Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin (prepuce) from the human penis.
In a typical procedure, the foreskin is opened and then separated from the glans after inspection, and then the foreskin is removed. Topical or locally injected anaesthesia may be used to reduce pain and physiologic stress.
For adults, general anaesthesia is an option, and for children general anaesthesia is always used.
The procedure is most often elected for religious reasons or personal preferences, but may be indicated for both therapeutic and prophylactic reasons.
It is a treatment option for pathological phimosis, refractory balanoposthitis and chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs); it is contraindicated in cases of certain genital structure abnormalities or poor general health.
For any circumcision enquiries, contact Dr Andre Naude at the Urology Clinic