Circumcision is a surgical procedure where the foreskin of the penis is surgically removed leaving the head of the penis (Glans) uncovered.
Most circumcisions are done for religious or cultural or hygienic reasons. Some have it done for medical reasons. You have the choice to decide. If not sure, consult with your doctor and other family members.
Circumcision can be performed at any age but Dr Khatree prefers doing them on baby boys from 1 week onwards. The ideal age is between 1 week and 12 weeks. Dr Khatree does not do it on boys that are more than 12 months old.
Most patients will have an uneventful recovery but a minority of them may experience side effects like Bleeding, Bruising, Haematoma and Infection.
Dr Khatree has been doing circumcisions for about 35 years and has done over 5000 using both the Gomco and Plastibell methods.
The risk or complication rate is quoted as between 1-3 % – the commonest being bleeding and infection. The other risks which are rare are things like reaction to the local anaesthetic, bruising, not enough foreskin being removed and the head of the penis retracting. All of these are quite easily corrected.
You may feed your baby as normal – preferably about 30-40 minutes before the procedure.
Parents are not required to be present since Dr Khatree has a nurse assisting him.
Dr Khatree can be contacted at any time either at the Medical Centre or on his mobile. If for some reason, he is not contactable and you think the problem is urgent, then proceed to the nearest Hospital emergency department.