CIRCUMCISION MOHEL AND FACTOR XI DEFICIENCY HAEMOPHILIA C. Factor XI (eleven) deficiency is a bleeding disorder which is common in Jewish people. The genetic Inheritance is autosomal dominant or recessive. It affects males and females equally. Bleeding can occur after surgical operations including circumcision Bris Milah but there are a number of treatments which can be given to prevent bleeding
Dr Harris worked as Circumcision Surgeon and Mohel with Dr. Niamh O’Connell when she investigated aspects of factor XI deficiency and developed a protocol for the management of circumcision on the male infants of factor XI deficient patients. She was then working as a research fellow at the Haemophilia Centre and Haemostasis Unit Royal Free Hospital in London with Professor Christine Lee and Dr Ri Liesner, Consultant Haematologist & Director of the Haemophilia Centre Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London.
Baby A was born with a family history of Factor XI deficiency haemophilia C. Dr Harris arranged the blood testing for Factor XI level. After consultation with colleagues to discuss the blood level, Dr Harris performed the Bris Milah according to the protocol.
For any medical problems related to Factor XI deficiency Haemophilia C and performing a Bris Milah (Brit Mila), contact Dr Harris.
Dr Martin Harris,
Doctor and Mohel for Jewish Circumcision Bris Mila Brit Milah.