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Circumcision Edmonton

Infant, Older Infant, Adolescent & Adult


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All the following steps are taken to ensure your son has minimal discomfort during the procedure. Your son is given ¾ th ml or 1 ml of Tempra( Infants Tylenol, 80 milligram/milliliter concentration ) at home ½ hours before the procedure. Then in our office , he will have a topical anesthetic cream applied that numbs the penile skin. Next he is given an injection called a dorsal penile ring block into soft tissue alongside the penis. The anesthetic cream has numbed the skin already so the injection is of little bother to him at this point. After 10 minutes the penis is “Frozen” and the circumcision is done. During the circumcision, he will receive sugar pacifiers to suck on, which will reduce his pain perceptions. The circumcision takes only 30 to 60 seconds with this technique, although the preparations described above requires you to be with him for one hour in our office. Also during this hour, all of the post procedure care will be reviewed carefully with you. For your additional peace of mind an after care instruction manual will be given to you to take home as well.

Anatomy of the Circumcision

The uncircumcised penis with the foreskin covering the glans(head of the penis) .This is how it would appear, looking on from the side.

The same penis as in the figure 1 but drawn as if the foreskin was transparent. Here you can see the foreskin in relation to the glans. Note the adhesions between the inner side of the foreskin and the glans. These are present at the birth in almost all babies and must be released before the actual circumcision.

This shows the foreskin stretched forward and through the central slit of a mogen. Notice the outline of the glans(shaded) safely behind the mogen. The cut is made along the front surface of the mogen.

The same penis following the circumcision. Notice that the cut edge of the skin retracts to just behind the back rim of the glans. This is the site of healing.