Docteur Jean-Philippe Bercier BSc, MD, CCFP



La circoncision est-elle douloureuse?

La circoncision est-elle douloureuse?

La circoncision est une intervention chirurgicale optionnelle au cours de laquelle le prépuce du pénis est retiré. Elle est généralement pratiquée pour des raisons culturelles ou religieuses, et le plus souvent sur des bébés. En général, elle n’est pas médicalement nécessaire, c’est pourquoi de nombreux parents se demandent s’ils doivent choisir la circoncision à Ottawa. Aucun parent n’aime que son enfant ressente de la douleur, même si la raison médicale offre plusieurs avantages. Voici ce que vous devez savoir sur la douleur et la guérison associées à la circoncision. 

Gestion de la douleur lors d’une chirurgie de circoncision 

Les médecins utilisent un anesthésique local pendant la circoncision afin de réduire l’inconfort pour le bébé. Le bébé peut pleurer pendant l’intervention, mais c’est souvent parce qu’il doit être maintenu en place. La circoncision n’a pas d’incidence sur la façon dont le bébé urine, car l’urètre n’est pas touché pendant l’opération. Une fois l’opération terminée, vous pouvez donner à votre bébé du Tylenol pour nourrissons pour gérer toute gêne mineure pendant la guérison de la plaie. 

Combien de temps faut-il pour guérir d’une circoncision?  

Les nouveau-nés se remettent généralement très vite d’une circoncision, souvent en un ou deux jours, mais la cicatrisation peut prendre jusqu’à deux semaines. La zone peut sembler un peu ecchymosée pendant quelques jours, mais elle ne devrait pas être inconfortable pour le bébé. Vous devrez protéger l’extrémité du pénis avec une gaze et de la vaseline jusqu’à ce qu’elle guérisse. 

Prenez une décision informée sur la circoncision 

Il n’y a pas de bonne ou de mauvaise décision en ce qui concerne la circoncision. L’important est de discuter de vos préoccupations avec un médecin qui a l’expérience nécessaire pour répondre à vos questions sur la circoncision afin que vous puissiez prendre la meilleure décision pour votre famille. Prenez rendez-vous pour une consultation sur la circoncision à Gatineau avec le Dr Bercier pour obtenir toute l’information dont vous avez besoin. 


Rob CarterRob Carter
21:19 02 Aug 23
Had my vasectomy performed by Dr Dumais, who has taken over for Dr Weiss who has since retired. She was absolutely excellent. Great bedside manner, clear explanations of what was happening and any potential discomfort that might be felt during each step. Entire procedure from freezing to finish took under 10 minutes.Before beginning Dr Bercier confirmed my age (31), that I had no children, and that I was 100% certain I never wanted to have any (and that my partner felt the same way). She reiterated that while surgical reversal is sometimes possible, the procedure should be considered permanent.Nurses/office staff were friendly and efficient. Got up from the table a bit too quick and ended up sitting down in the chair and fainting. They were right on top of things and immediately went into their usual routine for when those things happen. We had a little chuckle about it, and at no point did it feel weird or judgemental which I very much appreciated.A couple of other notes based on some things mentioned in a few other reviews here:- Total out of pocket fees are $170, consisting of a $20 deposit and $150 on the day of the procedure. Those costs are detailed in the attached photo of the “Pre and Post Vasectomy Kit”. As detailed on the page patients can choose to pay only for the specific items/services they want, and they also give you a week post-procedure to request a refund and pay only for the needed items. This information is not provided anywhere before going in, so most will just pay the $170 and be done with it. While some of these costs are certainly quite highly inflated, they do help make up for the fairly minimal compensation the clinic receives from OHIP for each procedure.- Website is a bit of a mess, although most of the important bits are easy to find (and all the most important info is attached to the emails you’ll get). Specifically one thing they have changed is that you do *not* need to travel to the office to pick up your vasectomy package before the procedure! You are given it after your appointment just before leaving.- To the few complaining about pain/discomfort lasting more than the first week and “not being made aware of the risks”… did you not bother to fully read through the documentation available both on the website as well as repeatedly sent to you in the emails? All of the risks and rates of various complications are explicitly laid out in advance. Every body is different, and there is a small chance of a variety of complications. Choosing to ignore the provided information and then complaining that you wouldn’t have gone through with it if you knew is just ridiculous.One last recommendation for the doctors here: I highly recommend investing the few thousand dollars towards having a professional web design company re-build you a new website from the ground up. The current site is a mess, particularly on modern phones, and this is something that will radically improve the patient experience.
Gaignun KukaiGaignun Kukai
03:43 18 Jul 23
Dr. Valerie Dumois did my vasectomy, and she was really quite kind willing to answer questions. It was for the most part painless and the pain you feel is minimal. Reception was also pretty great they answered all my questions to male sire I heal properly. Was great meeting them all and doing it the modern way or a scalpel and needle is definitely in every males favour. Thank you so much for being such great people
Garlic Jr.Garlic Jr.
18:19 06 Jul 23
Half an hour to my appointment they told me to wait outside(35 degrees celcius) until exactly my appointment. Dr. Bercier if you can call him a doctor had the most rude and disrespectful attitude I've had from a doctor. I asked him three questions to which he said he didn't care. During the procedure I simply asked how long does it take and he replied with "How long do you think it takes? Did you see me with the other patients?" I think his attitude was racially motivated because I'm not French. Don't come here! Go somewhere else!
19:58 19 Jun 23
Great clinic, 5 stars all around. Leading up to the appointment they provide you with fantastic information that explains everything in detail. Great communication, super organized, friendly and professional. Everyone from reception, to the nurse, to the doctor - all were pleasant, efficient, and professional. It was a huge piece of mind. The doctor played my choice of music during the procedure. It was practically painless, with only minor discomfort for a brief moment, and it was quick. I am now recovering comfortably with very detailed instructions about how to enhance my recovery. Thank you Dr. Weiss and Dr. Bercier! Highly recommend.
Louis KearnsLouis Kearns
16:14 28 Apr 23
Marc BourgonMarc Bourgon
17:45 11 May 22
The process of getting my vasectomy was quite efficient. From walking in the office door to sitting down in my car again was only 20 minutes. The staff was very friendly in greeting you and providing instructions and Dr. Bercier was pleasant to deal with, friendly and gentle. Dare I say the experience was enjoyable! Any trepidation one has about the procedure, don’t worry! Thanks to all.