Male circumcision is typically an optional procedure, but it’s widely practiced in the US for the possible health benefits and various cultural traditions. At AllSafe Medical Group in Los Angeles, Lynwood, and Downey, California, the team provides safe and sanitary circumcisions for newborn boys under four weeks old. To schedule a circumcision for your baby or to learn more about the procedure before making a decision, call AllSafe Medical Group, or request an appointment online today.
Circumcision is the surgical process of removing a newborn boy’s foreskin that covers the tip of the penis. At AllSafe Medical Group, the team performs safe circumcisions shortly after infants are born after a thorough explanation to you of the benefits, procedure steps, and potential complications.
During your baby’s circumcision, your baby lies on his back as the team thoroughly cleans the penis and the surrounding area. They inject an anesthetic or apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before attaching a clamp to isolate the foreskin.
Once the clamp is secure, they cut and remove the foreskin. As a final step, they cover the penis in ointment and wrap it in gauze to heal. The entire procedure is quick and only takes 10 minutes or less.
The best time for circumcision is very shortly after birth. At AllSafe Medical Group, the team encourages you to make an appointment for your son’s circumcision as soon as possible after you leave the hospital after giving birth. The team provides circumcision procedures in the office for male babies up to four weeks old, but no later.
Many families choose to have their newborn baby boys circumcised for religious or cultural reasons. Beyond being traditional or ritualistic, circumcision may provide a number of health benefits for your child later in life. Here are some possible benefits of circumcision:
It’s ultimately up to you, the parent, whether or not to have your infant circumcised. The team at AllSafe Medical Group lets you know if there is any medical reason that your child needs a circumcision, but it is usually an optional surgery.
The team at AllSafe Medical Group gives you detailed instructions for care after a circumcision. Healing typically takes about 7-10 days, and you must change the bandages and apply petroleum jelly each time you change your baby’s diaper. It’s also important that you keep the area clean with mild soap and water to avoid infections and other complications.
If you’d like to learn more about circumcision before making the decision or schedule a safe circumcision for your newborn, call AllSafe Medical Group, or request an appointment online today.