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Circumcision Services

If you’re planning to have your son circumcised, you can access all of the resources you need at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics offices in Darien and Norwalk, Connecticut. Their experienced pediatrics team offers circumcision services to remove the foreskin over your son’s penis. They also provide after-care guidance to help you care for your son and ensure he heals fully. Call the Center for Advanced Pediatrics office nearest you today to schedule a circumcision consultation or book an appointment online.

Circumcision Q & A

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin that covers the tip of the penis. The procedure is often done on newborn boys soon after birth.

Older boys can also undergo circumcision, but their risk of infection and other complications increases. The Center for Advanced Pediatrics team can discuss your options for circumcising older boys during a consultation.

Why should I consider circumcision for my son?

You might consider circumcision for your son for preventive health care and hygiene reasons like:

  • Easier cleaning
  • Lower risk of penile cancer
  • Lower risk of urinary tract infections
  • Reduced risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Some families choose circumcision for religious and cultural reasons.

Babies with clotting disorders or other underlying health problems might not be candidates for circumcision. The Center for Advanced Pediatrics team can evaluate your son’s overall health to determine if you can move forward with a circumcision.

What happens during circumcision?

During a circumcision, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics team gently restrains your son’s legs and arms. They clean the penis and surrounding skin before injecting an anesthetic into the base of the penis.

Using a special clamp, the providers remove the foreskin of the penis. They apply a topical antibiotic to the treatment area before covering it with clean gauze to prevent infection.

A circumcision typically takes about 10 minutes. While circumcisions generally involve few complications, there are risks of bleeding and infection.

How do I care for my baby after circumcision?

Your baby’s penis should heal within 10 days. While it heals, you need to care for the area to prevent infection and other complications.

Initially, your baby will be fussy, and his penis can appear red, bruised, or swollen. You can bathe your baby as you normally would and should apply petroleum jelly to the tip of their penis with each diaper change.

If you notice your baby is having trouble urinating or if there’s excessive drainage or bleeding from the penis after circumcision, call the Center for Advanced Pediatrics right away.

Call the Center for Advanced Pediatrics today or book an appointment online if you’re interested in scheduling a circumcision for your son.