Process: Preparation Guide

Dr Martin Harris Circumcision London

Guide 1: Preparation

Dr Harris will provide you with full preparatory notes for Parents. and will ask you to please read carefully all written notes.


The date and time will be set with you for the procedure .


Dr Harris will advise regarding the feeding time with relevance to the date and time of the procedure.


Dr Harris will advise you regarding preparation of the baby in advance of the date and time of the procedure. In particular regarding oil avoidance and then dressing the baby.


Dr Harris will advise you in advance regarding the Kit and contents including dressings.


Dr Harris will advise regarding full explanation with both parents signing the consent form, as with procedures and operation in medical practice.


Dr Harris will advise regarding position of furniture and household items such as spare nappy.


Please inform Dr Harris in the event of any change in the condition of the baby.


Dr Harris wishes you to be fully informed with the circumcision process and circumcision procedure, including the indications, contraindications, surgical method (NO plastibel or ring) and the potential complications.


Dr Harris follows the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children written guidance compliant with the NHS England mandate to implement the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs). The ultimate aim of NatSSIPs is to eradicate the occurrence of the Patient Safety Never Events, which occur around invasive procedures.

The aim of this policy is to:

 Standardise the management of invasive procedures during the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative period.

 Provide a clear definition of invasive procedures, multidisciplinary team roles and responsibilities.

 Provide the standard against which Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs) are developed within procedural areas and outside areas where procedures are performed.

 Ensure the monitoring and governance as a continuous cycle of improvement.

 Maintain a safe culture to promote team work, minimise avoidable complications, and prevent patient safety never events.


Dr Harris will personally administer the local anaesthetic cream topically, and the oral dose of liquid paracetamol suspension. Please do NOT give any medication to your baby for the circumcision.


Please do not hesitate to ask Dr Harris any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be Dr Harris giving me prepation advice and guidance?

Yes. Dr Harris will be giving you preparation advice and guidance. 

Does Dr Harris give local anaesthetic?

Yes. Dr Harris gives local anaesthetic as a  cream, not an injection.

Does Dr Harris use the Plastibel or ring?

No. Dr Harris does not use the plastibel or ring since he has no experience or expertise in this method.

What is the date and time for the circumcision procedure?

Your consent for the operation of circumcision process is written consent with both parents signing the consent form giving Dr Harris permission for your baby to undergo circumcision procedure.


When do I feed baby before the circumcision procedure? 

Dr Harris will advise you the time to feed your baby, relative to the time of the circumcision procedure.   

 How do I dress my baby for the circumcision procedure?

Dr Harris will advise you how to dress your baby for the   circumcision procedure.


What items do I need for the circumcison procedure?

Dr Harris will advise you what items you need prior to the circumcision procedure. 

Reviews And Testimonials

At CircumcisionLondon, Dr Harris prides himself on providing a premium service to all of his patients. Take a look below at what his patients have been saying.

Dr Harris has been calm and reassuring throughout. He is a consummate professional and his great experience and expertise is very evident. We couldn't be more pleased and relieved that he was available for our son's bris/circumcision - it is hard to believe we could have had such a positive experience with anyone else. The whole experience has been immeasurably easier for us and our son than imagined - the baby fell asleep mid-procedure (!) and has been pretty well his usual self thereafter. Thank you.

Anthony Lazarus Avatar Anthony Lazarus
May 30, 2024

Dr Martin Harris couldn't have been better. He is highly professional, extremely experienced and goes way beyond expectation in his explanations, information sheets, putting the parents at ease and explaining every step of the way. He also made numerous visits just to check that everything is healing. I couldn't recommend him more.

Rosalie Ajzensztejn Avatar Rosalie Ajzensztejn
May 30, 2024

We are very happy with our choice of Dr Harris for our son's circumcison. He is very experienced, knowledgeable, professional and supportive. We were mislead by the hospital about the procedure but thankfully we met Dr Harris who answered our questions and gave us the confidence to proceed. We are extremely happy with the results and the process, Dr Harris was constantly available for the aftercare providing advice and good humour. We highly recommend him.

Claudia Avatar Claudia
May 19, 2024


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