What Is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, whose functions include protecting the head of the penis and contributing to sexual pleasure. Medical Circumcision is circumcision to treat a disease, such as pathological phimosis (lichen sclerosus), recurrent balanitis or recurrent urinary tract infections.

Self Pay Surgery Costs for Circumcision Surgery in Australia

Circumcision Self Pay Surgery Package Includes:
  • Hospital charges from admission to discharge​
  • Surgeon fee
  • Assistant Surgeon fee
  • Anaesthetic fee
  • Prosthesis
  • Post-op consultation
  • Take home medication​
  • Post-op care management

Circumcision at Mulgrave Private Hospital



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Circumcision wait time in public hospitals in Australia

Public Wait time can be up to

0 days

The Public Health System In Australia Has A Waiting Period For Urological Surgeries - 90% Of Patients Waited This Length Of Time For This Procedure In The 2019/2020 Calendar Year.

Circumcision - diagram of the surgical removal of the foreskin.
Circumcision SURGERY - who is it for?

Who is Circumcision surgery for?

Circumcision is usually performed on young boys, as a preventative measure, but it can also be belatedly performed on older boys. Medical Circumcision is usually for men who have foreskin-related complications.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits for circumcision which included:

Young boys:

  • 10x lower risk of a getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) in his first year of life 
  • zero risk of getting infections under the foreskin
  • easier genital hygiene


Older boys & men:

  • much lower risk of cancer of the penis — although this is a very rare condition and good genital hygiene also appears to reduce the risk
  • a possibly lower risk of getting sexually transmissible infections (STIs) — although this has not been scientifically confirmed, and safe sex practices are proven to be effective

What happens During Surgery?

Circumcision for young boys is just a few minutes.
For older boys & men, Medical Circumcision can take 30 – 60 minutes.

How long is my hospital stay?

You should be able to go home the same day.

What is my recovery time?

For young boys, recovery can take up to 2 weeks.
For older boys & men, it’s usually 4 weeks.

Meet the Surgeons

Mr James Sewell, Urological Surgeon for Self Pay Surgery at Mulgrave Private Hospital
Mr James Sewell

Mr James Sewell is a specialist Urological Surgeon. He is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients through an empathetic approach, using the latest scientific research and surgical techniques at Mulgrave Private Hospital.


SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

Mulgrave Private Hospital

Mulgrave Private Hospital is an acute medical and surgical hospital conveniently located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

With 226 registered beds, a 24 hour Emergency Department, state of the art cardiac services and a wide range of on-site medical, surgical and allied health services, Mulgrave Private Hospital has more than 35 years’ experience
providing healthcare to our community.

Mulgrave Private Hospital is now offering Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orthopaedic, Urology and Gastric Surgery Self Pay Surgery Packages.

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