Dr Russell, Dr Loth, Dr Gilbert, Dr Tarr and Dr Cahill are located in Brisbane, Queensland.
Since starting the use of topical anaesthetic cream in 1993, the circumcision Australia group of doctors have performed over 38,000 circumcisions using topical anaesthetic cream and the Plastibell. Dr Terry Russell is the only doctor ever appointed a mentor of the R.A.C.G.P for the teaching of circumcision. He has four children and fourteen grand-children of whom he is very proud.
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THE FOLLOWING ADVICE APPLIES ONLY TO CIRCUMCISIONS PERFORMED AT OUR PRACTICE AND NOT TO CIRCUMCISIONS PERFORMED ELSEWHERE
DR TERRY RUSSELL OAMDr Terry Russell is the principal of circumcision Australia. Dr Russell was the first doctor in Queensland to use the Plastibell Device.
What age is best?85% of circumcisions involve boys under 6 months of age, but in general the younger the boy, the better.
What are the risks?The risks of any surgical procedure are:
If my child is circumcised, will he be the odd one out?Approximately 50% of all boys born in the greater Brisbane district are being circumcised. Queensland-wide, about 15% of boys generate a claim against Medicare which is only for medically necessary procedures and does not include those done for preventative health, those done in public hospitals or traditional or ceremonial procedures.
How many have you done and have you had any complications?
Should I be present in the room when my son is being circumcised?No, this is not required or even a good idea. Having a parent present is a distraction for the doctor, and we minimise distractions so as to focus totally on "doing a good job". Parents have a big part to play in applying and reapplying the anaesthetic cream prior to the procedure, and again immediately post-op in comforting and feeding.
Some people suggest we should wait till he’s older and have surgery under general anaesthesia?
What is the best method?In Australia, 75 to 80% of all circumcisions are by the Plastibell technique. Most of those circumcisions Australia-wide are performed using some form of anaesthesia or analgesia. We will only perform a circumcision if it can be done with the Plastibell, and these are only made up to a size that will fit a boy at about puberty.
Is it painful for older boys?Each year, we perform more circumcisions on boys aged 6 months to 10 years than any other practice in Australia, and a follow-up study, rated by parents, has shown that most boys have little or no pain either at the time of the procedure or post-operatively.
What if shaft skin is still over or adherent to the head of his penis when it has healed?Please bring him back for a review. If that skin is adherent, we will separate it off. Do give him a salt bath/sponge followed by air drying when you get home from your follow up appointment and daily for two weeks. Add a handful of salt to a shallow bath, clean the newly-exposed area using a face washer if necessary. Air dry for another two or three days, while it's a bit raw looking to make sure it doesn't get infected. Then after that it is simply a matter of keeping it clean and dry.
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