Note: This article is only a guide and it’s necessary to discuss this with a Melbourne doctor before making this decision.
For those considering circumcision in Melbourne it can be a very stressful process. There’s a lot to know and consider to decide whether it’s the best for your child and, if so, how and where one would go about getting the procedure done. So we’ve created a guide with answers to all your questions from those who’ve had them themselves.
What you need to know about Circumcision in Melbourne
People consider circumcision for many reasons: health, cultural and religious. In Australia it is illegal for circumcisions to be preformed in public hospitals for non-medical necessities. Circumcisions are generally not considered a medical necessity except in extreme conditions. If you think your child may need to be circumcised for medical reasons, you must consult your doctor. Otherwise, to get a circumcision you need a doctor’s referral for it to be preformed in a private practise or a private hospital. In order to avoid complications with the anaesthetic, it is generally recommended to circumcise your child after they are six months old. It is necessary for you to discuss the pros and cons of circumcision with your doctor before making your final decision.
Brit Malah (Bris) in Melbourne
There are several states in Australia in which Brit Malah (circumcisions performed by a Jewish Mohel) are forbidden. However, several Melbourne synagogues preform traditional naming ceremonies, including Brit Malah. Many synagogues will differ on how this ceremony is preformed, including whether the Brit Malah can be preformed in your home. It is necessary to check local laws if you wish to have a naming ceremony in a Melbourne synagogue.
Melbourne Circumcision Clinics (with feedback from our community)
Melbourne Circumcision Centre – Chandler Road Medical Centre, 127 Chandler Road, Noble Park – (03) 9791 1122
Melbourne Circumcision Centre – Camberwell Road Medical Practice, 124-126 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East – (03) 9834 7600
We have had both our sons done here by a Jewish Dr with 30 years experience. Our boys were done at 1 & 2 weeks old. April
He is amazing! Melissa
Cannot recommend Dr Goldman enough when you do darl…. my little man is now 6 & it was quick easy & so professional & no issues with healing….. Several of my other friends utilised him as well & as you can see from others many have as well. Sherree
Dr Goldman was brilliant! Good luck! Kate
Dr hersel is fantastic. Leokardia
Dr Goldman has apparently done over 30, 000 of them throughout his career. Our son was circumcised at 2 weeks by him and his recovery was brilliant … As if nothing had happened … highly recommended. Adrina
Circumwise -1/1095 Frankston Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs, Vic 3201 – (03) 9886 3336
Very helpful and good. Nic
Dr Lionel Steinberg – Suite 2, Ground Floor, 59-61 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, 3056, Victoria – (03) 9486 0366
He was very experienced. Leah