Circumcision is surgical removal of the foreskin. Some of the reasons for needing a circumcision are:
- recurrent infection of the foreskin
- recurrent tears of the foreskin
- narrowing of the foreskin (phimosis)
- hygiene reasons
- religious purposes
In most cases, circumcision can be done as a day surgery procedure. To ensure that the surgery is carried out safely, we perform circumcision in an accredited day surgery facility. The patient is usually given general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure that there is no discomfort during the procedure.
Where it is indicated, we use a laser to remove the foreskin. The advantage of the laser is that it cuts the skin and at the same time, seals the blood vessels so there is less bleeding.
At CK Ng Urology, circumcision is performed by a specialist with many years of experience. In our experience, circumcision is a safe procedure with low overall complication rate.
AGE RANGE FOR CIRCUMCISION
We perform circumcision for:
• children of primary school age and older (if the foreskin problem is not likely to improve)