Highly recommend Gentle Circumcision
My family feels that Dr. Jerome S. Pittman is amazing, my sister in law says that coming into the office is very peaceful. I would recommend this Gentle Circumcision to anyone who comes my way. Thank you the staff for making me and my family feel a comfortable with bring my son in to their business.”
My son healed well and the prices are the best in town
I’d definitely recommend bringing your kids here 10 out of 10 times
I was well informed. The customer service was exceptional.
I would definitely recommend this place to everyone I know
Mi gratitud por su tan excelente atención a mi familia entera
Muchas gracias Gentle Circumsicion.."
They are the best at what they do!
If you want your child to be circumcised, this is the place to go
Bottom line- I would recommend Dr. Pittman to my friends
I brought my 2-week old to Dr. Pittman's office. I was referred to the office by my pediatrician, Dr. Julie Douglass in Torrance. Dr. Pittman and his staff were extraordinarily professional and even more reassuring and helpful.
The office is well maintained with three exam rooms, a restroom, front waiting area and a back waiting room where you will wait to receive your baby when the procedure is done.
Scheduling an appointment was very easy. Have a debit card ready to pay the $20 reservation fee because the appointments fill up quickly. (Read and then re-read again the "Preparing your baby for his circumcision day" online, your son will thank you for it.
The check in process was very straight forward. Save time with forms by printing them out and completing at home before your appointment. We were handed a lovely folder with aftercare instructions and a card with our next appointment in center view!
Cindy exuded very strong confidence in her abilities and showed great care for my baby.
Dr. Pittman will go over the procedure in detail before the surgery. I had a lot of questions and every one of them were answered, I didn't even need to ask.
The procedure only took about 15 minutes. Reed didn't cry whatsoever during the injection of lidocaine (which would be the most painful part) but I did hear him cry a bit during the procedure (due to discomfort of being restrained, or perhaps because he just needed to burp, which he did when Cindy picked him up)
He was brought to me right after the procedure, no crying or signs of discomfort.
We were given aftercare instructions (tip, pick up medication before procedure if you wish, as I anticipated Reed to be fussy after the ordeal, it saved me the time having to wait in line with a crying baby)-- if insurance doesn't cover cost of supplies, it will run $17.50-- you will receive an oral acetaminophen and an ointment to apply topically to the area)
The procedure was very straightforward and we were out the door in an hour from start to finish.
I enjoyed the calm music playing in the office and the friendly office staff. They treated Reed as if he was their own son 🙂
Currently, baby is happily sleeping!
Bottom line- I would recommend Dr. Pittman to my friends (one of which has a baby due in January!) 😀
I would definitely recommend this place. Five stars!
I know now in my heart we made the right decision
Mommy don’t be afraid this is the best place and procedure you can do for your baby
I give this place a two thumbs up!
Continue doing the great job you are doing!!
My choice was the right one. I confirmed that it was because of the way the receptionist handled the phone call. She was very sweet, very informative and not to say very comforting. She built my confidence and allowed the fear in me to disappear .... THANKS
So I made my appointment and went in to the office to actually get the procedure completed. Not knowing what to expect, I was well received by the staff. Everyone was so kind and courteous. I was escorted to the room, all nervous and then ......
I got ready according to the sweet nurses instructions and waited for the doctor to come in. When the doctor came into the room, he was very polite, thorough and was very much sure about all that he was telling me about what he was about to do.
After chatting with him for a few minutes, he injected me and all I felt was a pinch. The rest of the operation I didn't feel no pain. All nervous still, he was explaining most of what he was doing and before I knew it he was bandaging me up and sending me home..... GREAT JOB DOC
So I went home to start the healing process. He gave me some antibiotics and some pain killers to drink for seven days. The healing is a very uncomfortable process, but was expected as the doctor explained. On the third day I removed the bandage and almost fainted at the sight of my penis. Ignoring all the days and nights went by before u knew it I was back to the doctors office for my check up.
I was well received by the receptionist and the other staff members and a I was escorted to the room to where I was going to be examined. The doctor came in asked me a few questions and told me that I was healing good and that I had no infections. He gave me the green light to resume having my cocktails and going to the gym and all that good stuff. Again I was impressed with the doctor's patience and good energy.
I left his office that day and went home to continue heal. A month later and my sutures came out on their own and the healing continues. It will actually take me 8 weeks to heal fully. Patience and perseverance is the name of the game as it is uncomfortable and really requires time to heal.
