Depending on your baby boy’s weight, the nurse will start the analgesia by giving the proper dose of Tylenol. The nurse will also apply the proper amount of EMLA cream at the right location and apply a dressing. Forty-five (45) minutes is needed for the onset of action. Dr. Bercier will be available to answer any questions you may have.
The next step in the analgesia procedure involves a dorsal penile ring block. We inject a solution of 1% lidocaine with the smallest needle possible in the area numbed by the EMLA cream.
The circumcision takes place 5–15 minutes later. You are welcome to stay in or leave the room.
Throughout the circumcision and the injection, which will be done within a few minutes, your son will receive a sugar solution to suck on to further alleviate any discomfort.
Following the operation, we will show you how to take care of your son’s genitalia.