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Circumcision in Switzerland [info ONLY please]

My wife and I are expecting a son in a few months and, after having considered the options, we would like to have him circumcised. I know it is quite common to do in the US soon after birth, but not very common here. Obviously, we will talk with the pediatrician about it, but I was wondering if anyone who has gone through this experience in Switzerland has some good advice. Also, specific recommendations for the Lausanne area (such as doctors) would be appreciated. I should note that neither of us is Jewish, so having it performed by a rabbi is not a possibility.
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My wife and I are expecting a son in a few months and, after having considered the options, we would like to have him circumcised. I know it is quite common to do in the US soon after birth, but not very common here. Obviously, we will talk with the pediatrician about it, but I was wondering if anyone who has gone through this experience in Switzerland has some good advice. Also, specific recommendations for the Lausanne area (such as doctors) would be appreciated. I should note that neither of us is Jewish, so having it performed by a rabbi is not a possibility.
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There are two times where circumcision is advisable. Soon after birth and aged about 2 years. Here they prefer the after 2 years. Soon after birth is not such a good idea unless for religious reasons. Note also that generally this is not covered by your medical expenses so you need to pay yourself and it will cost circa CHF 1800-2000. If you wait until the boy is 2 years old then there can be medical reasons for a circumcision. Note also recovery time is circa 3 weeks.
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Re: Circumcision in Switzerland

For those of you who want to debte the rights & wrongs of male circumcision then please go to this thread where you can debate away to your hearts content. Replies to this thread should only contain advice for the original poster any other posts will be deleted.
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Re: Circumcision in Switzerland

just wanted to confirm you would have to pay for this yourself. My 3 sons have all been circumsised here in Ch (1 in BL & 2 in ZH) all for medical reasons. We had to be referred by Kinderarzt and needed letter for the insurance company from hospital confirming it was for medical reaons otherwse would've hd to pay. Mine were all aged between 4 & 5 at the time.

Best place to be honest is to ask your Kinderarzt for advice.
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Re: Circumcision in Switzerland: advice and info please

The OP mentioned about a Rabbi making the snip. Actually it is a Mohel who does the job.

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Re: Circumcision in Switzerland [info ONLY please]

Hello - my wife and I are expecting a boy in a few weeks and are expecting a boy. We would like to have him circumcised in a hospital settings (not a mohel per se) by an experienced doctor. Any recommendation for a Doctor or a hospital that you recommend near Zurich area?
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Hello - my wife and I are expecting a boy in a few weeks and are expecting a boy. We would like to have him circumcised in a hospital settings (not a mohel per se) by an experienced doctor. Any recommendation for a Doctor or a hospital that you recommend near Zurich area?
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Hello Wheels-

Call +44 825 4141 and set up an appointment. They only perform this during the first 4 months or so after birth so you will have a small window of opportunity. The cost is 350 CHF. You will need cash.

The facility is the Tokterhuus
Dubendorfstr. 20
8117 Fallanden
praxis@ambikid.ch

This is likely the only place in Switzerland. They use the "bell" system and can give you more information.

Reception speaks enough English to give you an appointment. The doctor speaks great English. We used Frau Dr.med.N.Moser, however, PD Dr. med. JP. Pochon is also highly recommended.

Hope that helps.
A doctor that takes cash-only is highly suspect. Are you sure this is legal?
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A doctor that takes cash-only is highly suspect. Are you sure this is legal?
The member in question hasn't been on EF for more than seven years now. I wouldn't hold your breath for an answer if I were you.
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A doctor that takes cash-only is highly suspect. Are you sure this is legal?
Of course it's legal.

Cash only is typical for procedures not covered by insurance (such as vasectomies).

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Of course it's legal.

Cash only is typical for procedures not covered by insurance (such as vasectomies).

Tom

How about boob jobs? Or is it only male genitalia surgeries that are cash only?

I don't see what the difference is between cash or card for this, why is cash bad?
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I don't see what the difference is between cash or card for this, why is cash bad?
I don't see Tom saying that cash is bad, another user is suspicious about it is all.
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I don't see Tom saying that cash is bad, another user is suspicious about it is all.


No he didn't, was referring to the other comment

and the other for grins and giggles, if that isn't clear either
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Re: Circumcision in Switzerland [info ONLY please]

Off topic, (yet topical) When I got my shots and whatever special meds needed to travel to Tanzania--the University Clinic was also CASH ONLY.

I think in some countries that have gone further to cashless systems, this sounds shady because cash transactions can potentially leave no paper trail.

However Switzerland is still very much a cash society, so many clinics and companies do not have card systems. (be it for cost saving or whatever).
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Hello - my wife and I are expecting a boy in a few weeks and are expecting a boy. We would like to have him circumcised in a hospital settings (not a mohel per se) by an experienced doctor. Any recommendation for a Doctor or a hospital that you recommend near Zurich area?

Fundamental life decision and you're seeking the answer on a Forum ?
So sad ....
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Fundamental life decision and you're seeking the answer on a Forum ?
So sad ....
You missed the point, they asked for a recommendation for a doctor, they already made their choice. You may not agree with that choice but to ask for recs for someone decent is totally normal
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Quite. There's some history with this thread though, and it's always been kept 'clean' of argument, going back to when certain personae non any more grata used to be mods. Seems that this is being maintained, and although I personally wouldn't endorse such an approach now, I'm not sure it's worth fighting over.
We talking about Lou here (post #3)? or Uncle Max (#17)? The mind boggles.

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Background: when I was a mod, several long-running topics were paired this way, with an info thread and a separate debate thread, posts in the wrong thread routinely either moved or deleted at mods' discretion.

It was a treatment we reserved for controversial topics where requests for straight-up info ("where can I find a provider of ___?") were habitually getting drowned by a more vocal debate over the rights and wrongs of the whole thing. Circumcision, vegan childrearing, homeopathy - think there were a couple more but can't remember offhand what they were.

It's a compromise that (as you can see from this thread, started in 2007) dates back to the early days of EF and seems to have served pretty well. If you guys think it's run its course then sure, whatever - I'm not trying to mod from the sidelines - but it's nothing to do with any disgraced ex-mods that I know of.
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Of course it's legal.

Cash only is typical for procedures not covered by insurance (such as vasectomies).

Tom
Then why does the dentist send me a bill? The massage therapist does the same. And last I checked, even the non-covered osteopaths and psychologists do this.
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Then why does the dentist send me a bill? The massage therapist does the same. And last I checked, even the non-covered osteopaths and psychologists do this.
Why does it matter?
You incur costs, you pay.
If you want money for a service you offer, you can, but don't have to, choose the method of payment for the payer. Simples.
It's not written in stone that medical professionals have to send bills.
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It's not written in stone that medical professionals have to send bills.
I was actually wondering if it was written in tax law stone that writing a bill is not optional.
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