Dr. Green encourages parents to be in the room with her during the procedure to help ensure the best possible comfort and reassurance for the boy and parents.
She will certainly respect any wish you may have to not be present but will explain why she feels it might be in both your interest and your son's to be there.
No other service provider in Victoria allows parents to be present during the procedure.
After many years managing the largest circumcision clinic on Vancouver Island, Dr. Green has developed 4 layers of relief to maximize safety and comfort.
Specifically, she uses a mixture of Lidocaine and Marcaine. Lidocaine, also known as Xylocaine, is a common short-acting anesthetic.
Marcaine, also known as Bupivacaine, is a longer-acting anesthetic. They act by blocking the generation and the conduction of nerve impulses.
Dr. Green uses a proprietary combination to provide both short term relief and long term comfort.