Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to share some of their experiences for this website.
Josh came as a recommendation to me through several fellow mums and I was told his aftercare was second to none. They were right – Josh was happy to answer any questions we had and when I sent him a couple of text messages with queries following the circumcision, he responded quickly.
Josh was very thorough with explaining what the procedure entailed and how to care for our son afterwards, which was very reassuring. He has a calming and friendly manner – integral for nervous mums like me! I would recommend Josh to anyone – JS
Dr Plaut was very calm and patient. He explained everything in detail carefully and answered all our questions, making us feel at ease and as calm as possible.
Dr Plaut stayed for a long time afterwards to make sure the baby was ok and continued to explain things/answer any concerns we had. He ensured we knew how to take care of things after and what to look out for, in terms of what it should /shouldn’t look like. He was happy for us to contact him after the procedure with any questions we had that were specifically related.
We would absolutely without doubt highly recommend Dr Plaut – GR/DR
Josh performed a home ceremony on our son and was fantastic. Calm, kind and knowledgeable he instilled trust from the beginning and performed the ceremony with professionalism and empathy. We would highly recommend him – IW
We couldn’t recommend Josh highly enough! From start to finish he expertly guides you through the process, easing the nerves with a full explanation of what to expect, as well as his comprehensive pain management. We chose to do a Brit Milah, Josh was caring enough to offer an alternative to one of the readings which better suited us since my husband is not Jewish. It was a really lovely blessing and ceremony. The aftercare can seem a bit daunting but Josh was very calm, explained everything really thoroughly and was on hand for any questions. Josh made what is a pretty challenging prospect more manageable than we could have hoped for – GH
Josh performed a Brit Milah for both of our sons, now aged 2.5 and 7 weeks (the youngest during the Covid pandemic). He was incredibly reassuring, calm, caring, professional, warm and friendly. Josh called us the evening before to explain everything and answer any questions we may have before the day. He clearly set out each stage of the procedure and gave a detailed explanation of the healing process and required aftercare. In the two weeks following the circumcision, Josh was on hand to answer any questions we had and provide aftercare advice.
Josh really cares for the welfare of each child in his care and his approach causes minimal discomfort to the child. He totally put us at ease and made it a very special occasion, even when no friends or family could join us to celebrate our younger son’s bris. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Josh to anyone wishing to have their son circumcised or looking for a reliable GP – RL
We were really impressed with Josh, both during the bris and afterwards. He was incredibly reassuring and professional and we really appreciated being able to contact him in the weeks after the procedure, when he made himself quickly available to answer questions and put our minds to rest. We’ve used him twice and would definitely recommend him to our friends and family – CY
We were recommended to Josh by a family friend. After reading his website we knew he was the right Dr for us. His main concern was making the experience as pain free and as safe as possible for our baby, which was exactly what we wanted. On the day he helped us create a relaxed environment, and spent a long time going through all the information we needed to know. Furthermore over the next few weeks we were still in contact as Josh wanted to be sure everything had gone well, which it had. I would definitely recommend Josh to other families – OM
Dr Plaut came recommended to us by our Rabbi and we could not have been luckier to have had that recommendation. From the initial conversations he was incredibly responsive, providing clear explanations and answering any questions or worries we had. Circumcision was not an easy conversation in our house so having all this information presented in a calm, respectful and accessible manner was very much appreciated. The day of went down just as smoothly and Dr Plaut was just as responsive and helpful with any queries we had post-bris. I cannot speak highly enough of both Josh and his services – AF
Josh was helpful and reassuring throughout the procedure and in providing aftercare. He also led a meaningful service which welcomed our baby into our wider family and our faith, and made it an occasion to remember fondly – SC
I highly recommend Doctor Plaut for circumcisions. Firstly his website prepared me well and honestly for what to expect. Then our initial phone conversations were reassuring and professional. I was very nervous on the day but it went exactly as described on the website and Doctor Joshua explained each step cleary again. He is competent, patient and caring and knows babies’ behaviours. The doctor is also very much available afterwards for any follow up queries or concerns. My son did not suffer and recovered quickly – CB
We were recommended to Dr Plaut through a friend as we were looking for a procedure that was more surgical than religious. During Covid times, it also suited us to have it done without any guests. Dr Plaut responded to our email straight away, once our son was born, and he was able to commit to our chosen date. The night before the procedure, we had a thorough conversation about the events of the next day and we felt very reassured. On the day of the circumcision, Josh (as he refers to himself), made us feel comfortable and at ease with the situation. He acted with total professionalism and confidence and we were left with no unanswered questions. Our little boy was comfortable throughout the procedure and the aftercare was considered and easy to manage.
Given the circumstances, without any other family present, we felt that the morning was far more personal and meaningful than we could have imagined. Josh stayed for a while after the procedure to check that our son was OK and that we were OK too. We then checked in with him at several points over the following weeks, which was reassuring. We couldn’t have been more assured in the hands of Joshua Plaut and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to other – JM