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CircumcisionNB began in Saint John, New Brunswick, 2014. CircumcisionNB provides its service for both newborns and adult clients who are looking to be circumcised. Where publicly funded health services will not provide circumcision services, CircumcisionNB does. We are happy to provide all clients with circumcision no matter the cultural, personal, religious, or social reasons.
Our clinic welcomes patients from all Maritime Provinces and visitors from across Canada. The cost of newborn circumcision is not covered by New Brunswick Medicare, Prince Edward Island single-payer system (Health PEI), Medical Services Insurance of Nova Scotia (MSI), or the government health program in Quebec (RAMQ). The cost is the same no matter which Province you are from.
Newborn & Infant Circumcision
Dr Keripe has over 20 years experience of performing circumcisions. He uses clamp devices to complete the procedure. The procedure is painless. It is preferable to do the procedure under the age of 12 weeks.
Dr Keripe can undertake a variety of methods to complete your circumcision. These include using various types of clamps/devices, or freehand methods with stitches.
Young Boy & Teenage Circumcision
Dr Keripe can undertake a variety of methods to complete your son’s circumcision. These include using various types of clamps or freehand methods with stitches.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the fold of skin that covers the head of the penis.
Some of the benefits of male circumcision include:
Reduced risk of urinary tract infections in childhood
Reduced risk of ulcerative sexually transmitted diseases in adulthood.
Reduced risk of becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Protection against penile cancer.
Reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners.
Prevention of balanitis (inflammation of the glans), posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin), phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin) and paraphimosis (inability to return the retracted foreskin to its original location).
Dr Keripe has been carrying out newborn circumcision for over 15 years. Complication rates following male circumcision are very low when it is performed by well-equipped and well-trained clinicians.
Some swelling and discomfort can be expected after the operation, but this normally gets better after the first day or two. No treatment is needed.
Post-op bleeding considered as significant bleeding (1/200)
Phimosis or narrowing of the shaft-skin opening over the head of the penis – Never happened in this practice
Buried penis in the pubic (groin) fat (1/800)
Infection requiring antibiotics (1/5000)
Meatal stenosis or narrowing of the urethra – never happened in this practice
Sub-optimal cosmetic outcome (1/500)
Trauma to the head of the penis, virtually impossible with the method used in this practice.
More serious complications including death (never happened in this practice)
Dr Shola Keripe
Family Physician & Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr Keripe trained in the United Kingdom (UK) in both General Surgery and Family Medicine, he practiced in the UK for 16 years before moving to Canada.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Carrie joined Dr. Keripe's office in September of 2020. She has welcomed the opportunity to learn and expand on her nursing skills.
Rhonalyn Elevado is an amateur photographer and who loves taking portraits and macros, She firmly believes that photography is a medium of expressing her feelings and perspective in reality.
"Dr Keripe is very kind, sensitive and has a big heart. He does not rush you out the door, and listens well. I love his bedside manner. So glad he is my family doctor."
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14 weeks ago
"Great support. Although I have looked for a... physician for a week and all the NB ones get an appointment for two months later, his office arranged everything and gets the appointment for next week. In addition, they faxed the requirements to the hospital, so I arrange [other tests] the same day. I cannot wait to see them and thank their valuable supports."
What Should I expect following my child’s circumcision?Some babies may be irritable for one to two days, you should be able to settle him down in the usual way you do, e.g., cuddling him, feeding, changing diaper etc. You would be given a weight specific dose of Tylenol that you can give your son should he need it.
There is stool covering the head of the penis:During your visit, the nurse would show you how to clean this during the diaper change. Simply wash away with clean warm water, taking care not to disrupt the healing process.
There is swelling of the penis, what do I do?"Penile swelling following circumcision is not uncommon, it will resolve in 48 – 72hrs.
When can my son have a bath?Most babies can start having a bath after 72hrs, please speak with your doctor after the procedure. You can however sponge down your baby everyday till then.
Gauze got stuck to penile head or wound, what do I do?"Please soak the gauze in clean warm water and gently remove after a few minutes.
There is bleeding following the procedure, what do I do?"The process to control bleeding would have been demonstrated to you during your visit. Simply hold the penis as demonstrated for 5 minutes, repeat for a further 5 minutes if bleeding persist. If the bleeding does not stop, proceed to nearest emergency room or call our office.
The foreskin or membrane seems to cover the head of the penis againPlease contact our office for an assessment, the membrane may require some adjustment.
The head of the penis or the base of the penis is blue, purple or pale."This is normal it will improve in 48 – 72 hrs.
Does it hurt to urinate?Urination is not expected to hurt.
Do I need any special precaution with carrying my newborn or infant?No, you may carry your son in the usual manner you have always done. Take care not to bump the groin area for the first 48hrs.