The AMS Clinic is a leading private provider of Circumcisions for boys aged 2 weeks to 1 year of age.
At the AMS Clinic we provide full professional care. From our clinic in Manchester we offer a reliable and accredited service. We realise that your son undergoing this procedure can be stressful, however we have thousands of satisfied parents and we aim to make your experience at AMS Clinic a smooth and pain free process.
Our experienced doctors and nurses provide the following to all our patients:
Pre-operative assessment and consent
Local Anaesthetic (Penile Block)
Safe sterile technique using the Plastibell © device click here
Routine and Emergency Post-operative care
A 24 Hour Post-operative Helpline Number
Our doctors at the AMS Clinic are vastly experienced and use the patented Plastibell® device (made by Hollister Incorporated) for circumcising male infants and young boys. This procedure, developed in the USA, is quick, straightforward and virtually pain-free.
The operation itself normally takes about 15 minutes and patients can expect to leave the clinic in less than one hour. The Plastibell® procedure is virtually pain-free because it is carried out under local anaesthetic and does away with the stitching, dressing and stitch removal normally required by other methods. Operation trauma is minimal and over 90% of patients have no need for a return visit to the clinic after the procedure.
Where do I come?
Please report to the clinic reception at our address.
Who will do the the circumcision?
We have a fully trained team of United Kingdom graduates who are Urologists, General Practitioners and General Surgeons. Our team also consists of fully trained Nurses. Our staff are all currently working in the NHS. The AMS Clinic ensures that all staff have the appropriate certification and insurance to perform the procedure of circumcision. We regularly audit our results and actively seek feedback from the parents of our patients.
How long will the procedure take?
Expect to spend about one and a half hours at the clinic.
Why does it take so long?
Your baby will be assessed by a doctor to ensure that he is well. The doctor will take some details about your baby and about his health since birth. We are unable to perform the procedure if your baby has received his immunisation within one week of the appointment given.
Please allow a seven day period after his immunisation. If the doctor thinks your child is not suitable a full explanation will be given as to why and alternative arrangements will be made.
We would also wish to observe your baby for approximately one hour after the circumcision to ensure the procedure has been successful.
What will happen at the clinic?
You will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the procedure being carried out on your son. Should you at anytime not fully understand, the staff are there to answer your questions. The doctors are fluent in Urdu, Bengali and Arabic.
How much does it cost?
There is a charge of £120 for boys aged 0-12 months.
How do I pay?
You may pay by cash or card.
Should you wish to pay by cheque, this will be accepted to the amount specified on the cheque guarantee card. On arrival at the clinic, the receptionist will take payment and give you a receipt.
Your baby has undergone a circumcision. This is not a major procedure, but care in the first few days can prevent any problems. Bleeding is the main complication - it is rare but possible following the procedure. Significant bleeding requiring a review maybe needed in less than 10% of babies. The reason why we may ask you to stay for one hour after the procedure is to check at frequent intervals that no bleeding is occurring.
When you go home you will find that the baby's nappy may have a few small spots of blood on it where the penis touches the nappy. If the spots are large, dark in colour or increasing then this may indicate that bleeding is occurring. We advise that you contact the 24 hour number for review.
You will be asked to bring the baby to the clinic.
You must keep the nappy area as clean as possible. Check your baby's nappy area regularly and cleanse the area thoroughly if wet or dirty.
No bathing should take place for 24 hours following the circumcision. After this time you should bathe your baby daily. You do not need to put salt in the bath water and avoid using bubble bath for the first week.
A smearing of petroleum jelly, e.g. Vaseline, on the front of your baby's nappy will prevent his penis sticking to it. Alternatively, you may wish to leave your baby's nappy off or unfastened for the first few days.
You should be able to see the bell at all times. It should drop off after 7 to 10 days. If it remains on this is not a problem, however if it is still attached at 14 days we will ask you back to the clinic.
Observe your baby's penis during every nappy change. It may be a little swollen for a few days, but this is normal. A scab will form where the foreskin was removed. Please let it fall off naturally.
Although all appropriate measures are taken to ensure the sterility of the procedure, a small number of baby's may acquire an infection. (This is signified by the penis becoming tense and swollen and there maybe some discharge).
If you are worried about the wound please contact the telephone number supplied. Your child may need antibiotics.
Your baby received a local anaesthetic before the procedure was performed. It is wrong to think that babies do not feel pain, but they do feel it less directly than adults do.
You may find your baby a little difficult to settle. Do not be afraid of holding your baby. Rocking and cuddling him will help calm and reassure him.
Your baby has not had a general anaesthetic and therefore can feed normally. You should be aware though that he has had a slight shock and this may affect his feeding patterns during the first day or two.
The AMS Clinic is always interested what our clients think of our service and would appreciate if you could take a few minutes of your time to give us feedback. This will only be used by the clinic to look at ways of improving its service and care to our patients. If you would like to contact us with any comments feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the office and asking to speak to one of the Team.
If you are unhappy with the treatment or service you have received from the AMS Clinic you are entitled to make a formal complaint, have it considered, and receive a response from the clinic.
If this does not resolve your complaint, you should contact The AMS Clinic directly.
Your complaint will be acknowledged within 10 working days.
You will receive a full response within 14 working days. Please see the clinic's Complaint Policy for further information (provided on request)
The AMS Clinic is registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission; you can also contact them if you have any concerns:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 03000 616161