The patient and family members are encouraged to bring their own special music which remind them of this very special occasion.
The circumcision is a very important and milestone event in a child's development in their culture and customs.
Because this is a very special occasion, some family members perform their prayers, songs and cultural ceremonies to respect their customs.
All family members wishing to be present are allowed to do so.
Of course, newborns and infant grandparents are also encouraged to be present during the procedure.
The procedure is started with the application of a local anesthesia at the base of the penis.
While waiting for the anesthesia to take effect, the penis and groin area will be prepared with sterilizing solution.
After the anesthesia takes effect, the foreskin is inspected for any foreskin adhesion to the head of the penis. These adhesions will be peeled off down to the neck of the head of the penis.
The skin is marked for for the excess foreskin site to be removed. The remaining foreskin wound is then then stitched with absorbable sutures.
After all bleeding, is any, is controlled, a large gauze dressing will then be applied to wrap the whole penis to give some comfort and protection of the penis.
The patient will be picked up by the parents who had been observing and distracting the infant with videos and play toys.
The infant is then transferred over to the recovery waiting room and observed for about 30 to 45 minutes until the infant is able to avoid freely before being discharged. The local anesthesia wil last for the rest of the night. The child eill experience only soreness on and off.
Post care instruction will be provided to the parents. We will call to check on the child that same evening.
The parents are asked to return the infant to the clinic within 24 to 48 hours for follow-up evaluation.