If you plan to circumcise your newborn son or are interested in circumcision as an adult, the team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates can help. The urology specialists offer comprehensive circumcision services for newborns, adolescents, and adult men at the offices in Tarzana and West Hills, California. Find out if circumcision is right for you or your child by calling the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates office nearest you today or booking a consultation online.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the head of the penis.
Newborns usually undergo a circumcision right after they’re born. But the team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates can also do pediatric circumcisions on older kids and adult circumcisions on men of any age.
Common reasons to consider circumcision include religion and culture. You might also schedule a circumcision for medical purposes, like lowering your risk of urinary tract infections and similar conditions.
The San Fernando Urological Associates team can determine if you or your child is a candidate for circumcision during a physical exam.
Circumcision might not be an option if you have certain underlying medical conditions or if your baby was born prematurely.
A circumcision procedure is basically the same for newborns, adolescents, and men.
The San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team will clean the area around the foreskin before using a scalpel to remove the skin. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes. You can receive a topical or general anesthetic to keep you comfortable.
After removing the foreskin in a newborn, the physician will wrap the penis in a clean dressing to prevent infection. Older children and men may need stitches to close the wound after the removal of the foreskin.
The urology team will provide guidance to help you heal fully from the procedure. They will also let you know when it’s safe to resume sex and other physical activities by keeping an eye on your healing.
Circumcision offers several benefits. These include:
A circumcised penis lowers the risk of developing some kinds of cancer, including penile cancer in men and cervical cancer in women.
A circumcised penis might decrease your risk of getting and spreading STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Research on this continues.
Men who undergo circumcision are at reduced risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs) because a circumcised penis is easier to keep clean.
To find out if you’re a candidate for circumcision, call the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates office nearest you today or book a consultation online.