Minor Surgery- Circumcision

The Circumcision Service was initially delivered at Orient House Medical Centre in Bolton to meet the cultural and religious needs of the local population. It is now provided by Chequers Health Group at Chequers Health Centre.

The service was introduced from a request made by the Bolton Council of Mosques (BCOM). The service is welcomed by the local community and is of special benefit to the Muslim population as most male babies are circumcised on religious grounds.

This service is for babies between 2 weeks to 18 months of age.

Both parents are asked to sign an informed consent for their son’s procedure, and both must be in attendance on the day.

A plastibell procedure is carried out by our consultants Mr. Khalil or Mr. Marghoob under local anaesthetic. The procedure takes place in a dedicated minor surgery room. Parents may be allowed only on special permission.

Parents are given written advice and information. They receive a follow-up telephone call a few days later. No further follow up is arranged but all parents are encouraged to ring back if there is any concern at all until the ring falls off.

Call 01204 928850 for further information or to book an appointment.

For more information about our consultants Mr. Khalil and Mr. Marghoob, click on the link below.

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