Circumcision may be performed for religious, cultural, family or medical reasons and is typically performed on newborns. However, many adolescents and adults decide to have this procedure as well because of persistent infections of the foreskin, urinary tract infections, or pain and bleeding during erections. Circumcised males have fewer urinary infections and are better protected against sexually transmitted diseases later in life. According to the National Institutes of Health, adult circumcision can reduce the risk of HIV transmission by 50 percent.
There are a number of benefits to consider when thinking about circumcision, including:
For these reasons, more and more men are opting for this procedure
Anesthesia is applied to numb the penis, the procedure only lasts for about 30-45 minutes. After the anesthesia is applied a probe is used to remove the foreskin from the shaft of the penis, the procedure is done with extreme care as to not injure the penis head.
Several techniques may be used:
Regardless of what technique is used to circumcise the penis, the patient should the patient should refrain from all masturbation or sexual activity for four to six weeks. Most normal activities can be resumed in a few days.
We work with our patients to obtain the most affordable insurance coverage possible. We also provide financial assistance for the uninsured and under-insured.
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