How to Prepare for Your Visit



When you come for your circumcision appointment, we will apply emla cream which will numb the area before the injection of the anesthetic.  We will also give acetaminophen (tylenol/tempra) to your baby to ensure he gets the correct dose.  You do not need to bring any medications to the appointment.  



Please bring the following:

Your baby's Alberta health care number

6 diapers

Baby wipes


Soother if your baby takes one

Formula, if your baby is not fully breastfeeding

If you are coming to the appointment with your baby, it is important that you eat a meal beforehand. 


We generally run on time.  If you are late for your appointment, we may need to reschedule.  This will ensure that none of the other babies and tired parents are inconvenienced. 


The appointment will last approximately 1.5 hours.  You will be given written instructions about how to care for your baby after the circumcision.  We usually book a follow up visit (virtual or in person) in one week to check on the healing.  You will be given a phone number to reach Dr. Zwiers directly if there are any concerns.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us.


Please read the section on WHAT TO EXPECT before your appointment.