Circumcision at Lowcountry Urology Clinics
The physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC have years of experience performing the circumcision procedure for adult males. We invite referring physicians to consider us for their patients who require the circumcision procedure.
As a service to our referring physicians, Lowcountry Urology Clinics would like to present some basic information on circumcision that you may wish to share with your patients.
Why Adult Circumcision?
Men who experience the following conditions, among others, may consider circumcision:
- Phimosis: a condition where the foreskin is constricted and cannot be pulled back over the head of the penis, or glans.
- Balanoposthitis: a recurring type of infection that causes inflammation of the glans of the penis.
- Paraphimosis: a rare condition where the foreskin gets stuck in its retracted position, and it cannot be replaced to its usual position.
- Other types of infections
- Certain penile cancers
Many men also choose circumcision for reasons of appearance, culture, hygiene or to help prevent potential cancers, infections, STDs and HIV.
Details of Adult Circumcision
Prior to surgery a numbing cream is often applied to the penis. This decreases pain when anesthesia is later injected into the surgical site.
There are two primary circumcision techniques. The dorsal slit technique involves an incision made in the foreskin near the tip of the glans back toward the base. The sleeve technique involves an incision made in the foreskin around the base of the glans, producing a “sleeve” of skin. In either case, your Urologist will control bleeding with pressure or electro-cautery. Incisions will be sutured or sealed with glue, and the area will be bandaged.
Recovery from Adult Circumcision
There will be a period of bed rest immediately following the procedure, but you should be able to go home the same day. A week of light to moderate activity should follow.
It is advisable that you try to avoid producing an erection during this time, as it may tear your sutures.
Choose Lowcountry Urology Clinics for Your Patients
For your patients that require adult circumcision, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC is a referral you can make with confidence. Contact us today.