Overall I must say that I am very pleased with the outcome of my procedure. I must say THANK YOU!! to the staff of Gentle Circumcision. Continue doing the great job you are doing!! For the price I paid I am 100% satisfied. I must also say that I was very happy that they worked around my schedule to make my appointments possible.
I will definitely recommend this place to anyone who wishes to get this procedure done.."
Nicely Done! A+++
Circumcisions can be easily performed under a local anesthetic, and the technique to provide the local anesthetic is relatively safe, easy and effective, and can be done with about the same amount of discomfort as getting a vaccination. The sedative given prior to the procedure, along with the supportiveness of the staff, help make the pain of injection very tolerable. This is why I sought out a place that performed circumcisions under local anesthesia. "Gentle Circumcision" not only fit the profile, but they provide hundreds, if not thousands, of circumcisions a year. I wanted a surgeon and a location that specialized!!!
The biggest challenge is the child/doctor dynamic. Most children do not like doctors, and therefore cry and get upset even at the sight of a physician. This does not mean that they are hurting, it only means they are fearful. The team and Surgeon at Gentle Circumcision know how to handle kids, and these fears. My son was very scared and wouldn't even let the doctor examine him. Cindy, one of the Gentle Circumcision Team, immediately recognized this and was extremely helpful with my son. She treated him like he was a person and not just a number. The special attention was noted, and my son commented later how she allowed him to watch cartoons on Netflix while he was having his circumcision. Cindy continually updated me while I was in the waiting room on his progress. That was also a nice touch, as I can say that I was probably just as nervous as my son!
So there you have it. It can be hard to get a feel of a place from online comments and forums. I can be honest and say that I was skeptical reading some of the comments posted by others. I can only hope that my posting will help clarify uncertainties and calm fears. Gentle circumcision and the staff there get my deepest appreciation. Thank you!!!"
I would gladly refer to friends, family and other
They were awesome!
Kai Santel & son
Kai Santel & son
The doctor has tons of experience and it shows!!
The procedure is 99.95% painless with some minor sensation, but nothing that you can't deal with. We actually talked through the whole thing. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes from start to finish.
For any adults out there on the fence about going through with this, I'd recommend this office. The doctor has tons of experience and it shows!!"
They actually looked out for my baby’s health
The receptionist was very thorough with her information
1. baby's Birth Certificate or Temp. B.C. you get from Hospital ( baby father's name must be on this document )
2. Father's ID, DL or passport
3. Pediatrician Name, address and phone number ( I recommend you take a business card of your pediatrician if you have one to speed up paper work process )
4. Baby's Insurance or Medical card.
5. $8 for parking the first time, around $6 on follow up
Rates vary so you should call to get more details, ours was $150 if we scheduled it before he turned 1 month old which we did and this is very absurd, not sure why but when I was prepared to pay I handed out the receptionist $160 cash and she said it had to be exact payment so I had to go down and get change so be sure to bring in EXACT amount if you don't wanna make unnecessary trips!
So before going in I read some of the reviews here on Yelp and was somewhat worried but I decided to go through with it since we had it schedule and most of the negative reviews were based mainly on the staff etc. not so much on the Doctor himself or the results. We arrived at the location and started out smooth after a long 405 commute! the main entrance to the clinic is actually on DELMAS TERRACE, they right away told us where to park, took our car key and opened the door for us towards a hallway inside where you take the elevator. Got to the 6th floor found the Dr. office and within 15-20 minutes they took us inside where a nurse and Doctor quickly explained what the process consisted of and they don't tell you this until you arrive there but PLEASE be prepared and take the following with you:
1. Baby Bottle ( if your baby likes his milk lukewarm make sure its ready and inside a thermo or bottle already, you wont have much time to prepare it there on the sport )
3. baby towel ( it gets very cold in there )
4. Extra diapers and wipes just in case!
Now it is true what many of the reviews stated here, the place is very small and you can hear baby's crying in the next room which is very nerve wrecking, there is no possible way to avoid that so if you cant take that or hear your baby cry from far away and feel hopeless maybe this is not the place for you or I seriously recommend you take headphones with you and listen to music while you're in there, it does not take long at all, our baby was back within about 10 mins. He was in some discomfort as it is expected but the bottle helped a bit. After that they send you on your way really quick, tell you to go to down stairs to the pharmacy to get his medication BUT in all honesty PLEASE do this before you walk into the consultation surgery, Trust me your baby will thank you for that! we didn't know we could and there is nothing worst and more uncomfortable than going down and waiting 10 minutes for the prescription maybe longer while you have a very uncomfortable baby! so give yourself plenty of time when you arrive so you can do this BEFORE and NOT after surgery, the last thing you wanna do is stand around or in line with a crying hurting baby while you wait for his medication.
