Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the tissue covering the glans of the penis. It has its origin in religious rites and is an ancient practice. The decision of doing circumcision is a personal one. It is a matter of family tradition or personal hygiene. Sometimes it is also done due to medical need such as when the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back.

Circumcision Treatment

Alisklamp device is used for circumcision. It is a new generation disposable device. It is a simple and safe procedure. In this general anesthesia is given. This device has two parts: Plastic Tube and Plastic Clamp. The plastic tube is placed over the penis and then the plastic clamp is applied on the tube over the foreskin, which strangulates the foreskin in a 360 degree round circular fashion. Extra skin is then removed by making a clean cut on it.

Benefits of Circumcision

Reduced risk of urinary tract infection: A circumcised the male is less prone to urinary tract infections as compared to uncircumcised male. These infections may lead to kidney problems later on.

Better Hygiene: If a male is circumcised then it's easy to keep the head of the penis clean.

Reduced risk of sexually transmitted diseases: Circumcision may also reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV but it doesn’t eliminate the disease.

• Circumcision also reduces the risk of penile problems such as irritation, inflammation or infection.

• There are fewer chances of penile cancer in circumcised men.

Risks of Circumcision

The following problems are associated with circumcision:

• Pain
• Risk of bleeding.
• Risk of injury to the penis

Care following Circumcision Procedure

• Gently clean the area with warm water.
• Once the penis heals, wash it with soap and normal water during bathing.
• Avoid sex until it is healed.

Contact Doctor if any of the problems persist:

• Bleeding
• Redness and swelling of the penis
• Normal urination doesn’t resume with 12 hours after the procedure.
• Fever
• Pus-like discharge
• After healing urination is painful

Dr. Rizwan Khan is circumcision expert at < ahref="">Healing Hands Clinic. He is amongst the few surgeons in India to have mastered this technique from Ankara, Turkey. This advanced technique used for circumcision is almost painless, a blessing for infants who undergo this procedure. Healing Hands The clinic provides services all across India including Pune, Baner, Chinchwad, Chakan, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, and Bengaluru.

Author's Bio: 

Proctologist at Healing Hands Clinic