Frequently Asked Questions


Can I bring other children to the appointment?

Yes you can.  The appointment will last approximately 1.5 hours.  Please bring snacks and toys/books/games/downloaded shows to keep them occupied.  We do not have Wi-Fi.  


Do I need to stay in the room for the procedure? 

Although it is helpful to have a parent in the room for the procedure, we understand if this is too difficult.  Please let us know if you would like to leave the room for the circumcision.


Will my baby cry during the circumcision?

We use both a freezing cream followed by an injection to make the area numb.  Your baby will be wrapped comfortably and be able to suck on a sugar and water solution.  Most babies are very calm during the procedure.  


Do you give discounts for twins and triplets?

Yes.  Ask the reception staff when you call to book the appointment.


How do I care for the circumcision when I go home?

At the appointment we will give you a handout titled Caring for your circumcised newborn.  You will be given a number to reach Dr. Zwiers if you have any additional questions.


Is there a follow up appointment?

The fee for circumcision includes a follow up appointment in one week after the circumcision.  If any concerns develop after the first week, please call the office for an appointment.  These appointments are covered by Alberta Health Care.


What should I bring to the appointment?

Please see our page on How to Prepare


Can I meet Dr. Zwiers before the appointment?

Yes!  If you are struggling with the decision, or if you just would prefer to meet us before you book the procedure, please call to book a consultation visit.