Circumcision

Circumcision - Dr Lionel Steinberg

What is circumcision?

All baby boys have a piece of skin, known as the foreskin, that covers the tip of the penis. Circumcision is a straightforward procedure to remove the foreskin, and although controversial is ultimately the choice of the parents.

The benefits of circumcision include a reduction in the risk of:

  • infection
  • penile cancer
  • phimosis (tightening of the foreskin)
  • the transfer of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – which is one of the causes of cervical cancer in women

What does the procedure involve?

The procedure can be performed in Lionel’s consulting suites on babies up to 4 weeks of age. A Gomco Clamp is used to protect the glans of the penis from injury and in total the procedure should take five minutes. A small amount of local anaesthetic will help to settle the baby.

After-care information will be given to you on the day of the circumcision. You will need kitchen salt and Vaseline for your son, along with a few extra cuddles.

To discuss circumcision or book an appointment please contact us