Victoria Circumcision Clinic (VCC).
Professional Circumcisions performed by Dr. Mohamed Hajoona. Experienced in providing circumcisions with minimal discomfort for males of all ages.
New Location (since 20 August 2019): The Regent Medical Group in Preston VIC 3072
What is Circumcision?
Circumcision is the surgical removal of all or part of the foreskin (skin covering the head of the penis). The decision to be circumcised is very personal and should only be made after careful consideration. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns with your health-care provider.
Reasons for circumcision generally fall into three broad groups:
To treat a medical condition
To prevent future disease
To fulfill a religious/cultural tradition
Who can be circumcised:
Boys/Men of all ages can be circumcised.
VCC is currently operating at: The Regent Medical Group 466 Murray Road, Preston, Vic, 3072
Phone: 03 9470 3155
Mobile: 04 88 88 2472
(Formerly at Highlands Medical Centre, Craigieburn)
Currently, procedures are performed Tuesday to Friday during clinic hours.
20 minute consultation followed by the application of a numbing cream.
The patient waits 30 minutes for the cream to take affect, then the circumcision procedure itself takes approximately 25 minutes.
After the procedure we ask the patient to wait 30 minutes for a final review before they are sent home.
There is a cost for the consultation before the procedure. This can be bulkbilled if the patient has/will get Medicare.There is an out of pocket cost for the procedure that Medicare does not cover and the patient (or family) must pay.
*Cost (Out of Pocket Expenses):
Newborn (0-3 mnth) $325
Infant (3 -12 mnths ) $450
Toddler 1-3yrs $500, (ShangRing) $600
Child 4-9 yrs $650
10+ years (Shang Ring) $750
Adult Surgical $1000
Frenuloplasy / Frenulectomy only $250
The above Frenuloplasy / Frenulectomy procedure can be done alone or combined with a circumcision procedure.
Price will be confirmed on the day of the procedure. Payment is due on the day of the procedure. Please call the clinic if you have any other questions about the cost.
*Prices can change without notice.
There are many different techniques to perform circumcisions. The options will be discussed with the patient/family during the consultation. The aim is to have a successful procedure while keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.
Who does the Procedure?
Procedures are done by Dr. Mohamed Hajoona, who started his medical education in the United States. He completed his degree and training in Canada and has been working as a general practitioner in Australia since 2008.
In addition to English, Doctor Hajoona can also speak Arabic fluently. He is a Member of the Circumcision Academy of Australia, which has affiliation with the Circumcision Academy of America.
Circumcision Melbourne — Your trusted doctor for circumcision at all ages
Victoria Circumcision Clinic specialises in performing circumcisions for males of all ages in Melbourne — from newborns to older men. Your comfort is our main priority and we ensure you will receive the highest quality care and support.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the tip of the penis, usually for health, religious or cultural reasons. We perform a variety of circumcision procedures, depending on our patient’s unique needs.
Meet your specialist: Dr Hajoona
Dr. Mohamed Hajoona specialises in performing circumcisions. He speaks Arabic in addition to English. He has been doing surgery in Australia for over a decade; before that, he trained and practiced in both the United States and Canada. Dr. Hajoona is a member of the Circumcision Academy of Australia, associated with the Circumcision Academy of America.
What you need to know before the procedure
Circumcision is a surgery, even if it is low risk. As such, it is important for the family to deliberate on whether they want their son to be circumcised and consider the pros and cons. Dr. Hajoona will go over all the main concerns in your consultation and will be able to answer any questions about the procedure; below are some of the most common queries we receive from our Melbourne patients and other information you may find useful for your decision.
What age is best for circumcision?
Circumcision is usually performed on babies and young boys; however, the procedure can be performed for men of all ages, including adults.
That being said, newborns experience the least amount of pain from circumcision and recover faster than older patients, typically within 2 weeks. If you intend to have your son circumcised, we recommend having a consultation in the first couple of months after your child has been born. Not only will this minimise discomfort and allow him to quickly recover, but it is also the most affordable option for circumcision in Melbourne.
What are the benefits of circumcision?
Circumcision is mostly performed for religious or cultural reasons; however, there are several recorded health benefits of the procedure.
Lowers risk of urinary tract infections
Prevents phimosis (tightening of the foreskin)
Prevents balanitis (infections under the foreskin)
Lowers risk of developing penile cancer
Lower risk of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV
Improves hygiene of penis area
What are the risks of circumcision?
Circumcision is a surgery and is not completely risk-free. Below are some of the risks that are known to be associated with the procedures; most, however, can be mitigated by having the foreskin removal performed by a Melbourne specialist like Dr Hajoona. Please feel free to reach out and speak to our professionals if you have any concerns or would like to discuss our procedures further.
Bleeding or infection at the head of the penis
Lack of informed consent (for baby boys)
There are a number of effective circumcision practices in the field; in his years as a practicing surgeon, Dr Hajoona has refined his procedures to produce the best results and minimise pain and discomfort.
Pain relief will be determined based on the patient and method of circumcision. Newborns will receive a local anaesthetic and may be given Sweet-ease®, a sugar-water solution that minimises any discomfort. Older men may be given stronger medication to ease any pain they experience.
After the procedure
Once the circumcision is finished, we will keep you or your baby for observation in our Melbourne clinic to ensure that there are no adverse effects. We will also arrange a follow-up to change the dressing, check the wound and determine if there are any problems.
A little bleeding is normal after the circumcision and may be found on the gauze or underwear; however, if the bleeding doesn’t stop, put pressure on the wound and seek medical attention. Swelling of the tip of the penis can also be expected and should go down in a few days.
Your doctor will give you care instructions depending on your individual circumstances (age, health, etc.) before sending you home and will be on call in case of any problems. Expect the healing process to take anywhere from 2–4 weeks for infants and 4–6 weeks for older patients.
For more information about proper wound care, take a look at our section, ‘Caring for the Wound.’
Contact us today!
Want to find out more about whether circumcision is the right choice for you or your son? You can phone us at +61 3 9470 3155 to book an appointment or get in touch with us here!