Male circumcision in infants leads to useful health and hygiene benefits that last throughout life. For example, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, infant circumcision leads to much lower likelihood of Urinary Tract Infections during infancy. Numerous studies have also indicated that circumcised men have lower risks of getting certain sexually-transmitted diseases such as human papilloma virus (HPV), and find it easier to maintain genital hygiene throughout their lifetime. The potential health benefits from circumcision are such that the procedure is a covered medical service by third-party payers, and you can rest assured that Omega Pediatrics will handle your child’s male circumcision procedure with the utmost care.
We will follow the Gomco procedure, which is named after the clamp that is used to clip off the foreskin. This straightforward procedure starts with observing the newborn for at least 2-3 days before a surgical decision is made. Once we have deemed the baby ready for surgery, our doctors will administer a local anesthetic in the area and use the Gomco clamp to clip off the foreskin.
After checking the result and carrying out post-surgical care, your infant is ready to go home. The healing process can take 7-10 days and you just have to follow our simple guidelines about post-surgical care. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. We’ll answer all your questions, address any concerns, and do everything we can to put your mind at ease.