Circumcision is a medical procedure that removes a boy’s foreskin from his penis. The foreskin is a sleeve of skin that covers the lower shaft of the penis, working to protect the head, or glans of the penis. Circumcision is typically performed one or two days after labor and birth.
The male circumcision procedure is fairly straightforward and only lasts about ten to fifteen minutes. Your baby is placed on a sterile tray or bed with his arms and legs restrained.
The penis and surrounding area are washed with antiseptic and a local anesthetic is injected into the base of the penis. We will then clamp the penis and cut your baby’s foreskin.
Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze are then applied to the wound to help prevent infection. It typically takes between seven and ten days for the circumcision wound to heal.