The Truth About Circumcision

July 29, 2015

Dr. Koushik Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute Team are experts in men’s health, and we field lots of questions that many men are afraid to ask anyone else. We understand that men’s health can be a sensitive topic and we’re here to help. Today, Dr. Shaw shows tackles the tricky topic of circumcision.

Is circumcision available for adults?

Yes! Dr. Shaw routinely performs circumcisions. It’s a simple outpatient procedure.

Is circumcision painful?

It is normal to have pain after the procedure, which should improve day-by-day. You may have some degree of pain for up to 4 weeks, but remember that it is only temporary! After the surgery, we will prescribe pain medication that you can pick up from the pharmacy.

How is the circumcision performed?

Circumcision is done under general anesthesia in the operating room, and is usually a 30-45 minute outpatient procedure. The excess foreskin around the head of the penis is removed, and the edges are sewn back with absorbable sutures. After the procedure, you’ll be in the recovery room for about two hours. You’ll need someone to drive you back home from the surgery.

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