Dr. Joana Dos Santos of Toronto, Ontario, “Known Genital Mutilator”

Dr. Joana Dos Santos has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at neonatalcutting.org.

She ‘works’ at the Newborn Circumcision Clinic at SickKids of Toronto, Ontario. She either performs or supervises infant genital mutilations, also known as circumcisions, on healthy (not SickKids) newborn baby boys, and alas, for no medical reason.

She knows this amputation of healthy tissue is unnecessary, unethical, and risky, yet she continues to perform it and/or force others to perform it, under threat of termination.

Here’s her bio from the website:

“Dr. Joana Dos Santos, MD
Medical Urology Staff, The Hospital for Sick Children
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Joana Dos Santos joined the Division of Urology at SickKids in July 2015 as the first Medical Urologist in Canada, and subsequently to the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics. After completing medical school at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, she underwent paediatrics and paediatric nephrology residency training at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dos Santos started at SickKids in 2011 as research fellow in Paediatric Nephrology, later to become a true pioneer as the first Medical Urology Fellow with training focused on clinical management of urological conditions.

Dos Santos developed a new grading system for the management of Antenatal Hydronephrosis, which has been recently published. She is an active researcher interested in congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT), renal stones, and bladder and bowel dysfunction in children. Dos Santos is responsible for the Medical Urology Clinic, as well as the Newborn Circumcision clinic, which has recently expanded to 1-2 times per week, and is closely involved with the Combined Urology Nephrology Stone Clinic. Dos Santos is passionate about the medical management of urological conditions and continuous improvement of the care of children.”

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.

Since the doctor has incomplete information about the controversy and risks of circumcision, you can read that here and watch videos here.

Dr. Dos Santos’ practice information follows:

555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8

General inquiries: 416-813-1500
Patient information/locating: 416-813-6621


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