Circumcision

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Circumcision Services in Metro Atlanta

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves removing the foreskin, the loose skin covering the head of the penis. It’s typically done for cultural, religious, or medical reasons.

Candidates

  • Cultural/Religious: In some cultures and religions, circumcision is a tradition for male infants.
  • Medical: Circumcision may be recommended for some boys or men with certain medical conditions like phimosis (tight foreskin), recurrent infections, or urinary problems.

Symptoms

The symptoms that might lead to circumcision include:

  • Phimosis: Difficulty retracting the foreskin.
  • Recurrent Infections: Frequent infections under the foreskin.
  • Urinary Issues: Problems with urination caused by foreskin issues.

Treatment Options

Circumcision: This is the surgical removal of the foreskin.

Non-Surgical Treatments: In some cases, alternatives like topical steroid creams or gentle stretching exercises may be tried to alleviate the issue before considering circumcision.

Circumcision should always be discussed with a healthcare provider, especially for medical reasons, to determine the most appropriate course of action.  Dr. Bhalani has performed countless circumcisions and would be happy to consult with you about your questions and concerns. Call our office to schedule an appointment at (678) 321-7227.

FAQs

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the loose skin covering the head of the penis.

People may choose circumcision for religious, cultural, personal, or medical reasons.

It can be both. Some people have circumcisions for religious reasons, while others opt for it as a medical procedure.

Circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin, typically under local anesthesia.

Circumcision is often performed shortly after birth, but it can also be done at any age, including adulthood.

Some studies suggest that circumcision may reduce the risk of certain infections and conditions, such as urinary tract infections and penile cancer.

Risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and in rare cases, complications with the surgical procedure.

Local anesthesia is used to minimize pain during the procedure. Discomfort during the recovery period is common but manageable with pain relief measures.

Recovery involves keeping the area clean, avoiding friction, and refraining from sexual activity until healing is complete, which typically takes a few weeks.

Complete healing usually takes a few weeks, but discomfort and swelling may persist for a shorter time.

Yes, circumcision can be performed on adults and older children.

Coverage varies by location and insurance provider, so it’s essential to check with your insurer.

Studies have shown that circumcision generally doesn’t have a significant negative impact on sexual function or sensitivity.

Many cultures and religions have practices or traditions related to circumcision.

Yes, people can choose to have a circumcision for personal or cultural reasons.

Not being circumcised may carry a slightly increased risk of certain infections but does not have major health implications.

Myths may include claims of dramatic health benefits or severe negative consequences, but the reality is generally more nuanced.

Your healthcare provider will provide specific preoperative instructions, which may include fasting before the procedure.

Certain medical conditions or anatomical variations may make circumcision inadvisable; discuss these with a healthcare provider.

Expect to be numbed with local anesthesia, and the foreskin will be surgically removed. The procedure typically lasts around 20-30 minutes.

These answers provide a general overview, but it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to address specific concerns and questions related to circumcision.

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