment and give you a receipt. There is an ATM machine across the road.

Procedures for Older Boys

Alongside our Circumcision Service for baby boys aged to six months, Just-Health provides a circumcision service for older boys. Our Lead Urology Consultant has over 20 years of experience in this age group. For this procedure we use the Plastibell® Technique and also may have to use a formal circumcision technique. Prior to the procedure a full assessment and consent is obtained. We provide the same high level of aftercare for this age group.

The charges are:

  • 6 months to 12 months £160
  • 12 months to 2 years £200
  • 2 to 4 years £300
  • 4 to 6 years £400
  • over 6 and adults £500

Aftercare

Advice following your baby’s circumcision

AFTERCARE

Your baby has undergone a circumcision. This is not a major procedure, but care in the first few days can prevent any problems. Bleeding is the main complication – it is rare but possible following the procedure. Significant bleeding requiring a review maybe needed in less than 10% of babies. The reason why we may ask you to stay for one hour after the procedure is to check at frequent intervals that no bleeding is occurring.

When you go home you will find that the baby’s nappy may have a few small spots of blood on it where the penis touches the nappy. If the spots are large, dark in colour or increasing then this may indicate that bleeding is occurring. We advise that you contact the 24 hour number for review.

You will be asked to bring the baby to the clinic.

AFTERCARE

Hygiene

You must keep the nappy area as clean as possible. Check your baby’s nappy area regularly and cleanse the area thoroughly if wet or dirty.

No bathing should take place for 24 hours following the circumcision. After this time you should bathe your baby daily. You do not need to put salt in the bath water and avoid using bubble bath for the first week.

A smearing of petroleum jelly, e.g. Vaseline, on the front of your baby’s nappy will prevent his penis sticking to it. Alternatively, you may wish to leave your baby’s nappy off or unfastened for the first few days.

AFTERCARE

Care of the Wound

You should be able to see the bell at all times. It should drop off after 7 to 10 days. If it remains on this is not a problem, however if it is still attached at 14 days we will ask you back to the clinic.

Observe your baby’s penis during every nappy change. It may be a little swollen for a few days, but this is normal. A scab will form where the foreskin was removed. Please let it fall off naturally.

AFTERCARE

Infection

Although all appropriate measures are taken to ensure the sterility of the procedure, a small number of baby’s may acquire an infection. (This is signified by the penis becoming tense and swollen and there maybe some discharge).

If you are worried about the wound please contact the telephone number supplied. Your child may need antibiotics.

AFTERCARE

Feeding

Your baby has not had a general anaesthetic and therefore can feed normally. You should be aware though that he has had a slight shock and this may affect his feeding patterns during the first day or two.

AFTERCARE

Pain

Your baby received a local anaesthetic before the procedure was performed. It is wrong to think that babies do not feel pain, but they do feel it less directly than adults do.

You may find your baby a little difficult to settle. Do not be afraid of holding your baby. Rocking and cuddling him will help calm and reassure him.

Just-Health is always interested in what our clients think of our service and would appreciate if you could take a few minutes of your time to give us feedback. This will only be used by the clinic to look at ways of improving its service and care to our patients. If you would like to contact us with any comments feel free to email info@just-health.co.uk or by contacting the office and asking to speak to one of the Team.

 

A Guide to Making a Formal Complaint about Just-Health Circumcisions

If you are unhappy with the treatment or service you have received from Just-Health you are entitled to make a formal complaint, have it considered, and receive a response from the clinic.

Who can make a formal complaint?

A formal complaint can be made by a patient or person affected or likely to be affected by the actions or decisions of Just-Health. A formal complaint can also be made be someone acting on behalf of a patient or person, with their consent.

How do I make a formal complaint?

The clinic will do whatever they can to make sure you are treated properly and promptly. Sometimes things go wrong and when they do you have every right to complain. If you have a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact someone in the Clinic as soon as possible so they can help you to sort it out. You can raise your concerns immediately by speaking to any member of staff.

Who do I contact?

If this does not resolve your complaint, you should contact Just-Health directly;

What can I expect from the formal complaints procedure?

Your complaint will be acknowledged within 10 working days.

You will receive a full response within 14 working days. Please see the clinical Complaint Policy for further information (provided on request)

Just-Health Circumcisions is registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission; you can also contact them if you have any concerns:

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