The procedure of Circumcision is done to remove the foreskin of the tip of penis surgically. It is a very common procedure which is done for various religious, medical and cosmetic reasons. Most of the time in new-born circumcision is done for religious reasons, in adults and older children it can be done for various medical reasons like:
- Balanoposthitis: inflammation of foreskin
- Phimosis: Faliure of foreskin retraction
- Paraphimosis: retracted foreskin cannot be returned to its original position.
BENEFITS OF CIRCUMCISION
Although in an infant there is no immediate benefit of circumcision which is why it is done because of religious requirement. Medically in long term circumcision has known to have following benefits:
- Lower risk of urinary tract infections in childhood and infancy
- Lower risk of penile cancer
- Lower risk of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)
- Decrease risk of cervical cancer and some infections in female partner.
- Prevents balanoposthitis, phimosis, paraphimosis
- Better personal hygiene
WHO PERFORMS CIRCUMCISION?
It is usually done either by General Surgeon or Urologist. For new born circumcision the baby will lay on his back and his arms and legs will be secured. If not done previously, blood test is done to see if the blood clots on time and to know the blood group and hemoglobin levels. Local anesthesia is given in the form of an injection or foam to numb the penis. There are many techniques to perform circumcision. The preferred method is decided by the doctor depending on age of the baby and experience of the doctor. All of the methods work by cutting of blood circulation of the foreskin to prevent bleeding when the doctor cuts the foreskin. Circumcision procedure usually takes 30 minutes and the baby is discharged.
RECOVERY & FOLLOW-UP
Healing usually takes place within 7-10 days. After the procedure baby can be little fussy and irritable. Medicine is given to decrease the pain and prevent infection. Circumcision charges varies quite a bit depending upon hospital and clinic and which doctor is performing the procedure. It can range anywhere from 1000 AED to 3000 AED.
At Bristol Medical Centre, circumcision is performed by highly experienced General Surgeon, Dr. Bharti Chavda, who has more than 15 years of experience in Gen. Surgery. Call 065266615 for details, pricing and appointment.