As soon as you get to the pharmacy they already know what your baby will need, all you say is you need stuff for baby circumcision, its basically ( infant Tylenol and the Ointment. ) Insurance card is accepted or Medical card but if you dont have one its not too much but have $ ready.
Doctor said to give first Tylenol dose an hr after surgery but we decided to do it Immediately after surgery, it was still a 30 minute drive home and it normally takes about that for the medication to kick in. I was told the ring would fall off by itself but when we went in for follow up it was still on and they broke it off, I could tell he was in pain & not very happy about that but overall he healed very well & within that 2 week time frame, only had maybe 2 nights where he had a hard time sleeping, 1 night he woke up very swollen! we took him to pediatrician & he gave us stronger ointment, when I brought this up to Dr. he said it was normal & I just panicked but he didn't see what it looked like! it was almost mini balloon size, very scary so clean his area thoroughly so this does not happen to you! I would have given this place a 4 star rating if it wasn't for those small details they left out, they also don't tell you if local anesthetic is administered via a shot or cream so ASK questions if you're not sure! hope this helps in your final decision and most important ur baby get through this as smooth as possible!"
The staff were so helpful & kind
The doctor has the absolute greatest bedside manner
Live up to their name of delivering gentle care
Very pleased with the customer service!
Dr. Pittman and his staff are marvelous
The ladies (staff) and Dr. Pittman were wonderful
Now, as far as the aftercare it was great. It work so well that my son was putting his ointment on himself.
And my last visit, which was today, was great, the ladies (staff) and Dr. Pittman were wonderful. I thank them for making my son experience a good one and not a traumatizing one. Thanks Gentle Circumcision."
He was kind and knowledgeable
The best circumcision and the most affordable price
Our experience here was wonderful
Everything went great and exceeded our expectations!
Thank you Gentle Circumcision!!!"
Everything was great!
Everyone was very nice and helpful
The highest form of professionalism
With the receptionist:
The first of all the receptionist cute little Miss Cindy, is such a sweetheart and she also make sure that you understand exactly how the process works. She didn't seem very nasty nor rude. As a matter of fact I called 2 weeks in advance to schedule my appointment in between then and now (I got the procedure done earlier today 12/19/2014). I had called about twice for information and to my surprise my call was always connected each and every time. She answered every questions with the highest form of professionalism.
With the surgeon and the nurse:
Oh hell this is where things get really intense, so you can just imagine I'm a 22 year old man about to get my penis cut on, so you can only imagine how nervous I am. So I met the nurse first, I forgot her name but she was really sweet and inviting. Now I typically I don't do well with women solely because I'm gay, however she made me very very comfortable. She went step by step while she prep me. And told me exactly how the procedure worked. And she shortly left the room and brought back in surgeon.
Meeting the surgeon:
So he comes in with the friendliest smiles, greeted me by my last name, and shock my hand. He started off by asking me what bought me to get the procedure done. I gave my answer and and again with a very warm smile he laughed and said alright man cool. He breaks off and explaining what we're going to do piece by piece he told me exactly how he was going to take off and what look we're going for. So I begin to become frantic because now it's time for me to lay back and take the injections. Now ladies and gentlemen I kid you not this is the only part of the procedure that hurts, if I had to measure the pain level on a scale of 1 to 10 it's about a 6. Lord have mercy to the lidocaine that they use,because I couldn't feel s***. It was so painless he started cutting on me before I realized what he was doing. As he chopped and hacked at my manhood, we had a long conversation about a lot of s*** & shared quite a few good laughs. I didn't really pay attention to the time, but I have to be laying on that table no more than 45 minutes... So after he revoked my turtleneck sweater badge, he begin to explain to me the aftercare and the meds that he was going to prescribe me. Again delivered the information with the highest form of professionalism....
I guess I can say my overall experience is this place is great. Only thing in bad is when that good ole lidocaine wear off you can feel it...after Ive completely heal I'll write another review again and tell you guys about the results and what it looks like."