A circumcision is a common surgery in which the foreskin covering the tip of the penis is removed. It is usually done as a personal and hygienic preference as well as for medical reasons. Dr. Noorbhai performs this surgery for children as well as adults.
Circumcisions are done under general anaesthesia. Each doctor has their preference for technique used to do this procedure. Dr. Noorbhai retracts the foreskin and removes it via a dorsal slit incision.. The procedure usually takes about half an hour to complete and is even quicker when done for young children.
A circumcision is done for many personal and religious reasons. It can be done for young children or adults. Circumcision is also done for conditions of the foreskin such as swelling, inflammation or inability to retract the foreskin. Circumcision has the following advantages and disadvantages:
Most patients can go home on the same day as surgery. How soon you will be discharged from hospital depends on how much pain you have and whether you have someone to look after you at home.
Following circumcision you may experience the following:
Re-consult if you have an unusually high temperature, increased pain, difficulty urinating, chills, vomiting, swelling around the incisions or bleeding as emergency care may be needed. Approximately 3 weeks after your operation you will be seen by your surgeon to check your wounds.
You will be able to resume normal activities soon after your surgery; however, it is important to start slowly. If you experience pain during a certain activities, stop that activity. You may not do any heavy lifting or vigorous physical activity for at least 6 weeks after your procedure. You will be advised to avoid sexual activity for the next 6 weeks and physical exercise for at least 4 weeks after surgery.
The risk of complications during surgery include: