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Circumcision Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

When it comes to circumcision for your baby, you’ll need to make sure you’ve found the right qualified and compassionate expert with ample medical experience. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc. in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the gifted team offer in-office circumcisions as effectively, affordably, and safely as possible. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., you can rest assured that you and your loved ones are in good hands and that your health and wellbeing are a top priority. Call your nearest office, or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.

Circumcision Q & A

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure involving the removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis. Circumcision is quite a common procedure for newborn boys in many areas of the globe, including the US. Circumcision is possible after the newborn period, but the procedure becomes more complex.

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. provides affordable in-office circumcisions for newborns.

Why is circumcision performed?

Circumcision is a family tradition or religious ritual for some families. It can also be part of preventive health care or a personal hygiene choice.

Sometimes there's a medical need for circumcision, for example, if the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the glans. Circumcision might be recommended in some cases to decrease the risk of certain sexually transmitted infections in adolescent boys and men.

What are the possible health benefits of circumcision?

Circumcision might have some health benefits, such as:

  • Preventing certain penile problems, such as inflammation of the foreskin
  • Reduced risk of penile cancer
  • Reduced risk of sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections
  • Easier hygiene (making it simpler to wash the penis)

Circumcision doesn’t enhance or detract from sexual pleasure, and it doesn’t affect fertility.

Just like any surgical procedure, circumcision presents risks that should be carefully considered.

Circumcision might not be an option for premature babies still requiring hospital care, babies with certain blood-clotting disorders, or babies with penile abnormalities.

What is involved with circumcision?

The circumcision procedure usually takes around 10 minutes. Aspen Medical Group, Inc. typically performs newborn circumcision within 10 days after birth.

With newborn circumcision, your son lies on his back with his arms and legs restrained, and your Aspen provider cleans the penis and surrounding area. Your provider carefully applies an anesthetic cream or injects an anesthetic into the base of the penis.

Your provider carefully attaches a special clamp or plastic ring to the penis and removes the foreskin.

Your provider covers the penis with an ointment, such as a topical antibiotic or petroleum jelly, before loosely wrapping the penis with a gauze.

For older boys and adults, the process is similar. However, a hospital visit and general anesthesia might be required, and the recovery might take longer.

It typically takes around 7-10 days for the penis to heal. After circumcision, the penis might be sore at the tip and look a little swollen, red, or bruised.

Be sure you carefully follow the instructions given to you by your Aspen Medical Group provider to ensure a quicker and smoother recovery.

If you’d like to inquire about circumcision, call Aspen Medical Group, Inc., or schedule an appointment online today.