Toronto Circumcision Clinic
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the removal of the foreskin, the fold of skin that covers the head of the penis.
The benefits of male circumcision include a reduced risk of urinary tract infections in childhood, a reduced risk of ulcerative sexually transmitted diseases in adulthood, protection against penile cancer, a reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners, and prevention of balanitis ( inflammation of the glands), posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin) and paraphimosis (inability to return the retracted foreskin to its original location).Call us today and schedule an appointment
How circumcision is performed
Normally, a local anesthetic is given by injection through the skin near the base of the penis. During a circumcision, the foreskin is removed from the head of the penis (glans). Even though the person having the procedure will be awake, there will be no pain while it is being done. After the procedure, some discomfort is expected when the local anesthetic wears off. There are pain-killers that relieve any pain or discomfort.
For newborn babies, circumcision is easier and faster that it is with adolescents and adults. The healing period is much shorter for newborns and infants.