What is circumcision?
Circumcision is an elective surgical procedure to remove the foreskin from the penis and can be performed for different reasons. In adults, the surgery can be performed for religious or cultural reasons, and it is sometimes done to prevent the development of certain diseases, such as cancer of the penis or other problems that may affect the penis. The Hamptons Hospital only treats adults and cannot perform circumcision on those under 18.
How is a circumcision performed?
Adult circumcision is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia as elective surgery with the foreskin being remove with a scalpel or surgical scissors. It is a quick procedure lasting around 30 minutes.
How long is the recovery after a circumcision?
Initially, patients can feel discomfort for a few days after circumcision. Stitches will dissolve around 3 weeks following the procedure. It can take 4-6 weeks to recover fully and resume exercise.