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Circumcisions

We are now able to preform circumcisions on your newborn boy.  The procedure is currently only performed in our Cary office.  Currently, Dr. Villareal is the only one that preforms circumcisions in the office.  Here is what he has to say about the procedure.

“There are three different ways that a circumcision can be performed.  I was trained in the most common method using a Gomco clamp.  I feel comfortable performing circumcisions on newborns up to two weeks of age.

One of the most common concerns for a parent is how much pain their son will experience.  I take great care to numb the area and ensure that your son is numb prior to starting the circumcision.  I also have the baby suck on some sugar water throughout the procedure.  With these two soothing mechanisms, evidence and my experience shows that most babies are very comfortable, and I have a high percentage that will sleep through most of the procedure.

The worst part of the procedure is that they have to have their legs strapped down to the table so that they do not interfere with the sterile area, which can make kids a little cranky after the procedure.  The whole procedure takes about 25-30 minutes.  After the procedure, I have the parents wait in the office for about 15 minutes so that I can check the penis and ensure that everything looks appropriate.”

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact our Cary office with more questions.

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