He ‘works’ at the Newborn Circumcision Clinic at SickKids of Toronto, Ontario. He either performs or supervises infant genital mutilations, also known as circumcisions, on healthy (not SickKids) newborn baby boys, and alas, for no medical reason.
He knows this amputation of healthy tissue is unnecessary, unethical, and risky, yet he continues to perform it and/or force others to perform it, under threat of termination.
Here’s his bio from the website:
“Martin Koyle, FAAP, FACS, FRCS (Eng.), FRCSC
Head of the Division of Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Women’s Auxiliary Chair in Urology & Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Dr. Martin Koyle joined SickKids as the Head of the Division of Urology and the University of Toronto as a Professor in July of 2011. He was previously Division Chief at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he held the Michael Mitchell Endowed Chair in Paediatric Urology.
After completing his medical school education in Winnipeg, Canada, at the University of Manitoba, he undertook residency and fellowship training at Los Angeles – USC Medical Center, Harvard University and in San Francisco.
Koyle recently completed an M.Sc. in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIP) at IHPME at the University of Toronto.
During his more than a quarter century in academic urology, Koyle has been known for his innovations and contributions, specifically to the fields of paediatric urology and transplantation.”
Under “What to expect during your visit,” we read:
You and your baby will meet a urology fellow and a registered nurse. Before circumcision, the doctor who will perform the procedure will speak with you. This is a discussion of the reasons for circumcision, the benefits, risks and alternatives, and ensures that you understand what will happen during the procedure. You will have lots of time to ask questions.
You should discuss what pain control measures will be used during and after the procedure. Your doctor may use a local anesthetic. Swaddling, oral sugar solutions or acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be given as well, but should not be used as the primary method of pain relief.
To perform the procedure, the doctor places the baby on a special table and cleans the baby’s penis and foreskin. First, the baby gets medicine so he won’t feel pain. This might be a cream on the skin or a needle into the base of the penis. Then they use special tools to cut off the foreskin. The doctor completes the procedure by wrapping a bandage (called gauze) around the baby’s penis to protect it from rubbing against the diaper.
The baby may cry during the procedure and for a short while afterward. Local anesthesia can greatly reduce your baby’s discomfort.
The baby will feel pain, despite the above lie, and the alternative to this is no circumcision , with no risks, unlike this procedure that results in scarring, loss of sensitivity, loss of foreskin function, sometimes lifetime complications needing further surgery, and death.
Dr. Martin Koyle’s practice information follows:
555 University Avenue
General inquiries: 416-813-1500
Patient information/locating: 416-813-6621