Parents have different opinions about newborn circumcision based on medical, religious, cultural, ethnic, and personal reasons. Some parents choose circumcision while others do not. Parents who are undecided should talk with one of our providers before their child is born. We want to be a partner in your child’s health and share any medical information you would like to know. We will always support whatever decision YOU feel is best for your son. Below is a list of our in-office services and additional information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about circumcision. Schedule an appointment to discuss circumcision at 866-595-5113.
What is circumcision?
- At birth, boys have skin that covers the end of the penis, called the foreskin. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, exposing the tip of the penis. Circumcision is usually performed by a doctor in the first few days of life. The surgery should be done under sterile conditions with adequate pain management. An infant must be stable and healthy to safely be circumcised.
What should I expect for my son after circumcision?
- After the circumcision, the tip of the penis may seem raw or yellowish. If there is a bandage, it should be changed with each diapering to reduce the risk of infection. Use petroleum jelly to keep the bandage from sticking. Sometimes a plastic ring is used instead of a bandage. This should drop off within 5 to 8 days. The penis should be fully healed in about 1 week to 10 days after circumcision.
- Pre-op counseling
- In-Office circumcision
- Pre and Post-operative instructions, care, and support
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