Ottawa Vasectomy & Infant Circumcision

DR. MARC BRULOTTE, B.Sc.Bch, MD, CCFP, Medical Director OVIC

Dr. Marc Brulotte is a family physician since 2012. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science with specialization in biochemistry in 2006, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2010, both from the University of Ottawa. He pursued a residency in family medicine with training in obstetrics at the Montfort Hospital, also through the University of Ottawa.

Certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada since 2012, his main practice is located at the South Ottawa Medical Centre (SOMC), where he is part of a group of 10 family physicians. He has a very diversified practice, with special interests in obstetrics, paediatric care and family planning. He is also an active member of the medical staff at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, where he participates in obstetrical and paediatric care, as well as OR-assistance.

Being affiliated with the University of Ottawa’s department of Family Medicine preceptorship program, Dr. Brulotte is active in medical education and welcomes medical students to his family practice clinic. He also has privileges at the Montfort Hospital where he is a preceptor to Family Medicine residents.

Dr. Brulotte has been performing infant circumcisions at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, and in-clinic since 2012.

As part of his special interest in family planning, Dr. Brulotte received formal training in No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NNNSV) from Dr. Douglas Stein, a world leader in No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI), and urological surgeon in Tampa, Florida.

WHAT IS A VASECTOMY ?

A vasectomy is a simple, safe and effective form of permanent contraception. It is a quick and popular procedure (20,000 per year in Ontario) that is performed in a doctor’s clinic with local anaesthesia in less than 15 minutes. A vasectomy prevents the sperm from entering the semen by blocking the tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from the testicles.

WHAT IS A CIRCUMCISION?

A circumcision is a simple elective surgical procedure that involves the removal of the prepuce (foreskin) of the penis. The procedure is centuries old and continues to be performed for a variety of religious, cultural, and medical reasons. It is best performed in the first few weeks after birth, and is regarded as one of the safest routine procedures today, with over one million performed in North American each year.