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Circumcision

Preferred Family Medicine Circumcision Service

 For parents seeking circumcision for their newborn child in the Reno-Tahoe area, we offer both Plastibell and Gomco procedures for active members and non-members. We understand that some pediatric offices do not offer circumcisions, so we offer the following cash-pay circumcision procedure for a simple, transparent fee. We do not bill insurance, and payment is expected upfront. We will provide an invoice upon request should you decide to submit it to your health insurer on your own. Fees include all follow-up appointments related to the procedure. We recommend scheduling the circumcision as soon as possible after birth, and not later than 14 days of age.

 

Our physicians, trained in the specialty of Family Medicine, have experience in newborn care, which includes performing circumcisions. Procedures and/or conditions deemed out of the scope of practice for family medicine will be deferred to a board-certified urologist. Details about these procedures may be found below. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Newborn Circumcision

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Circumcision for Baby Boys

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgery that removes the skin that covers the tip of the penis, called the "foreskin" (). Circumcision is usually done when a baby boy is between 1 and 10 days old. It is more common in some parts of the world than others. Circumcision is also a common tradition in some religions.

Should I have my baby circumcised?

There is no easy answer, and different people feel differently about this decision.

Circumcision has some benefits. But it also has some risks. After talking with your baby's doctor, you will have to decide for yourself what is right for your family.

What are the benefits of circumcision?

Circumcised boys seem to have slightly lower rates of:

Urinary tract infections

Swelling of the opening at the tip of the penis

 

As adults, circumcised males seem to have slightly lower rates of:

Urinary tract infections

Swelling of the opening at the tip of the penis

Penis cancer

HIV and other infections that you catch during sex

Cervical cancer in the women they have sex with

 

Even so, the risks of these problems are small, even in people who have not been circumcised. Also, people who are not circumcised can lower these extra risks by:

Cleaning their penis well

Using condoms during sex

 

What are the risks of circumcision?

Risks include:

Bleeding or infection from the surgery

Damage to the penis

A chance that the doctor will cut off too much or not enough of the foreskin

A chance that sex won't feel as good later in life

 

Only about 1 out of every 200 circumcisions leads to problems. There is also a chance that your health insurance won't pay for circumcision.

How is circumcision done in babies?

First, the baby gets medicine so he won't feel pain. This might be a cream on the skin or a shot into the base of the penis. Next, the doctor cleans the baby's penis well. Then they use special tools to cut off the foreskin. Finally, the doctor wraps a gauze bandage around the baby's penis.

If you have your baby circumcised, his doctor or nurse will give you instructions on how to care for him after the surgery. It is important that you follow those instructions carefully.

Click here for more in-depth information regarding circumcision from UpToDate.

This topic retrieved from UpToDate on: Aug 15, 2022.

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Payment is due at the time of service, in full. We accept all major credit cards and cash. No refunds. We do not bill insurance. 

 

 

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