Dr Luke Bookallil


Dr Bookallil performs circumcision in boys up to 4 months of age although the younger the better. He has been performing circumcisions with the Plastibell and analgesia since 2004.

How many has Dr Luke performed?

Over 2,000

What is it?

Circumcision is the removal of a simple fold of skin (foreskin) that covers the head (glans) of the un-erect penis.

Why do it?

Circumcision has a number or proven medical benefits with many related to the ease of maintaining adequate penile hygiene. It is much easier to keep clean after the circumcision and throughout life. The benefits include a reduction in urinary tract infection by 10 fold throughout life, a decrease in penile and foreskin (removed) infections, avoidance of potential requirement for an older boy to undergo circumcision due to recurrent infections or phimosis, decrease in HIV (60%), herpes, syphilis and chlamydia (commonest STD in Australia), prevention of cancer of the penis and a significant decrease in cervical cancer secondary to less Human Papilloma Virus transmission. There may also be religious, cultural and social reasons to circumcise your baby boy.

Method and Analgesia

Dr Luke uses the Plastibell which was developed by Hollister Inc from the USA in 1950. The Plastibell, having been placed correctly over the head of the penis, determines the amount of skin removed. Thus, it should produce a good result, taking enough and leaving enough skin. The procedure takes about 15 minutes.

Dr Luke uses paracetamol, EMLA cream, sucrose 24% and injected local anaesthetic to minimise pain during and after the procedure.

Please refer to following information sheets.

Dr Luke consults at the following locations –

            Armidale – Phone (02) 6772 2291

            211 Rusden St, Armidale NSW 2350